North Central Washington

Sports Awards

Megan Franza
Basketball, Track & Volleyball
Megan was truly outstanding athletically. She starred in volleyball, basketball and track at Cascade High School (Leavenworth, Washington) earning all-state and/or state championships in all three sports. Her final three years as a prep basketball player, Megan averaged 18.7, 23.4 and 25.6 points per game while earning all-state 'A' team berths as a junior and senior. As a senior, Megan was named Washington State 'A' Basketball Player of the Year. In track, she won numerous state 'A' championships in the high jump, long jump, and hurdles events. Megan high jumped 5'9" as a junior at the state meet, a height that surpassed all state champions in Washington, and equalled or beat heights achieved by northwest female college athletes.

She began at the University of Washington competing in both basketball and as a high jumper in track, but elected to concentrate solely on hoops her sophomore year on. Megan was a three year starter for the Husky women's basketball team, and was named to the Pac 10 all-conference first team as both a junior and senior while averaging 17.2 and 16.1 points per game. She was drafted by Phoenix in the WNBA.

During the course of her prep and college athletic career, Megan was a NCW Sports Awards finalist eight times - four while in high school: 1994, 95, 96 & 97; and four while in college: 1998, 99, 00 & 01. She was a Sports Awards Athlete of the Year recipient five times - three while in high school and two while in college. Megan was named North Central Washington Female Athlete of the Decade for the 1990s.