Franziska Funke
Franziska Funke
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bochum, Germany
High School: Hellweg-Schule
Major: Management / Economics

2017-18: Career singles record of 54-11.

2016-17: All-South Atlantic Conference First Team (singles & doubles)... CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team... 18-8 record in singles, including a sterling 9-1 league worksheet... Won nine straight singles matches from Apr. 4-22 (all in straight sets)... Ended season with loss at No. 1 singles against fifth-ranked Armstrong State in the NCAA Tournament... Went a perfect 3-0 in both singles and doubles in Tusculum's SAC Tournament run... For her efforts, she was named the SAC Tournament Most Valuable Player... ITA Scholar Athlete.

2015-16All-South Atlantic Conference First Team (singles)... CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team... Went 22-1 in singles play, including a perfect 10-0 in SAC matches... 17-7 doubles record, including 14-7 with doubles partner Amanda Sumner... Opened the season winning 15 straight singles matches (Sep. 7-Mar. 29)... Did not lose a set until second set vs. Jasha Geerdink to snap streak of 29 in a row... Only loss of the year came against Megan McLinden of NCAA Division I Western Carolina... Followed with seven straight wins to end the season including a pair of three-set wins against Carson-Newman and No. 2 Georgia Gwinnett... ITA Scholar Athlete.

2014-15: All-South Atlantic Conference Doubles First Team... All-South Atlantic Conference Singles Honorable Mention... Finished with a team-best 18-1 doubles record appearing in all three positions with four different partners... Earned all-conference honors with teammate Amanda Sumner with  playing primarily in the top flight with a 14-1 record... The duo won a key match over a regionally-ranked pair from Queens... Was a perfect 11-0 in the SAC... Five of their wins they gave up two games or less and only three teams won six or more games against them... Opened the season with three 8-0 sweeps in the three spot with partners Emily Waters and Adrienne Kaye... Owned a team-best 14-1 singles record playing primarily in the third flight... Earned a key point in the Pioneers’ victory over No. 5 Queens... Won three matches without dropping a game and gave up only three games or less in nine victories... named the SAC Player of the Week on April 7...  ITA Scholar Athlete... Tusculum Freshman of the Year Academic Award.    

High School: Graduated from Hellweg-Schule... Played for THC im VFL Bochum club team coached by her father Rainer Funke. 

Personal: Born March 30, 1996 in Herdecke/Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany... Daughter of Rainer and Regina Funke... Brother - Felix... Majoring in management and economics... SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Dean's List... Charles Oliver Gray Honors List... President's List.