UCLA Sweeps Pac-10 Women's Gymnasts Weekly Honors

Feb. 16, 2010

Walnut Creek, Calif. - UCLA's Vanessa Zamarripa and Anna Li merited Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week and Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors, respectively for Feb. 8-14, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Zamarripa, a sophomore from O'Fallon, Ill., won the all-around (39.55), balance beam (9.9) and floor exercise (9.9), and was second on uneven bars (9.95) in the Bruins' dual meet vs. Stanford. Zamarripa's score on bars tied a career-high, and her performance on the floor tied a season-high. Zamarripa currently ranks first in the nation on the bars (9.925), second in the all-around (39.475) and fourth on the beam (9.871).

This is the second-career weekly honor for Zamarripa and UCLA's Conference-leading 28th all-time Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week selection.

Li, a senior from Aurora, Ill., was just shy of perfection on the uneven bars, tying a career-high with a 9.975. Li's score helped the Bruins record a team score of 49.55 on bars, the highest score in the nation to date and the ninth-highest score on the apparatus in UCLA history. For the season, the senior has won the uneven bars event five times in six meets, scoring 9.925 or better in each of those five meets.

To watch video of Li's uneven bars routine, CLICK HERE.

This is the first-career Pac-10 Special Performance honor for Li and UCLA's Conference-leading 10th all-time selection.

Gymnast of the Week:
Mary Atkinson, ASU; Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Shelley Alexander, STAN
Special Performance of the Week: Francesca Mercurio, ASU; Makayla Stambaugh, OSU; Nicole Dayton, STAN; Samantha Walior, WASH

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

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

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