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Alumni Update: Meghan Franz (California University of Pennsylvania)

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Senior Meghan Franz of the California University of Pennsylvania women's volleyball team was a recipient of a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Fall 2012 Top 10 Award recipients chosen by the PSAC’s sports information directors. The PSAC Top 10 Awards are designed to recognize student-athletes who excel in both the classroom and in athletic competition.

Initiated in the 1997-98 academic year, the Top 10 Award recipients are given to five male and five females in each athletic season: fall, winter and spring. To be a candidate, a student-athlete must have achieved a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average and must be a starter or key reserve with legitimate athletic credentials for his or her respective team.

Franz, a Seneca Valley graduate, is major in biology secondary education and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.93.

Franz led the PSAC and ranked No. 18 in NCAA Division II with a career-high .363 hitting percentage last season. She also finished among league leaders with 123 blocks (0.99 per set) and ranked second on the team with 297 kills (2.40 per set).

Franz set the all-time school record with 493 blocks, which ranks 10th in league history. She finished tied for seventh in school history with 1,149 career kills while playing a record 525 sets in her career.

Franz is a two-time Academic All-American (Third Team 2011, First Team 2012) and a three-time Academic All-District (Second Team 2010, First Team 2011-12). She was a three-time All-PSAC West First-Team (2010-12) selection, a two-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Region pick and a three-time and a three-time Daktronics All-Region (Second Team 2010, First Team 2011-12) selection.

Franz was a starter on two PSAC championship teams (2009, 2011) and one NCAA Atlantic Regional championship team (2009). She helped program post a 122-32 overall record, including 66-10 mark in PSAC play, over the last four years.

Franz is the first volleyball player in school history to be a two-time Academic All-American. She is a three-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete.

At the conclusion of the academic year, all Top Ten Award winners from each season are eligible for the PSAC Pete Nevins Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards, given to one male and one female candidate.