Cal's Missy Franklin wins 2015 Honda Cup
Cal's Missy Franklin capped off an incredible year on Monday night, winning the Honda Cup -- an award given to the national Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.
Franklin's year was impressive from start to finish. She led her Golden Bears to not only the Pac-12 Championship, but the NCAA title as well. Most recently, she broke her own American record in the 200 freestyle on her way to winning that event at the NCAA Championships. She also took home wins in the 200 individual medly and the 200 backstroke that day and was a part of the winning 200 and 800 freestyle relay teams. At the 2015 national championships, she set a Cal record by taking home wins in five different NCAA races.
Franklin and Cal were equally dominant at the Pac-12 Swimming (W) and Diving (M/W) Championships. She took home the title in the 200 individual medley, 200 freestyle, and 200 backstroke, and she anchored the 800 relay that set an American record of 6:50.18. She leaves Cal as one of the school's top athletes of all time, ranking in the top ten in seven different events - incuding first in the 100 and 200 free. Franklin is also a 14-time All-American.
Away from the pool, Franklin is just as solid. In 2015, she earned Capital One Academic All-American first-team honors and was named a College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American. She was also second-team Pac-12 All-Academic.
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