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Swimming: Missy Franklin reaps honor

Cal freshman Missy Franklin was named National Swimmer of the Week by collegeswimming.com after leading the Bears to the Pac-12 Conference championship last weekend in Seattle.

Franklin set meet records while winning all three of her individual events — the 100-yard free (47.17 seconds), 200 free (1:42.29) and 500 free (4:35.73) — and helped Cal to wins in the 400 and 800 free relay and 400 medley relay and a runnerup finish in the 200 medley relay.

This is the second time this season Franklin has been given the weekly honor as the nation’s top collegiate swimmer.

Franklin and her Cal teammates will next be in action at the NCAA Championships March 20-22 in Minneapolis.

Jeff Faraudo