UCSD Swimming & Diving BIO
 Ciara Franke

San Diego Union-Tribune Feature (4/19/18)
FOX 5 Feature (4/20/18)
KUSI Feature (5/4/18)

Also a member of UC San Diego water polo program ... One-time NCAA Championships qualifier (2018) ... Four-time All-American ... Four-time PCSC champion (200 free, 200/400/800 free relays).

CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team ... CollegeSwimming PCSC Swimmer of the Week (12/5) ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for March ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (2/20) ... Made college debut in opener vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (10/28), sprinting to wins in 50 free (24.45) and 100 free (52.73).

Competed for Wind N Sea Swim Team and La Jolla Water Polo Club.

A 2017 graduate of La Jolla High School ... Starred in swimming and water polo for Vikings alongside current teammate Bennett Bugelli ... Three-time qualifier for state swim meet ... All-CIF San Diego Section First Team as a junior and senior in water polo ... Multiple all-league selections in water polo, aiding LJHS to three CIFSDS runner-up showings (Division III in 2014, Open Division in 2016 and 2017) and back-to-back Benson Cup El Dorado Tournament titles ... San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team as a senior in water polo and swimming.

Born April 12 in San Diego ... Parents are Randy Franke and Kathy McGee ... Father was also a standout two-sport athlete at UC San Diego (1984-88) as an All-American swimmer and one of water polo program's all-time goalie greats, still ranking fifth with 776 career saves ... Has a younger sister named Shauna ... Undeclared major at Sixth College ... Enjoys reading ... Roots for Manchester United ... Favorite athlete is swimming superstar Katie Ledecky ... Listens to AC/DC, Boston and Foreigner ... Loves shepherd's pie ... Has dual citizenship.

Position: Sprint Freestyle
Height: 6'2"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School: La Jolla HS
College: Sixth
Major: Undeclared
Experience: 1 Letter
Ciara Photos:
A3 performance Invitational AD