10 - Michelle Franz|
|Previous School:||Oregon State|
Appeared in 34 matches, including 33 starts...named Big Sky all-tournament...missed three matches while dealing with reoccurring shin splints...posted averages of 2.29 kills and 1.08 blocks per game to go along with a .331 hitting percentage...among Big Sky leaders, she ranked second in hitting percentage and eighth in blocks...hit .300 or better in 22 matches...that included 10 kills and a career-high .643 hitting percentage (10-1-14) against Eastern Washington in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals, and 14 kills in the Hornets' NCAA Tournament first-round victory over Minnesota...had 11 matches with double figures in kills, including a season and career-high 18 against Weber State...Franz ranks fourth in program history with a .335 career hitting percentage and fifth with 497 total blocks.
One of three Hornets named first team all-Big Sky...averaged 2.41 kills and 1.80 blocks per game...the blocks ranked first in the conference and fourth in the nation...the catalyst for a Hornet defense which ranked third in the nation with 3.59 blocks per game...named Big Sky Player of the Week a league-best three times...had at least five blocks in 25 matches, including 10 or more on five occasions...had 13 blocks against San Francisco, tied for the third best mark in Sacramento State Div. I history...her 221 blocks are the second most in school single-season history...her .335 hitting percentage was tied for first in the Big Sky (with teammate Lindsay Haupt)...had 13 kills and a .571 hitting percentage in the Big Sky Tournament championship match against Eastern Washington...hit better than .400 on 14 occasions...tallied her first career double-double (11 kills, 13 blocks) against San Francisco...started all 36 matches and played in all 123 games.
Named the Big Sky’s Newcomer of the Year while also receiving honorable mention all-conference honors...became the first Sacramento State player to earn Big Sky top newcomer honors since the Hornets joined the league in 1996...led the team and ranked third in the Big Sky with a .340 hitting percentage...that hitting percentage ranks as the eighth-best mark in Sacramento State single-season history...also tallied 2.03 kills and 1.27 blocks per game...appeared in 34 matches, including 28 starts...ranked fourth in the conference in blocks, including a season-high 10 against Weber State on Oct. 6...tallied double figures in kills on nine occasions...also hit at least .400 in a match on 14 occasions, and the Hornets were 11-3 in those contests...named Big Sky Player of the Week twice (back-to-back weeks on Sept. 19 and 26).
Prior to Sacramento State
Played one season (2003) of volleyball at Oregon State...appeared in 43 total games for the Beavers, averaging 0.72 kills (.273 hitting percentage), 0.79 digs and 0.53 blocks per game...did not play at the collegiate level in 2004.
A 2003 graduate of Sacramento’s Rio Americano High School...played four years for the Raiders as the team’s middle blocker...named The Sacramento Bee’s Player of the Year and MVP of the Capital Athletic League at the conclusion of her senior season...a two-time first team all-city selection, she led Rio Americano to three Sac-Joaquin Section (Div. II) titles (2000-02)...the 2001 team was a NorCal finalist after advancing to the semifinals in 2000.
Born Dec. 31, 1984...parents are Cathy and Tracy Franz...a child development major...played club volleyball for Delta Valley, which placed third at the 2001 Junior Olympic Championships and won the Volleyball Festival that same year...her father, Tracy, played football at San Jose State from 1978-81, earning honorable mention All-America honors at tight end in 1980...he also played two years for the USFL’s Oakland Invaders, and was an offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers in 1987.