California Muscle-Milk Student Athlete of the Week
BERKELEY – Freshman swimmer Missy Franklin won two individual events and was the overall high-point scorer at the AT&T Winter Nationals in Knoxville, Tenn., earning her California Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honors.
Franklin captured the 200-yard freestyle in a school- and meet-record 1:41.04 and took first place in the 100-yard backstroke. She was also second in the 500 free in a school-record 4:34.63 and runner-up to teammate Elizabeth Pelton in the 200 back.
In addition to her individual performance, Franklin swam a leg on three victorious relays – the 400 and 800 free relay and the 400 medley relay. Franklin joined teammates Caroline Piehl, Camille Cheng and Elizabeth Pelton to set a meet-record 6:59.11 in the 800 freestyle relay.
Franklin headlined a dominant display by Cal women’s swimming, as current and former Golden Bears combined for 11 victories during the three-day event.