Zamarripa Awarded Pac-10 Special Performance Honors
Jan. 26, 2010
UCLA sophomore Vanessa Zamarripa was awarded Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors for Jan. 18-24, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
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.
You can watch her winning beam routine HERE.
This is the fourth-career Special Performance honor for Zamarripa and UCLA's eighth all-time Special Performance selection.
Also receiving weekly honors was Oregon State's Makayla Stambaugh, who was named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week.
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 GYMAST OF THE WEEK: Jan. 12 - Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA; Jan. 19 - Carly Janiga, STAN; Jan. 26 - Makayla Stambaugh, OSU