Stambaugh Named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week

Jan. 26, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State freshman Makayla Stambaugh and UCLA sophomore Vanessa Zamarripa merited Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week and Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors, respectively for Jan. 18-24, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Stambaugh, a freshman from Antelope, Calif., snagged four individual titles, including the all-around title with a score of 39.500 as the Beavers defeated then-No. 20 Washington, 195.700-192.800, to improve to 5-0 on the season. She set a career-high on the vault with a 9.875 to finish third in the event. She tied her career-best on bars with a 9.85 to take first. Stambaugh's score of 9.875 on the beam and 9.90 on the floor were also tops in the meet.

This is the first-career weekly honor for Stambaugh and Oregon State's 13th all-time Gymnast of the Week selection.

Zamarripa, of O'Fallon, Ill., scored a career-high 9.975 on the beam to take first in the meet against then-No. 8 Stanford. Her score of 9.975 is the highest score in the nation this year on beam and ranks fourth on UCLA's all-time list of beam scores. It was the highest beam score by a Bruin in the past five seasons. Zamarripa moved up in the national rankings on beam to seventh with an average of 9.85.

This is the fourth-career Special Performance honor for Zamarripa and UCLA's eighth all-time Special Performance selection.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Gymnast of the Week:
Sarah Tomczyk, ARIZ; Mary Atkinson, ASU; Sophia Hocini, CAL; Ashley Morgan, STAN; Anna Li, UCLA.

Special Performance of the Week: Talyn Curry, ARIZ; Kahoku Palafox, ASU; Sophia Hocini, CAL; Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Nicole Pechanec, STAN.

2010 Pac-10 Gymnasts of the Week: Jan. 12 - Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA; Jan. 19 - Carly Janiga, STAN; Jan. 26 - Makayla Stambaugh, OSU.

2010 Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week: Jan. 12 - Britnie Jones, ARIZ; Jan. 19 - Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA; Jan. 26 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA.

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