BERKELEY - Jake Anderson has been named California Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for the second time in 2012-13 following his latest standout performance April 13 on Witter Rugby field against Saint Mary's College.
In the highly anticipated matchup between No. 1 Cal and No. 5 Gaels, Anderson got off to an unlucky start with his first placekicking attempt, a 30-meter penalty kick that caromed no good off both uprights, and the Bears went into halftime down 15 points.
But the Bears stormed back to win the match between two squads with unbeaten collegiate records thanks in no small part to the junior fullback, who connected on his next three penalty attempts and added four conversions, including two back-to-back from along the left touchline, to bolster the Bears' comeback in a 42-31 victory. Anderson finished with 17 points scored and Cal improved to 19-0 (5-0 PAC Rugby Conference).
Anderson's honor is the third for the team from Muscle Milk this year, with freshman Russell Webb also earning the accolade.
California Muscle Milk Student-Athletes of the Week
Date Student-Athlete Sport
April 16 Jake Anderson Rugby
March 25 Elizabeth Pelton Women's Swimming
March 12 Michael Kim Men's Golf
March 5 Elizabeth Pelton Women's Swimming
Feb. 26 Justin Cobbs Men's Basketball
Feb. 19 Lindsey Ziegenhirt Softball
Feb. 11 Talia Caldwell Women's Basketball
Feb. 4 Richard Solomon Men's Basketball
Jan. 28 Chioma Amaechi Track & Field
Dec. 3 Elizabeth Pelton Women's Swimming & Diving
Nov. 27 Justin Cobbs Men's Basketball
Nov. 5 Shannon Hawari Women's Volleyball
Oct. 22 Collin Smith Men's Water Polo
Oct. 15 Russell Webb Rugby
Oct. 8 Zach Maynard Football
Oct. 1 Rachel Mercik Women's Soccer
Sept. 24 Stefano Bonomo Men's Soccer
Sept. 17 Jake Anderson Rugby
Sept. 10 Lauren Battung Women's Soccer
Sept. 4 Emi Lawson Women's Soccer
Aug. 27 Tony Salciccia Men's Soccer
Aug. 20 Grace Leer Women's Soccer