Senior becomes the first UC Davis diver to claim MPSF's weekly award and the ninth Aggie overall
Aggies honor K. Brand, Brown, Cheung, LaFreniere, Leung, Roberts and Yee in final home meet
More than 20 swimming and diving alumnae scheduled to be in attendance for 2016-17 debut
Senior duo Lafranchise and DeNeffe post career-best Zone platform scores
DeNeffe edges teammate Lafranchise on the high board
2015-16: NCAA ZONE "E" DIVING REGIONAL QUALIFIER… ALL-MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION SECOND TEAM on the 1-meter and 3-meter… Became the first Aggie to reach a final at the NCAA Zone Championships, finishing 17th on the 1-meter board with a total score of 515.55 after placing 16th during the preliminaries (263.45)… Set a school record on the 1-meter against Loyola Marymount on Oct. 31… Finished 58th on the 3-meter board (208.25) and 36th on the platform (a season-best 188.95) at the Zone Championships… Collected four zone regional qualifying scores on the low board and two more on the high board... Finished fourth on the 3-meter board at the MPSF Championships with a season-best score of 283.35 -- one that ranks fifth on the school's all-time list... Collected eight of the top 10 scores on the 1-meter board during the season... Won the consolation final at the Wildcat Diving Invitational on the 1-meter board, scoring a 269.80 after finishing 12th in the prelims (240.15).
2014-15: NCAA ZONE "E" DIVING REGIONAL QUALIFIER in all three diving disciplines... ALL-MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION SECOND TEAM on both the 1- and 3-meter... Led the way for the Aggies at the Zone "E" regionals, posting her best finish with a score of 163.15 to place 31st on the platform... Also finished 43rd on the 1-meter board with a score of 230.55 and 54th on the 3-meter board with a score of 198.20... Finished fifth on the 1-meter at the MPSF Championships with a score of 247.30... Also finished fifth on the 3-meter board at the MPSF meet with a score of 235.90... Posted the third-best score in school history on the 1-meter with a score of 275.85 against San Jose State on Oct. 17... Added the fourth-best score in school history on the 3-meter against Nevada, posting a 282.45 on Nov. 8... Finished with the third-best score in school history on the platform at the Wildcat Diving Invitational, scoring a season-best 196.85.
2013-14: NCAA ZONE "E" DIVING REGIONAL QUALIFIER in all three diving disciplines... Posted her best finish in the event on the platform, scoring a season-best 177.30 to finish 32nd... Also finished 33rd on the 1-meter (232.35) and 53rd on the 3-meter (196.90)... Scored the second-highest total in school history on the 1-meter with a team season-best 271.27 in a double dual against San Diego and Oregon State... Set a season-high with a 258.60 on the 3-meter against Loyola Marymount on Jan. 26.
2012-13:NCAA ZONE "E" DIVING REGIONAL QUALIFIER in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events and platform... ALL-MPSF SECOND TEAM on the 1-meter board... recorded the second-highest, six-dive low board dual score in school history, a 266.48, vs. CSUB, fifth-highest high board total of 271.05 vs. Pacific and the fourth-highest five-dive platform score of 183.75 at the MPSF Championships.
LIBERTY HS '12: Two-time Central Section champion after finishing 2nd as a sophomore... Scored 429.05 at 2012 finals, more than 30 points better than nearest competitor... Previous totals were 399.50 in 2011, 348.15 in 2010... Won Clovis Invitational as a junior and senior... Also competed for Roadrunner Diving for three years... Qualified for 2011 AAU nationals.
PERSONAL: Born in Bakersfield... Majoring in biological sciences... Parents are Paul & Mary LaFranchise... Older sister, Laura, was a diver at Cal State Bakersfield... Proudest personal accomplishment was repeating as valley champion at LHS.
SELECTED TOP TIMES
|1-Meter||291.30||10/31/15||vs. Loyola Marymount|
|Platform||196.85||11/23/14||at Wildcat Diving Invitational|