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Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  05/12/2008


May 12, 2008

BERKELEY - Claire Ilcinkas became the first Bear to break the 30 singles-wins plateau this season in helping the Golden Bears secure two 4-0 wins over the weekend in the first and second rounds of the 2008 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships. Her team moves on to the Round of 16 and the junior from Paris, France, is the Muscle Milk California Student-Athlete of the Week.

Cal defeated Army and LSU at the Hellman Tennis Complex as Ilcinkas won all four of her matches, two in singles and two in doubles. She got her 30th and 31st singles wins in convincing fashion on the fourth court against Army's Kristin Beehler (6-0, 6-0) and LSU's Nicole Kantor (6-3, 6-1). In doubles play, with the help of partner Marina Cossou, Ilcinkas was never threatened, taking two 8-0 wins on the second court.

Ilcinkas' 31-7 overall singles record is the best winning percentage on the team in addition to being the most for any player. She is currently ranked No. 40 in the latest ITA poll.

Muscle Milk California Student-Athletes of the Week

Date Winner Sport
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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