Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week

May 11, 2009


BERKELEY - No. 26-ranked California women's tennis sophomore Marina Cossou helped send the Golden Bears to the 2009 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championship round of 16 with a pair of dominating singles wins and the first doubles win of the weekend, making her the Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week.

Cal wiped out Long Island with a 4-0 victory on Friday before dropping No. 31-ranked Texas, 4-1, in the second round. Cossou teamed up with senior Claire Ilcinkas (ranked No. 35 together) and got the weekend's first win with an 8-1 pounding of Ashley Harvey and Amy Hosotsuji of the Blackbirds. In singles play, Cossou helped the Bears get one of the three victories they needed with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Harvey at No. 2 singles. Against Texas, Cossou recorded her 25th singles win of the year with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Caroline Larsson at court two. The second-year Bear has won eight of her nine singles matches since returning from a leg injury.

During the weekend, Cossou learned that she will be participating in the NCAA doubles championship with Ilcinkas as one of two Cal duos. She is also one of 64 singles players in the NCAA singles tournament and has recently received her second selection to the Pac-10's all-conference team.

Muscle Milk California Student-Athletes of the Week

Date Winner Sport
May 11 Marina Cossou Women's Tennis
May 4 Kari Karlsson Track and Field
April 27 Michael Coe Track and Field
April 20 Evan Roth Men's Gymnastics
April 13 Ryan Young Track and Field
April 6 Jana Juricova Women's Tennis
March 30 Nathan Adrian Men's Swimming and Diving
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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