PHOTO GALLERY 2010: Competed on bars, beam and floor throughout the season. Hit a career-high on bars of 9.850 against Washington. Tallied a season-high of 9.750 on beam and a 9.775 on floor.
2009: Competed in the all-around three times. Became a steady bar and beam-wo rker for the Sun Devils. Scored a season-best 38.8 in the all-around against Stanford. Scored a season-best 3.825 on vault at the UNO's Classic. Recorded a 9.75 four times on bars. Scored a career-high 9.85 on beam at the UNO's Classic. Earned a career-best 9.8 on floor at the UNO's Classic. Season was cut short due to contracting mononucleosis
2008: Became one of the Sun Devils top all-arounders. Was a consistent vaulter and bar-worker. Best meet was at the final home meet of the season against Ohio State where she tallied a season-best 39.25 to win the all-around competition. Scored career-bests of 9.875 on vault, 9.825 on beam and 9.75 on floor at that meet. Was rewarded Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for her stellar performance against Ohio State. Twice scored a career-best 9.825 on bars against Arizona and at the UNO's Flip for the Cure. Competed in the all-around in every meet except for the first two.
High School: 2007 graduate of Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, Calif. Member of Byers Sacramento Club. Was the 2004 National Champion on vault. Was the 2006 state champion on beam. Placed third at nationals on beam in 2006. Was runner-up on bars at regionals in 2006. Finished eighth on bars at nationals in 2006.
Personal: Full name is Francesca Tribuzi Mercurio. Born on November 4, 1989 in Redwood City, Calif. Daughter of Rafael and Dina (teacher) Mercurio of San Mateo Calif. Has two brothers Ryan (19) and Andre (14). Enjoys shopping, working out and being with her family and friends.