Swimming & Diving
Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
2013-14: Guided Duke’s 200 freestyle relay to a first-place finish and Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion record against ACC opponent Virginia (1:33.37) … Clocked the Blue Devils’ second-fastest mark of the season in the 100 backstroke ACC Championship preliminaries at 55.13 … That time was also good for the third-fastest in program history.
2012-13: Season-best in the 50 freestyle was a 24.07 clocking in the ACC Championships preliminaries ... Also posted her best time of the year in the 100 freestyle at the ACC meet, touching at 51.69 in the preliminaries ... Missed the first half of the season due to injury.
2011-12: Started off the season by clocking a personal-best time of 51.41 in a second-place showing in the 100 freestyle against Maryland ... Led off the Blue Devils’ 400 freestyle relay which took first against Virginia Tech, Florida State and UNC Wilmington ... Placed second in the 100 freestyle (52.25) against NC State and SCAD ... At the same meet, also swam the leadoff leg of the winning 200 free style relay ... Advanced to the finals of the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Also recorded second-place finishes as a member of Duke’s 200 freestyle and 800 freestyle relays ... Missed the remainder of the season due to injury.
2010-11: Duke’s top performer in the 100 backstroke during the season ... Opened her sophomore campaign with a pair of second-place finishes as a member of the Blue Devils’ 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay against UNC Wilmington ... Took second in the 100 freestyle against Maryland ... Helped lead the 200 freestyle relay to a first-place finish against Virginia, recording a 24.00 split ... Concluded the season at the ACC Championships, where she swam a program-record and career-best 55.32 to place 14th in the 100 backstroke ... Over the summer, finished 154th with a time of 1:06.45 in the 100-meter backstroke at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships.
2009-10: Wrapped up an impressive freshman season by competing in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and the 100 backstroke at the ACC Championships ... Recorded season-bests of 24.06 in the 50 freestyle and 51.66 in the 100 freestyle at the conference meet ... Took second in first collegiate meet in both the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle ... Traveled to the Orange Bowl Classic, placing third overall in the 100 freestyle ... Competed on most relay teams as a true freshman ... Compiled nine second-place finishes for the season.
Prep: Qualified for Nationals and Junior Nationals ... Captain of her club team from sophomore to senior year ... Selected a Scholastic All-American in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons at Weston ... Won awards for excellence in English, Art and Speech.
Personal: Born Francesca Lee Tocci on Jan. 10, 1991 in Newton, Mass. ... Daughter of Jeffrey and Frances Tocci ... Has two brothers, Noah and Steve, and one sister, Bianca ... Received bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in developmental psychology and a minor in women’s studies ... Currently enrolled in a graduate program for liberal studies at Duke.
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