Muscle Milk California Athlete of the Week




April 30, 2007

BERKELEY - Junior David Torrence is the Muscle Milk Athlete of the Week after being the top Golden Bear standout in a spectacular day at Edwards Stadium on Saturday. In the final event of the California Collegiate Challenge, the junior broke a 50-year old Golden Bear record by running the mile in 3:58.62. Torrence's mark topped the previous Cal record, registered by Don Bowden in 1957 who was the first American to run a sub-four-minute mile at 3:58.70. Fifty-years later with Bowden in attendance, Torrence broke the mark.

In addition to Torrence's excellent effort, junior Alysia Johnson posted the best time in the country this year in the 800-meter run, establishing her own school record with a time of 2:01.48. That time broke the previous record set by Louise Romo 23 years ago.

The Golden Bear track performances were part of another outstanding weekend of performances in Berkeley. On the softball field, freshman Marissa Drewrey tossed a three-hit complete game shutout as Cal edged No. 7 Arizona State, 1-0. Baseball's Tyler Ross, last week's Muscle Milk Athlete of the Week, also pitched another gem, hurling eight innings with nine strikeouts in a 4-2 victory - also against Arizona State, ranked No. 6 in the nation in baseball.

The Cal track and field teams are back in action this weekend with individuals in action at the Modesto Relays.

Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week

Date Winner Fall Sport
April 23 Tyson Ross Baseball
April 16 Tim McNeill Men's Gymnastics
April 9 Alex Sutton Softball
April 2 Carrie Johnson Women's Track and Field
March 26 Kelechi Anyanwu Women's Track and Field
March 19 Patrick O'Neil Men's Swimming
March 12 Dana Vollmer Women's Swimming
March 5 Devanei Hampton Women's Basketball
February 26 Dominik Meichtry Men's Swimming
February 19 Dana Vollmer Women's Swimming
February 12 Tim McNeill Men's Gymnastics
February 5 Devanei Hampton Women's Basketball
January 29 Alysia Johnson Track and Field
January 22 Ashley Walker Women's Basketball
January 15 Devanei Hampton Women's Basketball
January 8 Ayinde Ubaka Men's Basketball
January 1 Marshawn Lynch Football
December 25 Ryan Anderson Men's Basketball
December 11 Ashley Walker Women's Basketball
December 4 NCAA Champions Men's Water Polo
November 27 John Mann Men's Water Polo
November 20 Ashley Walker Women's Basketball
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