Countdown to First Serve: Meet Emily Franklin

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Middle blocker, Emily Franklin, hails from Mesa, Ariz., and is entering her sophomore season for the Kentucky volleyball program.  

Franklin is a two-time selection to the All-SEC Academic team. In her redshirt freshman season, Franklin earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors following the final regular season week of the season. She posted 17 kills and seven blocks in two matches to close the regular season. In 2014, Franklin appeared in 24 matches and made 12 starts. She had 88 total kills on a .302 attacking clip. Franklin added 57 blocks, 18 digs and five aces. She had a career-high 10 kills on .500 hitting with four blocks at Auburn. Against Ole Miss, she posted nine kills with a career-best .571 attacking percentage, five blocks and three digs. In her first career start, she registered nine kills on a .500 clip.

Now it’s time to get to know Emily a little bit better …
 

Quick Facts 

Birthplace: Mesa, Ariz.
Parents: Peggy and Jeffrey Franklin
Sibling: Jacob
Twitter Handle: @elfranklin11
Major: Kinesiology 

Things to Know about Emily on the court …

What I like most about Coach Skinner and the staff … their enthusiasm. 

I’m most looking forward to ______ this season: winning

I chose my jersey number because … My birthday is on the 11th.

My pre-match superstitions: I have to put my right shoe on before my left.

I chose Kentucky because ... I love it here. It's like a second home.

My most memorable moment as a volleyball player was ... when I received my scholarship.

What you need to know about Emily off of the court … 

I first started playing volleyball when I was ... in fifth grade.

Favorite activities outside of volleyball: baking


My dream job is ... to be a world traveler.

When I was in elementary school my favorite subject was ... math.


My hometown is famous for ... hot weather.

The one talent I'd most like to have is ... the ability to fly.


The first concert I ever attended was ... the Jonas Brothers.

If I didn't play volleyball I'd play ... softball.

The one TV show I never miss is ... Teen Wolf


Single-match and season tickets for the 2015 campaign are on sale now. Season tickets begin at $35, and single-game ticket information can be found here. More information on how to buy tickets can be found here or by calling the UK Ticket Office at 800-928-CATS.

Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum will play host to the NCAA Regionals Dec. 11-12. UK is one of four sites selected for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matchups with one team advancing to the Final Four in Omaha, Neb., from the Lexington Region. This marks the third time in five seasons Memorial Coliseum will host this premier volleyball event.

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