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Francesca Bassa
Position: Women's Epee
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: St. Agnes Academy
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Placed second in the 2009 Junior World Cup Helsinki ... awarded silver in 2010 Junior Pan-American Championships ... placed eighth in individuals and team won bronze medal in the 2010 Senior Pan-American Championships … earned her first two points of 2014 with a 43rd place finish at the Coupe du Monde "Sparkassen-Weltcup" in Leipzig, Germany … ended up 77th at the Senior World Cup in St. Maur, France.
Placed third in North American Cups C&D in Division 1 … won a bronze medal at the 2014 January North American Cup … recorded a 25th place finish in the Division I women’s epee at the 2013 November North American Cup … competed at the 2013 December North American Cup where she placed 13th among the 138 competitors … claimed 10th place in the epee at the 2014 Division I National Championships in Minneapolis.

2014 (Redshirt Senior)
First Team All-American … silver medalist at the NCAA Championships … tallied a 75-15 record on the season in epee … reached the NCAA Championship match where she lost to teammate Vivian Kong, 15-12 … defeated Susannah Scanlan of Princeton, 15-14, in the NCAA semifinals after winning 17 of her 23 bouts in pool play … placed second at the NCAA West Regional, losing to teammate Vivian Kong in the final by a 15-10 count … had a perfect 15-0 win over Christina Meyer of Cal Tech in the regional semifinal … tallied a 9-2 makr during the regional … had a winning record in all 18 Stanford dual matches she competed in, including a 3-0 mark in 12 of them … won the final 14 bouts of the regular season … also had winning streaks of 14 and 10 matches throughout the year … started the year with a 2-1 record in a dual against Northwestern … compiled a 14-1 record at the Western Invitational with her only loss coming on a coin flip after a 4-4 tie … won her final 12 matches of the Western Invitational … posted a record of 34-5 at the Northwestern Duals. 

2013 (Redshirt Junior)
Finished seventh in epee at the NCAA Championships … second-team All-American … finished with a 60-14 record … won her third career NCAA West Regional title.

2012 (Junior)
Deferred season to train for London 2012 Olympics

2011 (Sophomore)
NCAA Western Region Tournament champion ... fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in epee.

2010 (Freshman)
Received sixth place at 2010 Junior National Championships ... became the 2010 Western Regional Champion ... made an eighth place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships ... was a 2010 Junior Team gold medalist ... preseason was the current FIE ranking junior (6th in world) and FIE ranking senior (80th in world).

High School
A 2009 graduate of St. Agnes Academy in Houston, Texas ... seven-time national champion ... two-time Junior Olympic Gold Medalist Cadet (2007 & 2008) ... received bronze medal in 2008 Junior World Championships Team ... ranked No. 1 Fencer in U.S. at the end of 2008 ... placed third at 2008 Senior National Championships.
Daughter of Giorgio and Maria Bussa ... major is psychology.