Anita Ortega Basketball Coach

Anita Ortega is an Afro-Puerto Rican that was a collegiate basketball player at UCLA. She was an All-American. The team went on to defeat the University of Maryland, College Park in 1978 to take the Division I collegiate title (National Champions). In 1979, she played in the 1979 Pan American Games, representing Puerto Rico. Her father was born in Bayamón. Anita played in the Women's Basketball League (WBL) from 1979 to 1981. She was an all-star for the San Francisco Pioneers. In 1982, Anita returned to her alma mater as an assistant basketball coach. In 1984, Anita pursued a career in law enforcement. She presently hold the position of Captain with the Los Angeles Police Department. She also officiates Division I Women's Basketball. In 2002, Anita was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame. In 2006, Anita and her law enforcement background were used to develop a character in John Kuri's novel, Takin' it Back. Read more about Anita and this novel at the following link,


1. University of California, Los Angeles Colleges/University

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, USA. It was established in 1882 as the "Southern Branch" of the California State Normal School and is the second oldest of the ten campuses of the University of California system. It is considered as one of the flagship institutions of the University of California system, offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. With an enrollment of about 27,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world, UCLA is the largest university in the state of California in terms of student body. The university was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1974.

Type Public university
2013. 2.8 bil. $
2012. 2.2 bil. $
2011. 1.8 bil. $
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405 Hilgard Ave, 90095 - Los Angeles, California
2013. 28,674
2012. 27,941
2011. 27,199
2010. 26,162
2009. 26,556
2013. 12,121
2012. 12,004
2011. 13,476
2010. 11,995
2007. 11,179
Acceptance rate
2014. 18.23 %
2013. 26.48 %
2012. 21.98 %
2011. 25.48 %
2010. 22.69 %
Local tuition
2013. 12.7 K $
2012. 12.7 K $
2011. 12.7 K $
2010. 10.8 K $
2009. 8.85 K $
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People attended University of California, Los Angeles connected by profession and/or age

b. 1951., Basketball Coach
b. 1937., Basketball Coach
b. 1939., Basketball Coach
b. 1975., Basketball Coach
b. 1942., Organization leader
b. 1949., Judge
b. 1981., American Football Quarterback
b. 1951., Actor


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