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    Cara Franke
    Cara Franke


    Des Plaines, Ill.

    High School:
    Maine West



    NU Ends Year With School-Record 220 Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Fully 64 percent of eligible Northwestern student-athletes are Academic All-Big Ten


    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

    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 ---