Sarah Franklin started her career at Michigan State and made an impact during her first two seasons in East Lansing. She transferred before the 2022 season to Wisconsin. Franklin quickly became a star for the Badgers. She was a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection after being recognized the previous season for the Spartans. Entering the 2022 NCAA Tournament, she led the Badgers and ranks seventh in the Big Ten with 3.55 kills per set. The Lake Worth, Florida, native had double-figure kills in a team-best 20 matches during the regular season, including three matches with 20-plus kills.