Ben Franke is from Seymour, IN and a graduate of Seymour High School.His parents are Tom and Nancy Franke.
The junior is a Health & Movement Studies major at Hanover.
Other athletes in your family: My dad also was an NCAA athlete. He played men's volleyball for University of Michigan and my 8th grade twin brother and sister are following in the steps of their brother and currently running XC and track for Seymour High School
Who is your role model: After the obvious answer of my parents who have done so much for me, there are to that really stand out to me. One is Tim Tebow. I admire how he is always quick to give his teammates and The Lord credit for his success on the field. The other is a guy I worked with last summer who goes by Buzz. Buzz is a former runner but more importantly he is a man of God, a motivator, and is one of the kindest and upbeat person I have ever met.
What do you like to do outside of your sport: Play and watch just about any other sport, play video games, read a good autobiography by an athlete or coach, watch ESPN.
Favorite quote: "For it is by grace that you have been saved through faith and this is not of your own doing, it is a gift from God. Not by no mans work so no one can boast." -Ephesians 2:8-9
Who do you pattern your game after: Tim Tebow, I always want try to make sure I stay humble and remember that without the Lord I would not be here right now.