Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  07/07/2008

July 7, 2008

BERKELEY - Former California All-American Emily Silver earned a spot in the 2008 Summer Olympics when she was announced as a member of the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Saturday at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb., making her the Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week.

Silver was a member of the U.S. team at the 2007 World University Games, in which she won a gold medal in the 400-free relay and a silver in the 400-medley relay. During the 2007-08 collegiate season, she recorded over 10 individual first-place finishes (in dual meets). She was a member of Cal's 800-yard free relay that won the 2008 Pac-10 title (and set a Pac-10 meet record) in 7:04.13, and she was on the NCAA runner-up 200 free relay (1:27.52, a new school record). Silver set a Cal record in the 50 free at the 2007 NCAA meet (21.99, since broken), and she was the '07 Pac-10 champion in the 100 and 200 free. Voted team MVP as a freshman in 2005, Silver earned a bronze medal in the 400-meter free relay at the World Championships that summer.

Saturday in Omaha, Silver finished fifth in the 100-meter freestyle in at time of 54.91 to earn consideration as a member of the U.S relay team for the Beijing Games.

Muscle Milk California Student-Athletes of the Week

Date Winner Sport
July 7 Emily Silver Women's Swimming
June 30 Dana Vollmer Women's Swimming
June 23 Molly Hayes Women's Water Polo
June 16 Katie Morgan Track & Field
June 9 Freshmen Eight Men's Crew
June 2 Alysia Johnson Track & Field
May 26 Tim McNeill Men's Gymnastics
May 12 Varsity Eight Women's Crew
May 12 Claire Ilcinkas Women's Tennis
May 5 Ryan Taylor Rugby
April 28 Bozhidar Katsarov Men's Tennis
April 21 Tim McNeill Men's Gymnastics
April 14 Cherrelle Garrett Track & Field
April 7 Kevin Miller Baseball
March 31 David Cooper Baseball
March 24 Ashley Walker Women's Basketball
March 17 Kyson Bunthuwong Men's Gymnastics
March 10 Natasha Vital Women's Basketball
March 3 Lauren Boyle Women's Swimming
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

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