Olympic star Missy Franklin commits to California Berkeley
8:59 PM, Oct 20, 2012
BERKELEY, Calif. -
Olympic swimming star Missy Franklin has verbally committed to attend the University of California.
"Committed to swim at Cal Berkeley! I am officially a baby Golden Bear?????? I am so honored to be a part of such a special team! #GoBears," Franklin tweeted Saturday.
Cal coach Teri McKeever directed the women's team in the London Olympics, where Franklin won the 100- and 200-meter backstroke events, relay golds in the 400 medley and 800 freestyle, and a bronze in the 400 freestyle relay.
Franklin is a senior at Regis Jesuit High in Aurora. She joins the Cal swimming team that has won the last two NCAA Championships.
Cal can't comment on the commitment until Franklin signs a letter of intent.