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Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  02/25/2008


February 25, 2008

BERKELEY - California women's tennis senior Stephanie Kusano went without losing a single match last week (6-0), losing only one set out of seven in singles play in a tiebreaker, to earn the honor as Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week.

Kusano's win on court six against No. 31 Carolyn McVeigh helped the Bears seal a 6-1 upset victory against the No. 3 Stanford Cardinal. In her next four sets, Kusano surrendered only five games on her way to a 7-1 record in dual matches and a 15-6 overall record. She is currently riding a five-match winning streak to boot.

In doubles play, Kusano is ranked No. 53 when teamed with fellow senior Susie Babos. The duo went a perfect 3-0 this week on the top court against Stanford, Washington State and Washington. Their win against the Huskies clinched the doubles point for Cal, giving the Bears the decided edge heading into singles play. Babos and Kusano are 6-2 on the dual season and own a team-high 12 wins in doubles play overall.

The senior from Houston, Texas, has helped the Bears reach a 6-2 overall record, 2-0 in Pac-10 Conference play and has become a force with which to be reckoned.

Muscle Milk California Student-Athletes of the Week

Date Winner Sport
Feb. 25 Stephanie Kusano Women's Tennis
Feb. 18 Thomas Mack Track & Field
Feb. 11 Sam Helvie Men's Swimming & Diving
Feb. 4 Ryan Anderson Men's Basketball
Jan. 28 Emily Silver Women's Swimming
Jan. 21 Kyson Bunthuwong Men's Gymnastics
Jan. 14 Ashley Walker Women's Basketball
Jan. 7 Devanei Hampton Women's Basketball
Dec. 10 Hana Cutura Volleyball
Dec. 3 Adam Haley Men's Water Polo
Nov. 26 Luke Sassano Men's Soccer
Nov. 19 Ashley Walker Women's Basketball
Nov. 12 Stefan Frei Men's Soccer
Nov. 5 Javier Ayala-Hil Men's Soccer
Oct. 29 Kelly Knoche Field Hockey
Oct. 22 Michael Sharf Men's Water Polo
Oct. 15 Angie Pressey Volleyball
Oct. 8 Susie Babos Women's Tennis
Oct. 1 Alex Morgan Women's Soccer
Sept. 24 Ashley Glosz Field Hockey
Sept. 17 Justin Forsett Football
Sept. 10 Ellen Orchard Volleyball
Sept. 3 DeSean Jackson Football

2006-07 Winners


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