Zamarripa, Lothrop Honored By Pac-12


WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — UTAH sophomore Corrie Lothrop and UCLA junior Vanessa Zamarripa have been awarded Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week and Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week honors, respectively, for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Lothrop was a key contributor to Utah's 197.150-196.950 victory over then-No. 4 ranked Georgia. The Danvers, Mass., native won the all-around with a score of 39.475 and tied for first on the beam with a 9.900. Trailing by a tenth of a point entering the final rotation, Lothrop delivered a career best 9.950 to capture the floor title.

Zamarripa, a junior from O'Fallon, Ill., helped the Bruins beat then-No. 12 Stanford by winning both the vault and uneven bars with scores of 9.950 on each event. The win on vault was her third in five meets this year, and she has scored at least a 9.900 or better on 14 consecutive vaults. Her 9.950 on the bars was the highest score by any Bruin on the event this season. This is the second Special Performance of the Week honor this season for Zamarripa.

Also Nominated:

Gymnast of the Week: Aubree Cristello, ARIZ; Amelia Rew, ASU; Makayla Stambaugh, OSU; Lichelle Wong, UCLA; Lauren Rogers, WASH.

Special Performance of the Week: Amber Wobma, ARIZ; Beate Jones, ASU; Kelsi Blalock, OSU; Stephanie McAllister, UTAH; McKenzie Fechter, WASH.

2012 Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week
Jan. 10    Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Jan. 17    Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Jan. 24    Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Jan. 31    Ruby Engreitz, Wash
Feb. 7    Corrie Lothrop, Utah

2012 Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week
Jan. 10    Tauny Frattone, UCLA
Jan. 17    Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Jan. 24    Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Jan. 31    Cortni Beers, Utah
Feb. 7    Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA

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