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Five Bruins Earn Pac-12 All-Academic Honors
By: UCLA Athletics

April 17, 2013

Five UCLA gymnasts were named to the Pac-12 All-Academic gymnastics team for 2013 - second-team honoree Lichelle Wong and honorable mention picks Kaelie Baer, Mattie LarsonAlyssa Pritchett and Vanessa Zamarripa.

Wong, a senior from Ossendrecht, Holland, holds a 3.39 cumulative GPA in Psychology. This is Wong's third consecutive All-Academic honor; she was a honorable mention selection in 2011 and 2012. She has set career-highs this season on vault (9.85), bars (9.9) and all-around (39.375).

Baer, a senior from Columbus, Ind., earns her second Pac-12 All-Academic honor. The All-Pac-12 performer on vault has competed on vault and beam in every meet for the Bruins this season, achieving career-highs on both events with a 9.925 on vault and 9.875 on beam.

First-time honorees this season are Larson, Pritchett and Zamarripa. Larson, a sophomore from Los Angeles, competed in eight meets before suffering a season-ending knee injury on Mar. 10. She had season-highs of 9.875 on bars and 9.9 on beam. Pritchett has had a standout season, averaging a team-best 9.896 on floor and scoring a career-high 9.85 on vault. Zamarripa has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in the all-around for two months and was named the West Region and Pac-12 Gymnast of the Year.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

2013 Pac-10 All-Academic - Women's Gymnastics
First Team
Alicia Asturias, California, Jr. - 3.87, Psychology
Lia Del Priore, Utah, Jr. - 3.84 Math Teaching
Hailee Hansen, Utah, Jr. - 3.95, Communications
Mary Beth Lofgren, Utah, Jr. - 3.90, Health-Ed
Corrie Lothrop, Utah, Jr. - 3.70, Health-Ed
Stephanie McGregor, Oregon State, Sr. - 3.98, Bioengineering
Shona Morgan, Stanford, Jr. - 3.77, Human Biology
Kahoku Palafox, Arizona State, Grad. - 3.90, Urban & Enviornmental Planning
Shana Sangston, Arizona, Jr. - 3.81, Family Studies & Human Development
Becky Tutka, Utah, So. - 3.81, Business
Aliza Vaccher, Washington, Jr. - 3.62, Psychology
Megan Whitney, Washington, Sr. - 3.83, Psychology
Jenny Peter, Stanford, Sr. - 3.64, Communication
Callie Price, Arizona State, Gr. - 3.92, Exercise and Wellness
Shana Sangston, Arizona, So. - 3.76, Pre-Nursing
Megan Whitney, Washington, Jr. - 3.78, Psychology

Second Team
Aubree Cristello, Arizona, Sr. - 3.53, Marketing
Georgia Dabritz, Utah, So. - 3.64, Undeclared
Nansy Damianova, Utah, Jr. - 3.49, Mass Communication
Barbara Donaldson, Arizona, Jr. - 3.57, French
McKenzie Fetcher, Washington, So. - 3.63, Pre-Major Arts & Scoemces
Taylor Keeker, Oregon State, So. - 3.63, Human Development & Family Sciences
Katelyn Ohlrich, Oregon State, So. - 3.59, Civil Engineering
Amelia Rew, Arizona State, Sr. - 3.48, Biological Sciences
Arla Rosenzweig, California, Sr. - 3.44, Cognitive Science
Amanda Spinner, Stanford, Jr. - 3.45, Economics
Tory Wilson, Utah, So. - 3.65, Biology
Lichelle Wong, UCLA, Sr. - 3.39 Psychoogy

Honorable Mention: Leilani Alferos, Jr., CAL; Kaelie Baer, Sr., UCLA; Paige Bixler, Sr., WASH; Danielle Buchanan, So., ARIZ; Carol Chang, Sr., CAL; Dallas Crawford, Jr., CAL; Nicole Dayton, Sr., STAN; Allison Flores, So., ARIZ; Natelle Gentile, So., ASU; Pauline Hanset, So., STAN; Mattie Larson, So., UCLA: Alyssa Pritchett, Sr., UCLA; Molly Quirk, Sr., ARIZ; Lauren Rogers, Sr., WASH; Samantha Shapiro, So., STAN; Chelsea Spomer, Sr., CAL; Chelsea Tang, So., OSU; Phoebe Tham, Sr., WASH; Kristina Vaculik, So., STAN; Jordan Williams, Jr., ARIZ; Cerise Witherby, So., OSU; Amber Womba, So., ARIZ; Vanessa Zamarripa, Sr., UCLA.

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Georgia and Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
3rd, 196.825
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
L, 197.200 - 197.950
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
1st, 197.250
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. NCAA Regionals
Salt Lake City, UT
2nd, 196,375
Friday, Apr 15
vs. NCAA Team Semifinals
Fort Worth, TX
3rd, 196.700
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. NCAA Super Six
Fort Worth, TX
5th, 196.825
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS