|Gamer:||Sanderson HS (North Carolina State U.)|
Transfer from North Carolina State University where he swam two years for head coach Braden Holloway… Helped the Wolfpack win two ACC championships in his time at North Carolina State.
As a sophomore (2015-16)… Saw action in five meets during the season in sprint and middle distance freestyle events… Season-best time of 1:38.24 in the 200 would have put him #2 on the Florida Southern times list in that event… All of his times in the 100, 200, and 500 would have been NCAA Division II provisional qualifying times.
As a freshman (2014-15)… Competed in 13 meets while swimming the 50-free, 100-free, 200-free and 500-free as well as the 100-butterfly.
In high school… 2014 graduate of Sanderson High School in Raleigh where he swam four years for head coach Chris Muma… Was listed by CollegeSwimming.com as the #8 prospect in the state of North Carolina… Conference champion in the 100- and 200-freestyle as a junior and senior, and placed third in the 200-free at the state meet… State finalist in the 200-free and 100-butterfly as a sophomore… 2-time MVP at Sanderson High School… Also swam for the YOTA (YMCA of the Triangle Area) Swim Team where he was coached by Chad Onken… 4-time YMCA national champion and was part of the national age group record in the 200-freestyle relay… Personal… Son of Chip and Carrie Franz… Has two older brothers (Mark and Ryan)… Father was a runner for the University of Illinois… Former teammate and roommate at North Carolina State, Ryan Held, was part of the United States 4x100 gold medal winning relay team at the Rio Olympics… Favorite pro sports teams are the Carolina Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes… Born May 8, 1996… Major: Biology.