Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week
July 7, 2008
BERKELEY - Former California All-American Emily Silver earned a spot in the 2008 Summer Olympics when she was announced as a member of the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Saturday at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb., making her the Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week.
Silver was a member of the U.S. team at the 2007 World University Games, where she won a gold medal in the 400 free relay and a silver in the 400 medley relay. During the 2007-08 college dual season, she recorded over 10 individual first-place finishes (in dual meets). Silver was a member of Cal's 800-yard free relay that won the 2008 Pac-10 title in a school-record 7:04.13 and she was on the NCAA runner-up 200 free relay (1:27.27). Silver set a Cal record in the 50 free at the 2007 NCAA meet (21.99, since broken), and she was the '07 Pac-10 champion in the 100 and 200 free.
Saturday in Omaha, Silver finished fifth in the 100-meter freestyle in at time of 54.91 to earn consideration as a member of the U.S relay team for the Beijing Games.
Muscle Milk California Student-Athletes of the Week