Yamamura breaks own all-around record; Aggies score 195.475 to set new standard
2012: Competed in at least two events in all 12 meets, including all-around three times... Scored season-high 9.700 on floor three times: vs. Air Force, at Seattle Pacific and at San Jose State triangular... Also posted top bars score of 9.825 at SJSU, following up 9.700 in home quad meet and 9.650 at Sac State in two previous meets... Best beam score was 9.750 in home triangular with Oregon State & Sac State... Hit 38.400 in all-around in home opener with Air Force, helped by 9.650 on beam, 9.700 on floor in meet's second half... Placed T5th on bars (9.575) at MPSF Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Four-year honor roll student at Murrieta Valley HS, graduating in 2011... Competed for Southern California Elite Gymnastics Academy for 12 years, including three at Level 10... Won state floor title then placed 2nd at Region 1 championships in 2010...Finished 3rd on floor at state meet the following year... Qualified for NIT in 2009, finishing 2nd on beam, 7th in all-around... Won regional all-around title in final year of Level 9.
PERSONAL: Born in Riverside County, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology... Parents are Joseph & Brenda DeFrancesco... One of two siblings, along with Corey (21)... Event in history she would like to have witnessed is a live Beatles concert... Proudest personal accomplishment was learning a Tkachev... Note: has opted to remove "Y" from her first name effective 2013 season.