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2   Aisha Franke
Aisha Franke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Germantown Friends School

Height:
5-6

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
07/05/1981

Bats/Throws:
Left/Right


Has a .347 career batting average, good for fifth on the UMass all-time charts, while her 40 lifetime stolen bases are ninth-best

As A Junior In 2003:

Named to the UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference outfielder ... Selected as a first-team National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region member and an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference second team All-Star ... Named a first team New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association All Star (May 7) ... Started 51 games in center field ... First on the team and 40th in the nation with a .403 batting average ... Batting average also ranked as the eighth-highest in a UMass single-season ... Scored 23 runs while banging out 54 hits ... Legged out three doubles ... Drove in 14 runs ... 18-20 (.900) in stolen base attempts ... 18 thefts were the seventh-most in a UMass single-season ... .438 on-base percentage and .425 slugging percentage ... Had two sacrifice hits to her credit ... Hit one sacrifice fly and drew seven walks ... Hit .444 (4-9) with one run scored and two stolen bases at the Fiesta Bowl Tournament (Feb. 7-9) ... Went 0-2 at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 21-23) ... Batted .125 (1-8) with two runs scored and an RBI at the Speedline Invitational (March 6-9) ... Also stole a base at the Speedline ... Hit .300 (3-10) with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI at the Blue & Gold Classic (March 14-16) ... Went 1-3 with a stolen base vs. Syracuse (March 16) ... Hit .500 (5-10) with two runs scored and a stolen base at the Atlantic 10/Big East Challenge (March 22-23) ... Went 2-4 (.500) with two runs scored and a stolen base at La Salle (March 28) ... Hit .667 (4-6) with two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base at Fordham (March 31) ... Hit .400 (2-5) with a run scored, two walks and a stolen base against Maine (April 2) ... Went 2-7 (.286) with four RBI, a run scored and a stolen base against Harvard (April 10) ... Hit .429 (3-7) with a double, a stolen base, a run scored and an RBI against Rhode Island (April 13) ... Went 2-4 (.500) with a pair of stolen bases at UConn (April 15) ... Went 0-3 (.000) against Boston College (April 16) ... Batted .333 (3-9) with two runs scored, two RBI, a sacrifice fly and a stolen base at Dayton (April 19) ... Went 0-4 vs. UConn (April 23) ... Broke out of a slump with a 5-6 (.833) performance against St. Bonaventure (April 25) ... Also scored three runs, drove in a run and stole one base against the Bonnies ... Went 3-3 (1.000) with a stolen base at Boston College (April 30) ... Went 2-2 (1.000) with a walk and two stolen bases against Boston University (May 1) ... Went 3-5 (.600) with two runs scored and a stolen base against Central Connecticut (May 3) ... Went 2-5 (.400) with two runs scored, two walks and two RBI against George Washington (May 4) ... Hit .429 (3-7) at the Atlantic 10 Tournament (May 8-10) ... Batted .267 (4-15) with a run scored and an RBI at the NCAA Tournament (May 15-18).

As A Sophomore In 2002:

Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team member ... Played in 65 games, making 64 starts in left field ... Second on the team and fifth in the conference with a .340 batting average ... Scored 26 runs, while driving in 10 ... Tied for the team lead and was fourth in the A-10 with 16 stolen bases ... Maintained a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage ... Had a season-long 12-game hitting streak from March 23 until April 11 ... Recorded 12 multiple-hit games ... Hit a perfect 3-for-3 in a 4-0 win over Saint Joseph's ... Banged out three hits and scored a run in the 8-0 win over Rhode Island in the A-10 championship game ... Went 2-for-5 in the 5-3 NCAA Regional win over Louisiana Lafayette ... Scored two runs and got a hit in the 8-0 win over La Salle ... Hit 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI in the 7-1 win over Texas Tech ... Hit 2-for-3 in the 3-1 victory over Stanford ... 2-for-3 with an RBI in the 4-3 win over Illinois-Chicago ... Hit 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in the 9-1 win over St. Bonaventure ... 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the 3-0 win over Temple ... Went 3-for-5 with a double and a RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Vermont ... Hit 2 for-3 with a run scored in a 3-0 win over Connecticut, a 13-1 victory over Dayton and a 4-1 win over Fordham.

As A Freshman In 2001:

Saw action in 48 games while hitting .190 ... Recorded eight hits, scored 15 runs and drove in three runs ... Went 1-for-2 with an RBI in the 9-0 win over La Salle ... Was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in the 9-0 victory over Fordham.

Before UMass:

Four-year letterwinner in softball at Germantown Friends (Pa.) School ... Four time All-Friends League selection ... Team captain and MVP as a senior ... Also earned four letters in soccer and basketball ... An All-League and ISCA All-Star in soccer.

Personal:

Full name is Aisha Jendayi Franke ... Born on July 5, 1981, in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Daughter of Norman and Nikki Franke ... Has one brother, Hasani ... Enrolled in the School of Management, majoring in Sport Management ... also minoring in Sociology.

Aisha Franke's Career Statistics at UMass

YEAR
AVG.
GP-GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG.
BB
SO
SB-A
2001
.190
48-27
42
15
8
0
0
0
3
8
.190
3
15
6-9
2002
.340
65-64
153
26
52
1
0
0
10
53
.346
1
35
16-22
2003
.403
51-51
134
23
54
3
0
0
14
57
.425
7
33
18-20
Career
.347
164-142
329
64
114
4
0
0
27
118
.359
11
83
40-51

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