Matt Powless and Mary Chaudoin were honored as the 2012 Directors Award winners.
2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Indoor: Finished fifth-place as part of the Indiana 4X400-meter relay team at the Gladstein Invitational...Competed for the Hoosiers at the Big Ten Indoor Championships and placed seventh as part of the IU Distance Medley Relay team...Outdoor: Season-best of 58.13 in the 400-meter dash at the Billy Hayes Invitational...Competed at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a 20th place finish in the 400-meter dash.
2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Indoor: Helped the Hoosiers to an All-Big Ten finish in the DMR, taking second place in 11:16.85 ... anchored IU to eighth in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:44.36 ... ran indoor bests of 56.48 at the Hoosier Hills in the 400m and 26.25 at the Indiana Relays in the 200m. Outdoor: Anchored IU to sixth in the 4x400m relay at Big Tens with a time of 3:38.76 ... helped the Hoosiers qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 4x400m relay, where they finished 20th ... ran a PR 56.05 in the 400m at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... clocked a 25.41 in the 200m at the Border Battle.
PREP: Led Hillary Church's Lawrence North teams to two state titles and a state runner-up finish ... earned Student Athlete of the Year honors at Lawrence North as a senior ... clocked a school and state record in the 4x400m relay of 3:47.37 ... ran a 400m PR of 57.34 and a 200m PR of 27.53 ... placed eighth at the 2011 Indiana State meet in the 400 and first in the 4x400m relay. PERSONAL: Daughter of James and Lorie Franklin ... has three sisters, Amanda, Briana and Olivia, and two brothers, Darrin and Wesley ... human biology major ... born September 8, 1993.
COACH HELMER: "Antonia joins us fresh off her team's state championship so she knows how to win. Her times are solid and will improve with work. We believe she has the ability to stretch her range to the 600 indoors and ultimately the 800 as she follows in the footsteps of some very successful, similar athletes here at IU."
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