Missy Franklin Chosen Pac-12 Swimmer of the Month
BERKELEY - Cal freshman Missy Franklin, who was named Pac-12 Swimmer of the Meet after leading the Golden Bears to the title 10 days ago, has been selected as the conference Swimmer of the Month for February, the second time this year she has earned the honor.
During the Pac-12 Championships Feb. 26-March 1, Franklin set meet records in winning all three of her individual events – 100 free (47.17), 200 free (1:42.29) and 500 free (4:35.73). She also helped Cal to victories in the 400 and 800 free relay and 400 medley relay, as well as a runner-up finish in the 200 medley relay.
Earlier this season, Franklin was tabbed the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Month for December after she was the high-point scorer at AT&T Winter Nationals and established school records in the 200 and 500 free.
Cal swimmers have now won monthly conference recognition 12 times, more than any Pac-12 school since the award’s inception. The Bears will next compete at the NCAA Championships March 20-22 in Minneapolis.