UCLA adds All-MIVA setter from Ball State as grad transfer

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The top offense in the nation last season has added another all-conference player.

UCLA announced via social media that former Ball State setter David Flores will join the Bruins as a graduate transfer for the 2024 season.


Flores in their only season as the Ball State starting setter guided the offense to the fifth-best attack percentage in the nation at .335. The Second-Team All-MIVA selection also was sixth in the country with a 10.25 assists per game average and helped the Cardinals advance to the MIVA Tournament finals.

UCLA won the NCAA championship last season to end a 17-year championship drought.

The Bruins return a majority of starters from that championship team, including setter Andrew Rowan. Rowan as a freshman helped the Bruins hit a nation-best .382 and was named the National Newcomer of the Year.