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Country  United States
Name  Nikki Franke
Sport  Fencing
Height  1.68 m

Event(s)  Foil
Education  Brooklyn College
Now coaching  Temple University
College team  Brooklyn College
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Born  March 31, 1951 (age 64) (1951-03-31) New York, New York, United States

Nikki franke professor and fencing coach

Nikki Franke (born March 31, 1951) is an American fencer and fencing coach.

Franke attended Brooklyn College, where she earned a B.S. with honors in 1972. She chose it for its fencing, and fenced for Brooklyn College for four years, from 1968–72. She was an All-American, and her senior year she took third at the NIWFA collegiate championship. In 1979 she was inducted into the Brooklyn College Hall of Fame.

She competed in the women's individual and team foil events at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Franke competed at the 1975 and 1979 Pan American games, earning a silver medal in the individual competition in 1975 and a bronze medal in the team event in both years. She is currently the head coach of the Temple University women's fencing team.

Franke was named the USFCA Coach of the Year four times (in 1983, 1987, 1988, and 1991).


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