Missy Franklin Wins ESPY Best College Female Athlete

Mar 21, 2015; Greensboro, NC, USA; Missy Franklin after winning the 200 backstroke finals during NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving-Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Pike-USA TODAY Sports
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Missy Franklin, a former Cal swimmer, won the ESPY award for Best College Female Athlete. While Franklin was not in Los Angeles to win the award she tweeted a short video of her thanking everyone for voting for her with her car being towed in the background.

Other nominees for the award included:
–Taylor Cummings, Maryland LaCrosse
–Lauren Haeger, Florida Softball
–Micha Hancock, Penn State Volleyball
–Breanna Stewart, UConn Basketball

Franklin also recently won the 2015 Honda Cup as Top Female Collegiate Athlete being only the second Cal swimmer to ever win the award.

Both awards followed an exciting sophomore year as a Cal Golden Bear where Franklin was named NCAA Swimmer of the Year and Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year. She won three individual titles at the NCAA Division I Championships- 200-yard Individual Medley, 200-yard Freestyle, 200-yard Backstroke- as well as two relay titles.

1 comment

  1. Dawn Fleming

    I love Missy Franklin and am thrilled she received this award! She is a wonderful role model for my daughter.