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
|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|