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 Ciara Franke

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

TRITON NOTES
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).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017-18
Four-time All-American (200 free relay, 200 free, 400 free relay, 800 free relay) ... NCAA Championships qualifier ... 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) ... Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships with a seventh place finish and a season-best time of 1:32.81 in the 200 free relay ... Gained All-American honors at the NCAA Championships again with an eighth place finish and a time of 1:51.05 in the 200 free ... Also received All-American status at the NCAA Championships for a time of 3:24.08 and an eighth place finish in the 400 free relay ... Fourth All-American distinction came with a time of 7:24.04 and a fifth place finish in the 800 free relay at the NCAA Championships ... Ranks fifth in program history with a time of 1:49.33 in the 200 free, which she set in the preliminaries at the NCAA Championships ... Helped the Tritons to a first place finish in the 800 free relay (7:23.28) and the 200 free relay (1:33.85) at the PCSC Championships ... Individually, took first in the 200 free at the PCSC Championships (1:49.99) ... Made college debut in opener vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (10/28), sprinting to wins in 50 free (24.45) and 100 free (52.73).

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

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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 ... Human development 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: Human Development
Experience: 1 Letter
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