2013 (Junior): First-Team All-Pac-12 Academic ... advanced to NCAA Nationals as an alternate in the AA with a new career-high of 39.275 ... posted a 9.825 on bars, beam and floor and a 9.800 on vault ... set a season-high in the AA at Pac-12 Championships with a 39.225 ... posted scores of 9.8+ on vault, beam and floor ... won her first beam title of the season in the home finale tying two teammates with a 9.850 ... competed in the AA and tied for fourth ... tied for fifth on bars at OSU with a 9.850 ... had a 9.825 on beam and also competed in the AA ... finished second on beam tying a season-high of 9.825 at ASU ... placed third on floor and fifth on vault ... won her third floor title of the season tying a career-high with a 9.925 as the Huskies tied No. 6 Utah ... also posted season-high's on vault (9.875) and beam (9.825) ... was the top Husky scorer on floor at UCLA with a 9.850 to tie for fourth ... also competed on vault and beam ... won the floor vs. Arizona with a 9.900 ... also competed on vault and beam ... won the floor at the Metroplex Challenge with a career-best 9.925 ... posted a 9.800 on vault and also competed on beam ... tied for second on beam in the home opener ... posted a solid 9.825 on vault ... in the season-opener at Minnesota posted a career-best 9.825 on the floor to finish third at the meet ... was the only Husky to compete in the all-around, winning the title with a 38.850 ... had a 9.700 on vault, 9.750 on beam and went first on bars ... seniors named her "Most Likely to Win the Lottery But Lose the Ticket."
2012 (Sophomore): Advanced to NCAA Nationals for the second-straight year in the all-around by placing fourth at the Regionals with a 39.250 ... finished 20th in her session of the all-around at Nationals ... became the first Husky to ever win an NCAA Regional title on vault with a career-best 9.925 ... had a season-best at Regionals on floor of 9.750 ... posted a 9.875 on beam at Pac-12s and a 9.850 twice on bars, the last time at Cal on March 18 ... won two vault titles on the year, at Regionals and at Arizona on Feb. 24 with a 9.850 ... earned second-team All-Pac-12 Academic ... the top Husky finisher in the all-around in Regionals ... the top Husky finisher at Pac-12s on beam ... was named team MVP.
2011 (Freshman): Won the "Heart of a Champion" award as picked by the coaches ... named Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week on April 13 ... competed in the all-around in nine meets, the vault, bars and beam in all 12 and the floor in 11 ... advanced to the NCAA Championships in the all-around tying for 19th with a score of 39.075 ... at NCAAs placed fourth-best out of all freshmen in the all-around, just missing out of earning All-American honors (top 16) .... it was also the best score by a Husky in the all-around at NCAA Championships since Lauren Riesenman also scored a 39.075 in 1999 .... Vaccher became the second Husky under current head coach Bowers to make NCAA's in the all-around as a freshman, along with former Husky Haley Bogart ... she tied a career-high on floor with a 9.800 ... in her session, she finished ninth in the all-around, tied for 27th on vault (9.800), tied for 28th on bars (9.775), tied for 23rd on beam (9.700) and tied for 22nd on floor (9.800) ... finished second in the all-around at the NCAA Normal Regional to earned the automatic berth to the NCAAs with a 39.250 ... at Regionals set new career-highs on the vault (9.850), floor (9.800) and the all-around and led the team on the vault, beam (9.775), floor and all-around ... won three event titles on the year, the all-around vs. Cal on Feb. 19 with a 38.925 and vs. Air Force/SPU on March 11 with a 39.025 ... won the bars at ASU on Feb. 18 with a 9.875, a career-high and finished third in the all-around with a 38.925 ... tied for the Husky lead in her first-ever collegiate meet on the beam at the Pac-10 Showcase on Jan. 9 with a 9.725 ... competed in the all-around for the first time in the Quad Meet on Jan. 15 posting a 38.625 to finish second ... finished tied for third on the bars vs. Cal with a 9.775 ... tied for third on the vault at SPU on Feb. 4 with a 9.750 ... placed second at the Salbasgeon Suites Invitational at Oregon State on Feb. 25 in the all-around with a 39.025 ... finished second in the all-around vs. Michigan State on March 4 with a score of 38.925 ... tied for fifth at the Pac-10 Championships with teammate Amanda Cline on vault with a career-best 9.850 ... tied for second on beam at the meet with a career-high 9.900 ... was the top Husky finisher in the all-around, placing eighth with a 39.050.
High School/Club Attended Desert Mountain High School ... competed for Desert Devils Gymnastics with current Husky teammate Meg Whitney ... the 2010 Arizona JO Gymnast of the Year ... 2010 Arizona most outstanding level 10 ... Junior Olympic national team member in 2010 ... finished first in the beam and third in the all-around at the 2010 level 10 nationals ... won all four events and the all-around at the 2010 Arizona state meet and the Region 1 regional meet ... in 2009, won the bars, beam, floor and all-round at the Arizona state meet, finished first on beam and third in the all-around at the Region 1 meet and was 14th in the all-around at the level 10 nationals ... in 2008, finished sixth on the beam at the level 10 nationals ... in 2007, won the floor at the level 9 westerns.
Personal Aliza Elyse Vaccher was born in Eugene, Ore. ... she moved to Arizona when she was 16 ... her parents are Joe and Lauri Vaccher ... mother, Lauri competed in gymnastics at Indiana State ... hobbies include baking and hanging out with friends ... when she was little she admired Kerri Strug for her courage ... chose to attend UW because it felt like home and she loves the coaching staff, the campus, the team and the city.
Coach Bowers on Aliza "What can I say about Aliza? She has always been a strong all-arounder. If anything, she is even stronger right now on every single event. She is getting mentally tougher on every event too."
Vaccher's Career Bests
9.925 at NCAA Regionals (March 17, 2012)
9.875 at ASU (Feb. 18, 2011)
9.900 at Pac-10 Championships (March 19, 2011)
9.925, 2x, last vs. Utah (Feb. 15, 2013)
39.275 at NCAA Regionals (April 6, 2013)
Getting to Know Aliza Favorite color: Pink "If I were an animal, I would be..." A dog Biggest celebrity crush: Jesse Williams Favorite song: "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera Guilty pleasure: $8 Essie nail polish Favorite restaurant in Seattle: Portage Bay Best part of being a Husky: The team! Favorite hang-out in Seattle Magnuson Park "If I could be awesome at any other sport, it would be..." Beach volleyball Favorite season: Summer Favorite sport to watch: Gymnastics I couldn't live without... Peanut butter Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Relax at home and paint my nails "Store where I'd like to spend a $10,000 gift card..." Lululemon Favorite food: Salad