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.
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 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