This week’s UC Irvine Blue & Gold Report focuses on a cross-section of spring sports, with student-athletes from tennis, baseball, and track and field. Learn more about senior women’s tennis player Becky Bernhard, sophomore LHP Danny Bibona, and junior runner Lauren Chramosta in this week’s interviews.
Bernhard has been a mainstay for the Anteater women’s tennis program her entire career. She played her last match for the Anteaters on April 27, 2008 at the Big West Tennis Championships, a match she describes as “one of the best matches of my career.” She was recently named to the All-Big West Singles First Team for the third straight year, and along with fellow senior Inna Agababian, named to the All-Big West Doubles Second Team. Hear what Bernhard has to say about her career, her fellow teammates, and her experience as a student-athlete at UC Irvine.
Bibona has earned his spot as the Sunday starter for the Anteater baseball squad behind notable pitchers Scott Gorgen and Bryce Stowell. On the year, Bibona is 7-3 with a 3.35 ERA in 17 appearances. The Anteaters are currently tied for fourth in the Big West and are looking to repeat the magic of 2007 in a return trip to the College World Series. Catch them on BigWest.TV when they host UC Santa Barbara this weekend beginning on Friday, May 23 at 6:15 p.m. PDT.
Chramosta is a converted hurdler who now competes in the 3000m steeplechase. She recently recorded the second-best time in UC Irvine history at 10:49.92 in just her second race. The mark also qualifies her for the NCAA West Regional to be held at the Matador Track & Field Complex on the campus of Cal State Northridge May 30-31.
Normally a weekly radio show focusing on the student-athletes and coaches of Anteater Sports, the Blue & Gold Report is hosted by the voice of UC Irvine men’s basketball and baseball, Mark Roberts, and airs every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. PST on KUCI 88.9 FM and on the internet at www.kuci.org.
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