Olympic star Missy Franklin commits to California Berkeley

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.

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