Vanessa Zamarripa Honored By Pac-10 For Special Performance Of The Week

March 2, 2010

Walnut Creek, CA - UCLA sophomore gymnast Vanessa Zamarripa has been honored for the third straight week by the Pac-10 Conference, receiving Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors for Feb. 22-28. Zamarripa had been named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week the previous two weeks.

Zamarripa, a native of O'Fallon, Ill., recorded her first perfect 10 of the season and fourth of her career with a flawless Yurchenko layout full vault as the third-ranked Bruins (197.25) defeated Cal State Fullerton (191.75) and Utah State (188.7) last Friday. Zamarripa also won the other two events on which she competed, scoring 9.9 on beam and a career-high tying 9.95 on floor. For the season, she has scored a 9.9 or greater on 18 of her 29 routines across all apparatuses.

This marks the fifth-career Pac-10 Special Performance honor for Zamarripa and UCLA's Conference leading 11th all-time selection.

Also receiving weekly honors was Stanford's Allyse Ishino, who earned Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week honors.

Gymnast of the Week:
Tomczyk, ARIZ; Laura-Ann Chong, OSU; Tauny Frattone, UCLA
Special Performance of the Week: Katie Matusik, ARIZ; Mary Atkinson, ASU; Makayla Stambaugh, OSU; Nicole Pechanec, STAN; Samantha Walior, WASH

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

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