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Danusia Francis
Height: 5'4"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Kenilworth, England
High School: Surbiton HS
Club: Heathrow Gymnastics Club

2013
First-team All-American on beam and placed eighth at the event finals, where she became the first collegiate gymnast ever to successfully perform a sideways aerial on beam … Second-team regular season All-American and All-Pac-12 on beam … NACGC/W Scholastic All-American … Hit all 31 of her routines in team competition … Finished the regular season ranked 16th in the nation on beam and held a team-best season average of 9.82 … Earned Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Week honors after winning beam with a career-high tying 9.925 at Stanford … Placed in the Top 3 on beam in nine meets, with a team-best six victories … Won beam with a new career-high of 9.95 vs. Arkansas … Led off on bars with a career-high 9.875 and tied for second on beam with a 9.85 on Mar. 10 … Set then-career-highs on bars (9.8) and floor (9.8) at Oklahoma … Tied for second on beam at Oregon State (9.85) and tied her career-best on bars (9.775) … Tied for first on beam with a 9.875, matched her season-high on bars with a 9.775 and made her competitive debut on floor, scoring 9.725 on Feb. 10 … Tied for first on beam with a 9.875 at ASU Jan. 25 and scored 9.75 on bars … Moved to the anchor spot on beam vs. Utah and responded with a first-place score of 9.925 … Scored 9.775 on bars (t-7th) and 9.8 on beam (t-3rd) in her collegiate debut vs. Southern Utah.

Club
Competed for Great Britan at the 2013 World University Games and finished sixth on floor exercise … Reserve for Great Britain's 2012 Olympic team … Competed at the 2011 World Championships, helping Great Britain achieve a best-ever fifth-place finish and a full team qualification for the 2012 Olympics … Beam champion and all-around runner-up at the 2011 British Championships … Finished 16th in the all-around at the 2011 European Championships … Won both the beam and floor titles and was third in the all-around at the 2010 British Championships and was third in the all-around … British junior champion on bars and floor and a silver medalist in the all-around and on beam in 2009 … Trained at Heathrow Gymnastics under coaches Vince and Michele Walduck and Natalia Ilienko-Jarvis.

Personal
Favorite apparatus is balance beam … Admires track and field star Usain Bolt … Lists her biggest thrill as qualifying a team for the Olympics at the 2011 World Championships … Hobbies include shopping and baking … Full name is Danusia May Francis … Mother: Wanda Tebby … Has two brothers, Joe and Yan, and a sister, Leah … Born May 13, 1994 in Coventry, England … Hopes to major in Communication Studies and has a career objective of being a TV presenter.

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