Muscle Milk California Athlete of the Week

June 4, 2007

BERKELEY - For the second time this year, the Muscle Milk Athlete of the Week Award is not going to an individual. This week's Muscle Milk honoree is the men's freshman eight from the Golden Bear crew team.

The freshmen eight were one of three Cal teams to capture national titles at the IRA Regatta on the Cooper River in New Jersey. The other winners were the freshman four and the varsity four+. The freshman eight's gold medal finish marked the ninth consecutive year the Bears have finished amongst the top three crews at the IRA Regatta. In May, Cal also won its fifth consecutive Pac-10 freshman eight championship with an almost eight second victory over Washington.

This season, Cal's Freshman Eight regained control of the national title and posted an undefeated season for the second time in school history. The Bears won consecutive national titles in 2004 and 2005, but lost to Washington in 2006. Cal finished with a 3.5 second lead over Brown (5:44.736) and Washington (5:44.392). Harvard, Princeton and Yale rounded out the field.

Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week

Date Winner Fall Sport
May 28 Ed Wright Men's Track and Field
May 21 Michael Brady Baseball
May 14 Zsuzsanna Fodor Women's Tennis
May 7 Chase Brogan Rugby
April 30 David Torrence Men's Track and Field
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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