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Viola & McClinton Named Muscle Milk Student-Athletes of the Week

884364.jpeg March 24, 2008

Coral Gables, FL (www.hurricanesports.com) — – Sophomore diver Brittany Viola and junior guard Jack McClinton have been chosen the Muscle Milk Student-Athletes of the Week for March 17-23.

Viola became just the third women’s diver in UM history to win an NCAA Championship when she was victorious in the platform event at the 2008 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships at Ohio State on Saturday, March 22. Viola, who had previously finished seventh in the one-meter springboard event at the Championships, finished the competition with a score of 362.60.

McClinton scored 32 of his 38 points in the second half as the Hurricanes overcame a 32-27 deficit at intermission to defeat St. Mary’s 78-64 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 21. The game marked the first NCAA appearance by the men’s basketball team since 2002.

2008 Muscle Milk Miami Athlete of the Week

Date Winner Sport
Mar. 24 Brittany Viola & Jack McClinton Diving/Men’s Basketball
Mar. 17 Krista Simkins Women’s Track
Mar. 10 Jemile Weeks Baseball
Mar. 3 Tim Harris Men’s Track
Feb. 25 Dwayne Collins Men’s Basketball
Feb. 18 Tim Harris Men’s Track
Feb. 11 Krista Simkins Women’s Track
Feb. 4 Daniel Vallverdu Men’s Tennis
Jan. 28 Jack McClinton Men’s Basketball
Jan. 23 Romy Farah Women’s Tennis
Jan. 16 James Dews & Jimmy Graham Men’s Basketball
Jan. 9 Annika Saarnak Swimming & Diving
Jan. 2 Maurita Reid Volleyball