Missy Franklin spotted on UC Berkeley campus

Coughlin, Vollmer, Leverenz, and now, Franklin? It certainly has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? After sweeping four gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics, swimming phenom and high school senior Missy Franklin is looking for a university, and Cal seems to be very high on her list. Franklin
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Caitlin Leverenz was one of 12 Cal medalists in London, taking a bronze medal in the 200 IM.

Calympians end London Olympics with record 17 medals

Over the course of 18 days in London, Cal’s 38 Olympians won 17 medals in six sports — 11 of which were gold, finishing off a record-tying fortnight with arguably the greatest Olympic performance in school history and one of the greatest showings of any sports institution in America. Cal’s Olympians continue to improve on their showing at each summer Games.
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Winning a gold medalist

Cal won 17 medals at the London Olympics, but what if it turns out that number increases? What if Cal actually won 22 medals — 15 golds — and we didn’t even realize what was going on? What if the London Olympics really solidified Cal as the No. 1 school at which to be an Olympic athlete — instead of No. 2 or 3 — blowing Stanford, USC and every other American school out of the water? What if Missy Franklin comes to Cal?
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Olympics wrapup: Day nine

Besides Elsie Windes and Heather Petri, who took down Italy, 9-6, no other Calympians were in action on Sunday. The dearth of Cal athletes in action provides a rare opportunity for fans to sit down and contextualize Cal’s accomplishments from the first week.
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Speaking out from beyond Spieker

You can smell the chlorine before you even step on the deck of Spieker Aquatics Center. The potent smell wafts over you well before you walk toward the grandstands by the pool, a captivating mix of sterility, purity and pure, water-muted athleticism. Only a select few people at Cal recognize
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upcoming Olympic Trials.

Array of Cal swimmers heads to Omaha for Olympic Trials

An array of former, current and future Cal men’s swimmers will compete for a trip to London this summer as a part of USA Swimming’s contingent at the 2012 Olympic Games. While most of the 32 Bears competing will return from the trials in Omaha, Neb. from June 25 to July 2 without advancing to the Olympics, a few members have their sights set on London.
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The top 10 moments in Cal sports this year: Part two

The last year was a memorable one in Cal athletics for a variety of moments. From softball’s run to the Women’s College World Series to the national titles for both swim teams, there were more great moments than we could fit. Read on to see which ones made our list.

The last year was a memorable one in Cal athletics for a variety of moments. From softball’s run to the Women’s College World Series to the national titles for both swim teams, there were more great moments than we could fit. Read on to see which ones made our list.
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