Zamarripa, Dabritz and Sisler earn weekly Pac-12 gymnastics honors

By the Pac-12 Conference

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today the Pac-12 women's gymnastics weekly honors for the week of Feb. 4-10. UCLA's Vanessa Zamarripa was named the Gymnast of the Week, UTAH's Georgia Dabritz was voted Specialist of the Week, and ARIZONA's Jessie Sisler was selected as the Freshman/Newcomer of the week.

Zamarripa won the all-around and three events en route to earning the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week honor. UCLA was facing WASHINGTON in a quad meet including UC Davis and Sacramento State where UCLA won with a score of 196.95. The senior won vault for the third straight meet with a 9.95. She tallied a 9.925 for first on bars and won floor exercise for the fourth time in as many opportunities with a 9.925. Zamarripa tied for sixth on beam with a 9.825 totaling a 39.625 for first in the all-around. She has now placed first on 12 of 18 routines this season and has won the all-around all four times she has competed in all four events this year. She leads UCLA in season average on all four events and in the all-around.

Dabritz, a Newburyport, Mass., native, won two events in the 197.050-192.750 Utah victory over CALIFORNIA. The sophomore who had fallen off beam in the Utes' past two meets rebounded with a career-tying 9.90 on the event for first. She then tied her career-high on floor with a winning 9.975.

The freshman from Sloughouse, Calif., Sisler, shined for the Wildcats in the team's win at the Chicago Style meet. Sisler suffered a bloody nose just before the touch warmup on beam. The freshman insisted on warming up with her bloody nose being plugged by a paper towel. The bleeding ended just moments before her turn to compete where she tallied a 9.750 to place fourth overall. In her collegiate debut on floor Sisler wasted no time in making a big impact. She performed a solid routine that tied senior teammate Aubree Cristello for first overall with a 9.875.

This is Zamarripa's ninth Gymnast of the Week honor, the most of any gymnast ever and her fourth this season. It is UCLA's 45th all-time and third this season. It is Dabritz's first Specialist of the Week honor and Utah's sixth all-time. It is Sisler's first Freshman/Newcomer of the week honor and Arizona's second all-time.

Gymnast of the Week has been selected every week of the season since 2001. The Specialist of the Week award was added in 2008. It is the first year for Freshman/Newcomer of the Week.

UCLA travels to OREGON STATE on Saturday, Feb. 16 for a meet to be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks at 7 p.m. PT. ARIZONA returns home to host Nebraska on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m .MT. UTAH returns to the road as they head to WASHINGTON on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. PT. The Huskies and Utes will be televised on the Pac-12 networks.

For more information including a complete television schedule please visit Pac-12.com.

Also Nominated:
Gymnast of the Week: Aubree Cristello, ARIZ; Alicia Asturias, CAL; Makayla Stambaugh, OSU; Tory Wilson, UTAH; Lauren Rogers,  .

Special Performance of the Week: Shana Sangston, ARIZ; Serena Leong, CAL; Chelsea Tang, OSU; Mattie Larson, UCLA; Allison Northey, WASH.

Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Serena Leong, CAL; Erika Aufiero, OSU; Danusia Francis, UCLA; Allison Northey, WASH.

2013 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Weekly Award Winners
  Gymnast Speciliast Freshman/Newcomer
Jan. 8 Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA Nicole Dayton, STAN Sophina DeJesus, UCLA
Jan. 15 Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA Olivia Courtney, UCLA Hailey Gaspar, OSU
Jan. 22 Georgia Dabritz, UTAH Tory Wilson, UTAH Shelby Edwards, ARIZ
Jan. 29 Ashley Morgan, STAN Natasha Sundby, ASU Sophina DeJesus, UCLA
Feb. 5 Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA Tory Wilson, UTAH Danusia Francis, UCLA
Feb. 12 Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA Georgia Dabritz, UTAH Jessie Sisler, ARIZ