Missy Franklin was just a young 13 year old when she was introduced to the swimming world as a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team. She was not as successful starting out but as she matured and her game matured she became the first woman to win six gold medals at a single world championship.

In 2010, Franklin won a slew of medals at the world championships in which she made her first podium trip in the international competition. Franklin took home four gold medals and a bronze setting the world record in the 200 meter backstroke and the 400 medley relay.

She pitched five medals in the 2012 London Olympics which became the most for any female competitor in London and second overall behind American swimmer, Michael Phelps with six. In 2013, she was given the honor to be the first woman to win six gold medals at a single world championship.


Missy is now 20 and a Junior at Cal, who have just won another Pac-12 Swim title.