One of the biggest stars of the 2012 Olympics has picked a college.
Missy Franklin, who won five swimming medals at the London Olympics, committed to Cal over UGA and Texas.
“Committed to swim at Cal Berkeley!” Franklin wrote on Twitter. “I am officially a baby Golden Bear. I am so honored to part of such a special team! #GoBears.”
Franklin took visits to all three of her finalists, according to the AP. Cal is coached by Teri McKeever, who guided the U.S. women’s swim team in London.
Probably the biggest surprise was Franklin even choosing a college. She stands to lose millions of dollars in endorsement deals by attending college rather than turning professional this year. Franklin only plans to swim in college for two years, according to Swimming World.
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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