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Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

Nisa Ontiveros, Softball
By Cal Athletics on Mon, April 25, 2016

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BERKELEY --  Cal senior Nisa Ontiveros enjoyed the finest week of her collegiate career as she earned the win in the Bears’ first four games and turned in a gritty performance in the series finale against Stanford. She began the week by setting a career-high in strikeouts with 12 against UC Davis, then came back in later that day to record the final out of an eventual 5-4 win over the Aggies. She only got better from there, setting her career high in strikeouts again in Friday’s win over Stanford with 13 in a two-hit, one-run performance. Her best moment came Saturday when she took the ball for the second consecutive day and struck out 16 Cardinal hitters to finish the game with the most strikeouts in a single game by any Pac-12 pitcher this season. In the win, eight of the first nine outs she recorded came via strikeout and she allowed just one hit. On Sunday, Ontiveros again started and left with the lead in the sixth inning, eventually taking a no-decision in Cal’s series-ending victory. She struck out 48 in the week and finished with a 1.33 ERA to finish the week with a Pac-12 best season ERA of 1.59 This is softball's second Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week nod after teammate Jazmyn Jackson earned the honor during the week of April 18. 



California Muscle Milk Student-Athletes of the Week

Date  Student-Athlete Sport
May 2 Nisa Ontiveros Softball
April 25 Maegan Manasse Women's Tennis
April 18 Jazmyn Jackson  Softball
April 11 Andre Goransson Men's Tennis
April 4 Brett Cumberland Baseball
March 28 Ryan Murphy Men's Swim and Dive
March 21 Rachel Bootsma Women's Swim and Dive
March 14 Jessica Howe Women's Gymnastics
March 7 Andrew Seliskar Men's Swim and Dive
Feb. 29 Farida Osman Women's Swim and Dive
Feb. 1 Kathleen Baker Women's Swim and Dive
Jan. 25 Jordan Mathews Men's Basketball
Jan. 11 Jessica Howe Women's Gymnastics
Dec. 14 Kristine Anigwe Women's Basketball
Nov. 30 Jared Goff Football
Nov. 23 Phoebe LaMay Women's Swim and Dive
Nov. 16 Courtney Range Women's Basketball
Nov. 9 Andrew Battaglia Rugby
Nov. 2 Johnny Hooper Men's Water Polo
Oct.. 26 Christian Thierjung Men's Soccer
Oct. 19 Samantha Witteman Women's Soccer
Oct. 12 Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr Women's Tennis
Oct. 5 Jared Goff Football
Sept. 28 Kyle Kragen Football
Sept. 21 Khalfani Muhammad Football
Sept. 14 Arielle Ship Women's Soccer


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