Counting Down The 25 Greatest Athletes In UCLA History


UCLA has the most decorated, star-studded sporting legacy of any American university.

To date, UCLA has the most Division 1 National Championships (113) of any institution.

As such, you can imagine the athletic talent hailing from Westwood. There are countless athletes worthy of being mentioned as all-time greats. However, 25 have distinguished themselves as the cream of the crop:

25. Karch Kiraly



Kiraly won three national titles at UCLA as a star volleyball player. A four-time All-American, Kiraly went 123-5 during his career in Westwood. After graduating, he ultimately became a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Much of his professional success came in the field of beach volleyball. He’s got the most all-time professional beach volleyball titles (148) of any player in the history of the sport.

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24. Cade McNown



The lefty out of Oregon is undoubtedly one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the school. His junior and senior seasons enabled UCLA to achieve a 20-4 record during this span. McNown led the team to a Rose Bowl appearance in 1998. As a senior, he set multiple Pac-10 records. He was a consensus first-team All-American, and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. McNown is the only UCLA quarterback to ever go 4-0 against USC.

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