The mystery of Missy Franklin

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Heartbreaking. Disappointing. That’s how Missy Franklin described her performance at the 2016 Summer Olympics. As Stanford’s Katie Ledecky, the other American representative in the 200-meter freestyle, took off against an elite field, Franklin was Team USA’s number one cheerleader instead of its number one swimmer. Franklin walked away from the
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Rachael Acker named Pac-12 Woman of the Year

If there’s truth to the adage that sports build character, there is no stronger endorsement than former Cal swimmer Rachael Acker. As a three-time Academic All-American, 2016 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the year for women’s swimming and diving and the female Cal athlete with the highest graduating GPA, as of July
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Cal women’s swim wraps up successful season

With the NCAA Championships wrapped up, the Cal women’s swimming and diving team, which finished in third place, has officially completed its season. While the team was unable to duplicate its championship success from a season ago, the third place mark at the NCAAs continues the legacy of consistency that
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Cal women’s swim finishes 3rd at NCAA Championships

The Cal women’s swimming and diving team officially wrapped up its 2015-16 campaign with a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships in Atlanta, with its 358 point tally falling behind the NCAA champions, Georgia, 414, and second-place Stanford, 395. Cal’s most impressive individual swim of the tournament came courtesy of
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