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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.

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