Vanessa Zamarripa Named Pac-10 Gymnast Of The Week

March 16, 2010

UCLA gymnast Vanessa Zamarripa was named by the Pac-10 Conference as the Gymnast of the Week for Mar. 8-14.

Zamarripa, a sophomore from O'Fallon, Ill., scored a career-high 39.7 in the all-around to lead the third-ranked Bruins (196.525) to wins over Michigan State (195.95) and Cal State Fullerton (193.875). Zamarripa earned individual titles on bars (9.95), which tied a personal best, and beam (9.925). She has a team-high 21 individual victories on the season and has scored a 9.9 or better on 26 of her 37 routines across all apparatuses.

This marks the third weekly honor for Zamarripa this season and the fourth in her short career. She has also received Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors five times in her career and twice this season. This is UCLA's Conference leading 30th all-time Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week selection.

Also receiving weekly honors was Arizona's Sarah Tomczyk, who earned Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors for the first time in her career.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Gymnast of the Week:
Deanna Graham, ARIZ; Mary Atkinson, ASU; Mariesah Pierce, CAL; Makayla Stambaugh, OSU
Special Performance of the Week: Mariesah Pierce, CAL; Becky Colvin, OSU; Tauny Frattone, UCLA

2010 PAC-10 GYMAST OF THE WEEK: Jan. 12 - Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA; Jan. 19 - Carly Janiga, STAN; Jan. 26 - Makayla Stambaugh, OSU; Feb. 2 - Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Feb. 9 - Ashley Morgan, STAN; Feb. 16 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA; Feb. 23 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA; Mar. 2 - Allyse Ishino, STAN; Mar. 9 - Carly Janiga, STAN; Mar. 16 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA

2010 PAC-10 SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: Jan. 12 - Britnie Jones, ARIZ; Jan. 19 - Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA; Jan. 26 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA; Feb. 2 - Brittani McCullough, UCLA; Feb. 9 - Becky Colvin, OSU; Feb. 16 - Anna Li, UCLA; Feb. 23 - Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Mar. 2 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA; Mar. 9 - Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA; Mar. 16 - Sarah Tomczyk, ARIZ

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