This week I’m highlighting someone who defines the term Most Valuable Player: women’s basketball standout Rebekah Gardner.
A 6’1″ senior guard from Upland, CA, Gardner is leading the Bruins with 15.6 points per game, and is also doing well on the boards with her 6.6 rebounds a contest.
Gardner has led her team in scoring in half of UCLA’s 18 games, including career highs in her last outing against Oregon, 22 points and 15 rebounds.
This young lady is the biggest bright spot on a team that – to be blunt - is shorthanded due to season-ending injuries to too many key players and, at the moment, is not going anywhere with a record of 8-10 and 3-4 in the Pac-12 Conference.
Here is a video clip of her commenting on a recent road trip this past winter break with some highlights. I hope everyone in Bruin Nation enjoys it…