Vanessa Zamarripa Earns Pac-10 Special Performance Of The Week Honors

Feb. 17, 2009

Walnut Creek, CA - UCLA freshman Vanessa Zamarripa earned Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors for the week of Feb. 10-16 after scoring a perfect 10 on vault in a quad meet win over Boise State, Washington and Cal State Fullerton.

Zamarripa earned her second perfect 10 of the season on vault with a flawless Yurchenko layout full, helping UCLA tie its season-best 49.525 on the event. The team score ranks as the seventh-best team total in school history. Zamarripa is the only gymnast in the nation to score a perfect 10 on vault this year, as well as the only gymnast to score multiple 10s on the same event. In addition, she is the first UCLA gymnast in four years to score multiple 10s in a season. The O'Fallon, Ill., native currently ranks second in the nation on vault with a RQS of 9.915, but she holds the nation's highest season average on the event with a 9.929. She has four vault wins on the year.

Zamarripa's Special Performance of the Week nod is her second this season and UCLA's third overall.

Stanford senior Nicole Ourada won Gymnast of the Week honors for the second consecutive week.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Gymnast of the Week: Sarah Tomczyk, ARIZ; Beaté Jones, ASU; Sophia Hocini, CAL; Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA.
Special Performance of the Week: Briana Bergeson, ARIZ (BB); Kaitlynn Bormann, ASU (UB); Bridgette Glass, CAL (V); Jami Lanz, OSU (BB, FX); Allyse Ishino, STAN (BB, UB); Ashley Houghting, WASH (FX, V).

2009 Pac-10 Gymnasts of the Week: Jan. 13 - Carly Janiga, STAN; Jan. 20 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA; Jan. 27 - Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA; Feb. 3 - Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Feb. 10 - Nicole Ourada, STAN; Feb. 17 - Nicole Ourada, STAN.
2009 Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week: Jan. 13 - Aisha Gerber, UCLA (BB); Jan. 20 - Mandi Rodriguez, OSU (FX); Jan. 27 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA (V); Feb. 3 - Leslie Mak, OSU (BB, UB); Feb. 10 - Leslie Mak, OSU (UB); Feb. 17 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA (V).

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