Ben Franke is from Seymour, IN and a graduate of Seymour High School.His parents are Tom and Nancy Franke.
The sophomore 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 Middle School
Person who pushes you or makes you better: My coaches, teammates, and competitors all push me to be the best that I can be.
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.
Favorite quote: "The blue jello tastes like America"-camper "If your not breathing hard after singing "In a cabin" you didn't do it right"- Jo-L "Boys I have a question, do you know how to pull a rope?"-Matt Hartzburgh
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.