gymnast Anna Li at John Wooden memorial

Nataional Champion UCLA Bruin gymnast Anna Li was chosen to speak at the memorial for legendary basketball coach John Wooden.


The public memorial service was held, appropriately enough, in Pauley Pavilion. It was a venue Wooden loved and in which he won nine of his 10 NCAA basketball championships.

… Athletic Director Dan Guerrero announced that Wooden’s customary seat in Pauley Pavilion — Section 103B, Row 2, Seat 1 — would be retired. No one would ever be allowed to sit there again, a decision that was met with applause. …

John Wooden's seat in Pauley Pavilion

UCLA Newsroom – Celebrating the life of John Wooden, a beloved coach and teacher

Anna posted a photo of the program with her name in it. (She’s there with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.)

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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