Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro. The four-time Olympic gold medalist went out with a bang, winning three individual events and helping her California team win the NCAA championship last weekend.
Missy Franklin is downright giddy about her two seasons swimming collegiately for California, even if it meant the delay of big-money endorsement deals that will come in a matter of months as she turns pro.
Missy Franklin can’t wait to head to college. Boy, will she have some stories to tell the other freshmen.
The star of the London Olympics still has much of her life in front of her. But Missy Franklin reached one important milestone last week, celebrating her 18th birthday, and she’ll mark another Monday when she graduates from her Denver-area high school.
Colorado’s Missy Franklin signed a national letter of intent to swim for Cal starting next September. The Centennial resident plans to swim collegiately for two years and then turn pro before the 2016 Rio Olympics.