Vanessa Zamarripa Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

March 23, 2009

Freshman Vanessa Zamarripa (O'Fallon, IL/O'Fallon Township HS) of the UCLA gymnastics team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Mar. 16-22.

Zamarripa placed third in the all-around with a score of 39.4 to help lead UCLA to its 14th Pac-10 Conference team title. She pitched in scores of 9.8 or better on each event, saving her best performance for last. With UCLA needing to score 49.15 on the always-treacherous balance beam to overtake first-place Stanford, she came through with a career-high 9.9 to lead the way towards a season-high team total of 49.325 and the Pac-10 crown.

This is Zamarripa's third UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of her career.

Also nominated: Erik Flores, M. Golf; Casey Haerther, Baseball; Jack Polales, M. Volleyball; Tess Schofield, W. Swimming & Diving; Josh Shipp, M. Basketball.

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