Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week

July 28, 2008

BERKELEY - Martin Maric made the Croatian Olympic team in the discus on July 22 when he qualified for the Beijing Games with a personal-best mark of 62.68 meters in Ljubljana, Slovenia, making him the Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week.

Maric -- Cal's 45th athlete to qualify for the Games, the 45th Cal Olympian in the history of the program and only current track and field student-athlete from the University to compete in this summer's Olympic Games -- surpassed the Olympic 'B' standard of 62.50 meters to earn his spot on Croatia's Olympic team. He will be joined at the Games by former Bears Magdalena Lewy (a current Cal assistant coach), Grace Upshaw and Kristin Heaston representing the U.S. team, and Amin Nikfar representing Iran.

Having just wrapped up his first year at Cal after transferring from Georgia, Maric achieved All-America status at the NCAA Championships earlier this year when he recorded a mark of 185-10 (56.64m) in the discus, taking eighth overall. It was the second time he earned All-America honors in his collegiate career.

Muscle Milk California Student-Athletes of the Week

July 28Martin MaricTrack & Field
July 21Keegan EngelbrechtRugby
July 14idle
July 7Emily SilverWomen's Swimming
June 30Dana VollmerWomen's Swimming
June 23Molly HayesWomen's Water Polo
June 16Katie MorganTrack & Field
June 9Freshmen EightMen's Crew
June 2Alysia JohnsonTrack & Field
May 26Tim McNeillMen's Gymnastics
May 12Varsity EightWomen's Crew
May 12Claire IlcinkasWomen's Tennis
May 5Ryan TaylorRugby
April 28Bozhidar KatsarovMen's Tennis
April 21Tim McNeillMen's Gymnastics
April 14Cherrelle Garrett Track & Field
April 7Kevin MillerBaseball
March 31David CooperBaseball
March 24Ashley WalkerWomen's Basketball
March 17Kyson BunthuwongMen's Gymnastics
March 10Natasha VitalWomen's Basketball
March 3Lauren BoyleWomen's Swimming
Feb. 25Stephanie KusanoWomen's Tennis
Feb. 18Thomas MackTrack & Field
Feb. 11Sam HelvieMen's Swimming & Diving
Feb. 4Ryan AndersonMen's Basketball
Jan. 28Emily SilverWomen's Swimming
Jan. 21Kyson BunthuwongMen's Gymnastics
Jan. 14Ashley WalkerWomen's Basketball
Jan. 7Devanei HamptonWomen's Basketball
Dec. 10Hana CuturaVolleyball
Dec. 3Adam HaleyMen's Water Polo
Nov. 26Luke SassanoMen's Soccer
Nov. 19Ashley WalkerWomen's Basketball
Nov. 12Stefan FreiMen's Soccer
Nov. 5Javier Ayala-HilMen's Soccer
Oct. 29Kelly KnocheField Hockey
Oct. 22Michael SharfMen's Water Polo
Oct. 15Angie PresseyVolleyball
Oct. 8Susie BabosWomen's Tennis
Oct. 1Alex MorganWomen's Soccer
Sept. 24Ashley GloszField Hockey
Sept. 17Justin ForsettFootball
Sept. 10Ellen OrchardVolleyball
Sept. 3DeSean JacksonFootball

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