Missy Franklin Wins ESPY Best College Female Athlete

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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.

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  1. Dawn Fleming

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

Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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