Kala DeFrancesco
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Murrieta, Calif.

High School:
Murrieta Valley HS '11

Height:
5-4

Event:
AA

Major:
Human Development

2014: MPSF CHAMPION on uneven bars, edging teammate Dani Judal with a 9.825... ALL-MPSF on vault, bars and floor... Finished 9th in the conference RQS rankings on each event: 9.775 on vault, 9.785 on bars, 9.790 on floor... Enjoyed outstanding overall conference meet, adding T2nd showings on vault (career-high 9.875) and floor (9.850) to go with the bars title... Posted career highs on both bars (9.850) and floor (9.900) in record-setting home dual with Seattle Pacific... Did not score lower than 9.700 in any event during second half of the season... Claimed one of team's Outstanding Contribution awards.

2013: ALL-MPSF on floor, ranking 5th in conference with 9.755 RQS... Oddly, did not become a regular in that event until the fourth weekend, responding with a then-PR of 9.725 at Air Force with Mizzou/TWU... Scored 9.750 or higher in five straight meets to close regular season, including 9.875 at home vs. San Jose State... Appeared in vault lineup in all 12 meets, scoring season-high 9.750 in home finale with Sac State and Air Force, followed by 9.725 at MPSF Championships... Saw action on bars five times: three as exhibition, twice in lineup... Hit 9.700 at UCLA with Sac State/Washington.

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 human development... Parents are Joseph & Brenda DeFrancesco... One of two siblings, along with Corey (23)... 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.

Year-By-Year Averages/Highs

YearVaultBarsBeamFloorAll-Around

2012 Averages 9.493 9.425 9.463 9.492 37.425
2012 Highs 9.650 9.825 9.750 9.700 38.400

2013 Averages 9.621 9.363 9.681
2013 Highs 9.750 9.700 9.875

2014 Averages 9.731 9.610 9.590
2014 Highs 9.875 9.850 9.900

Career Highs 9.875 9.850 9.750 9.900 38.400