Missy Franklin was spotted visiting campus earlier this semester.

Missy Franklin signs National Letter of Intent to attend Cal

On Oct. 20, swimming phenom Missy Franklin shook the collegiate swimming world by committing to Cal. On Wednesday morning, Franklin set her commitment in stone as she signed the National Letter of Intent to join the Cal women’s swimming team next fall. This summer in the London Olympics, Franklin shot
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The ripple effect: Caitlin Leverenz’s leadership and legacy

Like her idol Natalie Coughlin, Caitlin Leverenz is leading Cal in her own way

When Caitlin Leverenz was 13 years old, she picked up a book that changed her life. “I read Natalie Coughlin’s book … and that was when I knew I wanted to go to Cal,” Leverenz says. Even before she read Coughlin’s biography, Leverenz adored the superstar. From the moment she
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Bears rout BYU and Utah in first dual meet

Cal women’s swimming came away on its road trip to Utah with both its first dual meet win against BYU on Friday and its first Pac-12 win against Utah on Saturday. “I think the hardest thing about the meet was coming off a flight and competing at a high altitude
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Bears head to first dual meet

After four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin verbally committed to join Cal next year, the already dominant Cal women’s swimming team will have another weapon to add to its impressive arsenal. But all that comes next year. This year – and this weekend – Cal will be facing off in
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Missy Franklin commits to Cal

It’s official: gold medalist and all-around swimming phenom Missy Franklin committed to Cal on Saturday, Oct. 20. The 17 year-old broke onto the national radar at the 2012 London Olympics this past summer. She won a total of five medals, four of which were gold. She swept the 100 and 200
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Bears blast competition out of water

Cal women’s swimming dove right into the Early Bird Invitational at Fresno State this Friday and Saturday, absolutely manhandling the competition by a tremendous margin. The Bears scored 505.5 points in front of the hosts Fresno State, which notched 217 points, and San Jose State, with 80.5 points. “With the
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