#13 - Carrie Franson
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
2009: Appeared just once for the Crusaders as a junior … entered in relief in nightcap at Notre Dame, throwing a third of an inning while allowing a hit … played summer softball for Mad City Fastpitch … earned all four victories as Mad City captured U23 Wisconsin NSA State title.
2008: Threw on 15 occasions for Valpo as a sophomore, earning the starting nod six times ... kicked off season with 2.2 innings of perfect ball Feb. 23 at Tulsa, striking out three batters ... made first start of year March 5 vs. La Salle, striking out five hitters in 3.1 innings of work ... earned first win March 25 against Northern Illinois, going 5.2 innings and striking out five while allowing just one run ... tallied win in Horizon League play April 5 against Loyola with 1.2 innings of hitless relief ... earned a victory as well in next appearance April 9 at IPFW, going 2.2 innings and recording four strikeouts.
2007: Made six appearances in the circle during rookie campaign for the Crusaders, starting one contest ... allowed opponents to hit just .231 off of her on the year ... debuted March 5 versus Penn ... earned first career start March 10 against Fairleigh Dickinson ... closed out win at UMKC March 24 with two hitless innings of work, striking out one ... threw the back end of a combined no-hitter April 16 versus IPFW, tossing the fourth and fifth frames, striking out two batters.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Indians ... named Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Player of the Year as a junior and as a senior ... also earned all-conference, all-district, and all-state honors both years ... led Indians to an undefeated state championship season as a junior ... went 13-0 with seven no-hitters (including a perfect game against state’s #3 team) and a 0.02 earned run average that season ... helped Poynette to state runner-up finish as a freshman ... Indians won conference titles as a sophomore and senior as well ... named to Academic All-State squad ... also lettered in basketball and cross country ... a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Carrie is the daughter of Brian and Mary Franson ... majors are elementary education and special education ... has earned Presidential academic honors at Valpo ... born January 12, 1988.
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