Marie Franke
Marie  Franke


Ballwin, MO

High School:
Parkway West



2005: Came off the bench in 24 matches ... posted 1.22 kills per game on a .121 hitting percentage ... recorded two blocks, a solo effort against Xavier (9/17), and an assist vs. Indiana (11/18) ... also added a season-high 11 kills against the Musketeers ... recorded 11 digs, including season-high three against Butler (9/7) ... has registered five or more kills on four occasions ... posted .688 hitting percentage against Xavier, with 11 kills on 16 attempts with no errors ... that hitting effort is Purdue's best individual three game effort this season ... played in 15 of the team's 20 Big Ten matches.

2004: Played in 12 matches, starting four ... recorded 34 kills, an average of 1.42 per game ... tallied season-best six kills three times - against Missouri, Tennessee-Martin and Ohio State ... season-best hitting performance (.357) came against Missouri ... recorded nine digs, four blocks and three assists ... missed several matches due to injury.

2003: Saw action in 19 matches, starting eight ...tallied 97 kills, averaging 1.54 per game ... registered double-figure kills three times, including season-best tally of 14 against Ohio State ... career-best hitting performance, a .500 night (14-2-24), came against Ohio State ... served up 10 aces, including a career-high four against William & Mary ... pulled up 40 digs ... handed out 19 assists and recorded 19 blocks ... career-high four blocks came against Butler ... missed several matches due to injury.

2002: Played 127 of the Boilermakers' 128 games, starting all 33 matches ... averaged 2.15 kills, third most on the team, and 1.83 digs per game ... led the team in kills and digs on three occasions each ... recorded an 11-kill, 11-dig double-double against Notre Dame ... put down double-figure kills 12 times, including a season-high 17 at Illinois ... tallied a team-high 11 against Illinois and at Indiana, and 15 at Northwestern ... pulled up more than 10 digs in eight matches, including a team- and season-high 17 at Iowa ... recorded a team-high 12 against Western Carolina and 14 at Penn State ... served up three aces in a 3-2 Mortar Board Purdue Premier win over Butler ... hit .429 with seven kills on 14 attempts against Chicago State ... led team with three blocks at Michigan ... posted four blocks in final match of the season, a 3-2 loss against No. 20 Ohio State ... received Sue Jurkonis Award for Most Improved Freshman at postseason banquet.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball and basketball at Parkway West ... named All-American by studentsports.com ... named to Fab 50 group of incoming freshmen by Volleyball Magazine ... instrumental in team's finish as state runner-up as a senior ... two-time all-district, first team all-conference and first team all-regional selection ... first team all-metro and all-state as a senior ... selected team's most valuable player during senior campaign ... four-time scholar athlete for maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA ... recipient of Murtha Memorial Award Scholarship ... team captain as a senior ... high school coach was Susan Dean ... played on Team St. Louis club team.

Personal: Given name is Marie Ann Franke ... born Feb. 29, 1984 ... parents are Don and Pamela Franke ... enjoys listening to music and hanging out with friends ... has a younger sister, Noelle ... majoring in pre-dental science.


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