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    Cara Franke
    Cara Franke


    Des Plaines, Ill.

    High School:
    Maine West



    Wildcats Climb Back Into Competition at Western Invitational

    Northwestern opens 2014 slate on West Coast


    North American Cup Next Up for Northwestern

    Wildcats travel to Cleveland for a weekend of individual competition


    Northwestern Smashes Competition at Home Duals

    Wildcats win all 10 matchups by a combined score of 256-13


    Wildcats Open Patten's Doors for NU Duals

    Northwestern hosts 11 foes at historic gymnasium Saturday


    Northwestern Reels In Top Finishes at Remenyik Open

    Wildcats claim two gold medals and 10 top-10 finishes at Henry Crown Sports Pavilion

    2013-14:Led the sabre squad with eight wins in nine bouts at Notre Dame Duals (2/8)... Captured eight wins at the second NU Duals (2/1-2)... Picked up two wins at the Philadelphia Invitational (1/26)... Finished the NYU Invitational with six wins out of nine bouts (1/25)... Won five bouts at the Western Invitational (1/10-11)... Started off her Sophomore season with a strong performance, winning eight of her nine bouts (11/2).

    2012-13: Collected five wins and finished 11th at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Placed 10th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships (3/2) ... Picked up five wins at the Notre Dame Duals (2/23) ... Collected two wins at the Duke Duals (2/10) ... Brought in 7 wins at the NU Duals (2/2-3 )... Picked up 5 wins at the NYU Invitational (1/27) ... Went 10-8 at the Philadelphia Invitational (1/26) ... Participated in the junior women's sabre event at the January North American Cup (1/20) ... Collected eight wins for the sabre squad at the Western Invitational (1/12) ... Earned a gold medal in junior women's sabre at the Illinois Junior Olympic Qualifier (12/2) ... Defeated the top three seeds in direct elimination that day ... Picked up 18 wins for the sabre squad at the NU Duals (11/16-17) ... Placed 10th at the USFA Remenyik Open ... Finished in 19th place, with five wins, at the October North American Cup.

    High School: Attended Maine West High School in Des Plaines, Ill. ... Finished first at the Illinois Junior Olympic qualifier in November 2011, which was hosted by Northwestern ... Two-time All-Great Lakes Conference selection ... Finished no lower than fourth at every dual meet in 2011-12 ... Places first overall in all Great Lakes conference dual meets in 2010-11 and 2011-12 ... Also lettered in tennis and soccer ... Tabbed team MVP of the tennis squad ... Named to the Chicago Fire All-State Academic Team.

    Personal: Daughter of Steve and Janet Franke ... Anticipated major is undecided.

    Franke's Career Statistics

    Season Result Pct. Midwest Conference NCAA Regionals NCAA Championships
    2013-14 37-15 .712 --- --- ---
    2012-13 67-64 .511 7-1 (10th) 5-10 ---
    Career 104-79 .568 7-1 5-10 ---