UCLA's Zamarripa Named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week

March 16, 2010



WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA sophomore Vanessa Zamarripa and ARIZONA senior Sarah Tomczyk merited Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week and Special Performance of the Week honors, respectively, for March 8-14, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. 

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 fourth-career weekly honor for Zamarripa and UCLA’s Conference leading 30th all-time Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week selection.

Tomczyk led the 19th-ranked Wildcats to their third-straight victory, defeating No. 24 Minnesota, 196.175-193.7. In her last regular season home meet, the Naperville, Ill., native recorded a career-high 9.95 on floor to earn the individual victory. The team score of 196.175 was the highest team score for the Wildcats to date this season.

This marks the first-career Pac-10 Special Performance honor for Tomczyk and Arizona’s second all-time selection. 

Gymnast of the Week: Deanna Graham, ARIZ; Mary Atkinson, ASU; Avery Gee, CAL; Makayla Stambaugh, OSU

Special Performance of the Week: Mariesah Pierce, CAL; Becky Colvin, OSU; Tauny Frattone, UCLA

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

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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