The UCLA gymnastics team held its annual Meet the Bruins event on Dec. 9, 2012
AAI Award Winner ... Honda Award finalist ... West Region Gymnast of the Year ... Pac-12 Gymnast of the Year for the second time in her career ... Earned first-team All-America honors on vault and second-team acclaim on floor and all-around ... Also received first-team regular season All-America honors in in the all-around, vault, bars and floor to bring her career All-American total to a school-record 19 ... First-team All-Pac-12 in the all-around ... Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week four times this year (2/12, 2/5, 1/15 and 1/8), tying the conference single-season record set by Kristen Maloney in 2005 and matched later in the year by Makayla Stambaugh of Oregon State ... Holds the Pac-12 records with nine career Gymnast of the Week honors and eight career Special Performance of the Week awards ... Finished regular season nationally-ranked No. 1 in the all-around and vault, No. 4 on bars, No. 7 on floor and No. 22 on beam ... Placed first on 22 of 54 routines this season and also had six all-around titles ... Won her second Pac-12 all-around title with a season-high score of 39.75 and also tied for the Pac-12 beam title with a season-high-tying 9.925 ... Scored her second consecutive perfect 10 on vault to win her third Pac-12 vault title ... Her perfect 10 at Pac-12s was the ninth of her career and third of the season ... Recorded her second perfect 10 of the season on vault Mar. 17 vs. Arkansas and also won the all-around (season-high-tying 39.675) and bars (9.95) ... Earned Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week honors Mar. 5 after winning vault (9.95) and bars (9.9) at Alabama ... Scored her seventh career perfect 10 on vault and also won floor (9.925) and the all-around (39.675) at Stanford.
Scored a career-high 39.775 in the NCAA Super Six Team Finals, scoring a perfect 10 on vault and a pair of 9.95s on bars and beam ... Earned first-team All-America honors on bars (5th place) and floor (6th) and second-team acclaim on vault ... Scored a perfect 10 on vault on Jan. 15 at Cal ... Finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation on vault (9.935 RQS) for the third time in her career ... Season average was 9.929, and she has scored 9.9 or better on vault in 22 consecutive meets and in 35 of 41 meets in her career ... Has never scored lower than 9.8 on vault and holds a career average of 9.918 ... Led the team with six vault victories ... Ranked 24th nationally on bars and held the team's highest season average, 9.868 ... Had four event victories on bars ... Competed on floor in UCLA's last eight meets and averaged 9.867 ... Won her second conference vault title (tied for first, 9.95) and placed second in the all-around (39.575) and on beam (season-high 9.95) at the Pac-12 Championships ... Bars champion at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional ... First-team All-Pac-12 on vault.
Redshirted the season after rupturing her Achilles tendon in December.
Earned a spot on the U.S. National Team after placing eighth in the all-around at the Visa Championships in August ... U.S. national runner-up on vault ... Placed seventh at the CoverGirl Classic in July in her first elite meet ... Won the NCAA vault championship with a final average score of 9.925 ... Earned first-team All-American honors in the all-around (tied for seventh place), vault (first) and floor (tied for seventh) and second-team honors on bars ... Won the all-around and placed second on all four events at Regionals ... Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year ... First-team All-Pac-10 in the all-around for the second-straight year ... Won the Pac-10 all-around and vault titles and placed second on beam ... Earned three Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week and two Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week awards ... Finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the all-around and on vault, No. 2 on bars, No. 4 on beam and No. 10 on floor ... Hit 52 of 53 routines on the year, with 37 scores of 9.9 or higher ... Led the team with 25 individual wins, including team-bests of eight in the all-around, seven on beam and five on vault ... Averaged 39.578 in the all-around and scored 39.55 or better in eight of her 10 all-around attempts ... Recorded a career-high 39.7 on Mar. 14 and scored 39.675 four times on the year ... Scored a perfect 10 on vault, the fourth of her career, at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 26 ... Averaged 9.9375 on her last eight vaults and 9.908 overall ... Scored 9.9 or better on all but two uneven bars routines and averaged 9.914 on the year ... Earned a career-high 9.975 on bars at the NCAA Regionals ... Recorded a career-high 9.975 on beam at Stanford ... Averaged 9.878 on beam and scored 9.85 or better on 13 of 15 routines ... Scored 9.9 or better on nine of her last 10 floor routines and posted a career-best 9.95 twice.
Placed third in the all-around at the NCAA Championships ... Earned first-team All-America honors in the all-around, vault, balance beam and floor exercise and second-team acclaim on uneven bars ... Only the sixth UCLA gymnast ever to earn the maximum five All-America honors in one season ... First-team All-Pac-10 in the all-around ... Scored a perfect 10 on vault three times ... Scored her first 10 on Jan. 23 at Cal State Fullerton and scored back-to-back 10s on Feb. 15 at the UCLA quad meet and on Feb. 22 at the Masters Classic ... Earned Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors each week she scored a perfect 10 ... Led UCLA with 13 event wins, including six on vault, and 35 Top 3 finishes ... At the NCAA Regionals, she placed third in the all-around (39.4), tied for second on bars (9.85) and tied for third on vault (9.9) ... Scored a career-high 9.9 on beam to tie for second place en route to a third-place all-around finish (39.4) at the Pac-10 Championships ... Captured first place on vault (9.95) and bars (9.9) and second on floor (career-high 9.925) against Nebraska and scored the equivalent of a 39.625 in the all-around when taking her 9.85 exhibition beam into account ... Scored a career-high 9.925 on floor to tie for second and posted 9.925 on vault and 9.9 on bars against Georgia ... Won the all-around at Oregon State with a 39.375 and scored a career-high 9.875 on beam to tie for first on that event ... Won the vault with a perfect 10 and tied for first on bars at Cal State Fullerton with a 9.85 ... Came back two days later to score career-highs in the all-around (39.5), bars (9.95) and floor (9.875) against Cal ... Won the all-around with a career-high 39.4 and tied for first on vault with a 9.9 against Arizona and was named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week, as well as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week ... Also set then-career-highs on bars (9.85), beam (9.825) and floor (9.825) in the meet ... Ranked first nationally on vault with a 9.955 RQS.
One of the most accomplished gymnasts in Junior Olympic history, winning nine Level 10 individual national titles from 2003-07 ... Won the 2007 Senior A national all-around and beam titles, as well as consecutive Junior national all-around titles from 2003-04 ... Three-time Region 5 Athlete of the Year and all-star team member ... 2008 Level 10 State and Regional all-around champion ... In 2005, won the Level 10 national vault title and placed second in the all-around ... Won the all-around, vault and uneven bars crowns at the 2004 Level 10 National Championships and set a JO national record with a score of 9.825 on vault ... Won the all-around, vault and beam at the 2004 American Challenge and was named the Region V JO Athlete of the Year ... All-around, vault and floor champion at the 2003 Level 10 Nationals ... Had career-best marks of 9.875 on vault, 9.85 on beam, 9.775 on bars and 9.75 on floor ... Trained at Midwest Twisters under coaches Mickey Orr and Jenny Haden.
Lists her biggest athletic thrill as receiving a full scholarship to UCLA ... Hobbies include hanging out with friends and dancing ... Broke her high school team's pole vault record less than a week after she began training ... Admires Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug ... Full name is Vanessa Ann Zamarripa ... Parents: John and Delia ... Has four brothers, John, Anthony, Kenneth and Andrew ... Born August 1, 1990 in Redlands, CA ... Sociology major.