Dear Gym Devil Diary: Francesca Mercurio

Aug. 31, 2009

Dear Gym Devil Diary,

Hey all you Sun Devil gymnastics fans!

Welcome to a brand new year! I am extremely excited about so many things this season. First off, we have five awesome new additions to the ASU gym team that are without a doubt, going to help us tremendously this year. Our first week of pre-season is finally over. It was a very long but successful week for us all. We started off our week with a 5:45 am meeting... up before the sun of course :) After the meeting was time for classes, which is what I think we all were most nervous about! We continued our team meeting and orientation later that afternoon and later in the week.

Tuesday was our real first day of practice and it went amazing! The team all worked together to get through the first tough day together and, even though we were sore, we felt a great sense of accomplishment. Every day the coaches and girls worked together to get the best out of every work out. Even though they are at 5:45 am, you can feel the excitement as you step into the gym. It is an awesome feeling! I can't wait to continue pre-season with some of the best coaches and girls around and I'll be looking forward to seeing you all at our meets!


- Fran :)

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