April 9, 2012
SEATTLE - Sophomore gymnastics Aliza Vaccher has been named the GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of April 2-8.
The Eugene, Ore., native became the first-ever UW Regional champion on the vault, winning the event outright with a career-best 9.925 on Saturday at the Seattle Regional. She had an all-around score of 39.225 scoring a 9.775 on bars, 9.775 on beam and a 9.750 on floor.
Vaccher also finished fourth in the all-around, qualifying individually for nationals for the second-straight season. She is just the fifth Husky to qualify twice for nationals in the all-around.
In 2011, Vaccher finished T-19th in the all-around at nationals, the best Husky finish since 2003.
Other nominees include: Jayce Ray (baseball), varsity 8 (men's crew), Chris Williams (men's golf), Viktor Fargas (men's tennis), J.J. Juilfs (men's track and field), Jordan Carlson (women's track and field), varsity 8 (women's crew), Kaitlin Inglesby (softball), Julija Lukac (women's tennis).
GoHuskies.com Student-Athletes Of The Week:
April 9 - Aliza Vaccher (gymnastics)
April 2 - Varsity 8 (men's crew)
March 26 - Tyler Davis (baseball)
March 19 - Chris Williams (men's golf)
March 12 - Women's Distance Medley Relay (women's track and field)
March 5 - McKenzie Fechter (gymnastics)
Feb. 27 - Kaitlin Inglesby (softball)
Feb. 20 - Terrence Ross (men's basketball)
Feb. 13 - Katie Flood (women's track and field)
Feb. 6 - Terrence Ross (men's basketball)
Jan. 30 - Ruby Engreitz (gymnastics)
Jan. 23 - Max Manthou (men's tennis)
Jan. 16 - Terrence Ross (men's basketball)
Jan. 9 - Jazmine Davis (women's basketball)
Jan. 2 - Keith Price (football)
Dec. 26 - Desmond Simmons (men's basketball)
Dec. 19 - Tony Wroten (men's basketball)
Dec. 12 - Regina Rogers (women's basketball)
Dec. 4 - Regina Rogers (women's basketball)
Nov. 28 - Katie Flood (women's cross country)
Nov. 21 - Mercedes Wetmore (women's basketball)
Nov. 14 - Bianca Rowland (volleyball)
Nov. 7 - Denise Dy (women's tennis)
Oct. 31 - Chris Polk (football) and Katie Flood (women's cross country)
Oct. 24 - Brent Richards (men's soccer)
Oct. 17 - Soo Bin Kim (women's golf) and Katie Flood (women's cross country)
Oct. 10 - Sarah Martinez (women's soccer)
Oct. 3 - Chris Polk (football)
Sept. 26 - SooBin Kim (women's golf)
Sept. 19 - Max O'Donoghue-McDonald (men's cross country)
Sept. 12 - Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann (women's soccer)
Sept. 4 - Desmond Trufant (football)
Aug. 28 - Krista Vansant (volleyball)
Aug. 22 - Brianna Sweeney (women's soccer)