Adrianna “AD” Franch
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Franch has been a strong performer in the classroom and helped the OSU program earn NSCAA Team Academic Awards in each of the last three years. She was an Academic All-Big 12 Second Team selection in 2011 and has twice been named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She has also appeared on the OSU Dean’s Honor Roll.
Franch has served as a team captain for two seasons and has been a starter since arriving on campus, despite coming in as a freshman still recovering from a major knee injury. With her valuable leadership, OSU has enjoyed the most successful run in program history as the Cowgirls have won three conference titles, made back-to-back Elite Eight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and maintained a status among the top 10 in the national rankings.
Franch has made a positive impact in the community during her time in Stillwater. She has served with Holiday Heroes, a Christmastime event that involves working with foster children at a local church and has also volunteered for Celebration Stillwater where she serves underprivileged persons in Payne County. She has also volunteered as a coach at the SoccerPlus Goalkeeper School.
One of the most decorated players in Big 12 and OSU soccer history, Franch is a two-time All-American and a two-time MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, and she earned a spot on the All-Big 12 First Team in each of her four seasons, becoming only the seventh player in Big 12 Conference history to achieve that distinction. Franch owns the OSU career record for shutouts with 38 and led the Big 12 in that category in three of her four seasons. She finished her career with 325 saves to rank second on OSU’s all-time list. Franch’s 38 shutouts rank sixth all time in NCAA history, and her 8,064:02 minutes in goal rank ninth on the NCAA list. As a junior, she ranked second in the NCAA in goals against average (0.348) and third in save percentage (0.92), and she set OSU’s single-season record with 12 shutouts. During her collegiate career, Franch has played for both the U.S. U-20 and U.S. U-23 National Teams and participated in full U.S. National Team camp during the summer of 2012.