Zamarripa Receives Pac-12 Honors

Feb. 7, 2012

For the second time this season, redshirt junior Vanessa Zamarripa earned Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week honors, receiving the award after her performances on vault and uneven bars vs. Stanford on Feb. 5. (Watch uneven bars video)

Zamarripa helped the seventh-ranked Bruins beat then-No. 12 Stanford by winning both the vault and uneven bars with scores of 9.950 on each event. The win on vault was her third in five meets this year, and she has scored at least a 9.900 or better on 14 consecutive vaults. Her 9.950 on the bars was the highest score by any Bruin on that event this season.

The Special Performance of the Week nod is Zamarripa's seventh of her career; she previously won the award on Jan. 17 of this year after scoring a 10 on vault at Cal. She also won the award twice in 2010 and three times in 2009. Additionally, Zamarripa has five Conference Gymnast of the Week awards to her credit.

Utah's Corrie Lothrop won Gymnast of the Week honors.

UCLA competes at the IGI/Chicago Style Classic this Friday, Feb. 10 against Illinois, Missouri and Boise State.

Also Nominated:
Gymnast of the Week:
Aubree Cristello, ARIZ; Amelia Rew, ASU; Makayla Stambaugh, OSU; Lichelle Wong, UCLA; Lauren Rogers, WASH.
Special Performance of the Week: Amber Wobma, ARIZ; Beate Jones, ASU; Kelsi Blalock, OSU; Stephanie McAllister, UTAH; McKenzie Fechter, WASH.

2012 Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week
Jan. 10: Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Jan. 17: Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Jan. 24: Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Jan. 31: Ruby Engreitz, Wash
Feb. 7: Corrie Lothrop, Utah

2012 Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week
Jan. 10: Tauny Frattone, UCLA
Jan. 17: Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Jan. 24: Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Jan. 31: Cortni Beers, Utah
Feb. 7: Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Dec 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Meet the Bruins
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 10 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Alabama
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 15 - 4:00 PM PST
at Florida
Gainesville, FL
Saturday, Jan 23 - 12:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Monday, Feb 01 - 7:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 06 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 1:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA