Shawn Franz named Week 8 Athlete of the Week

If returning athletes is the key to college sports success, than an experienced men’s volleyball team from Canadian Mennonite University looks ready to hit their stride in 2012-13.

One of those experienced athletes is left side Shawn Franz, who was the outstanding performer in CMU’s Nov. 1 win over Université de Saint-Boniface. Though his team took it in three straight sets, Franz still had enough time to stuff the stat sheet – recording 11 kills, nine digs, two blocks, and four service aces.

Now in his third year with the Blazers, Franz is part of a core that will look to improve on a 4-12 finish and semifinals oust last season. This year, they’re already 2-2 and only a short cry from the College Wesmen who lead the conference. 

The 20-year-old Franz stands 6’3” and is part of a notable group of outside power hitters for CMU. Studying psychology, he is a graduate of Mennonite Collegiate Institute. Franz hails from Gretna, Manitoba.

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