Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week

March 23, 2009


BERKELEY -Dana Vollmer is the Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week in honor or her performance at the NCAA Championships, where the Bears won their first-ever NCAA title.

Vollmer was the final anchor of the Cal foursome of Hannah Wilson, Liv Jensen and Erica Dagg that sizzled to a new school, NCAA, NCAA Championship meet, American and U.S. Open record time of 3:09.88 in the 400 free relay to seal the national title for the Golden Bears.

She helped put the icing on the cake in the 800-yard freestyle relay as Cal's foursome of Sara Isakovic, Hannah Wilson, Liv Jensen and Vollmer clocked a new school, NCAA, NCAA Championship, American and U.S. Open record time of 6:52.69, with Vollmer leaving no doubt with the last 200 yards with a scorching 1:41.75.

Vollmer also secured the top spot in the 100-yard freestyle morning preliminaries with a time of 47.24, then returned with even more firepower in the Championship final with a resounding personal-best time of 47.17 to claim her second individual NCAA freestyle title of the week.

On Friday night, Vollmer won the NCAA title in the 200-yard freestyle. This was Vollmer's third individual NCAA title in three years at Cal (100-yard butterfly in 2007). It was also the first 100 free NCAA title by a Cal women's swimmer in school history. Vollmer's 200 free NCAA title on Friday night was the first by a Golden Bear since Conny van Bentum in 1986.

Earlier in the Friday morning preliminaries, Vollmer clocked an NCAA Championship meet record time of 1:42.63 in the 200-yard freestyle, securing the top spot for the Championship final. That record didn't last long as she bested that mark with a time of 1:42.01, a new NCAA Championship meet record. Vollmer simply turned on the jets in the final 50 yards, clocking a time of 25.54 to create separation from second-place finisher Morgan Scroggy (1:42.90).

For her achievements, Vollmer has also been named the 2009 NCAA Female Swimmer of the Year.

Muscle Milk California Student-Athletes of the Week

Date Winner Sport
March 23 Dana Vollmer Women's Swimming and Diving
March 16 Michael Coe Indoor Track & Field
March 9 Nathan Adrian Men's Swimming and Diving
March 2 Dana Vollmer Women's Swimming and Diving
February 23 Marissa Drewrey Softball
February 16 Mari Andersson Women's Tennis
February 9 Kyle Bunthuwong Men's Gymnastics
February 2 Devanei Hampton Women's Basketball
January 26 Emily Csikos Women's Water Polo
January 19 Alexis Gray-Lawson Women's Basketball
January 12 Patrick Christopher Men's Basketball

January 12

Patrick Christopher Men's Basketball
December 29 idle
December 22 idle
December 15 Jerome Randle Men's Basketball
December 8 Jahvid Best Football
December 1 Ashley Walker Women's Basketball
November 24 Alexis Gray-Lawson Women's Basketball
November 17 Brian Dudley Men's Water Polo
November 10 Jana Juricova Women's Tennis
November 3 Nathan Adrian Men's Swimming
October 27 Michael Mohamed Football
October 20 Carli Lloyd Volleyball
October 13 Alex Morgan Women's Soccer
October 6 Marina Cossou Women's Tennis
September 29 Syd'Quan Thompson Football
September 22 Hana Cutura Volleyball
September 15 Andrea Lo Field Hockey
September 8 Jahvid Best Football
September 2 Andrew Wiedeman Men's Soccer

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