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Where Did U.S. Swimmer Missy Franklin Go To College?

Missy Franklin is one of the most well-known and accomplished U.S. women's swimmers. She owns the world record in the 200-meter backstroke and has won a total of four Olympic gold medals.

Franklin won all four of those gold medals and an additional bronze medal during the 2012 Olympics in London. For her exploits, she earned World Swimmer of the Year and American Swimmer of the Year honors from Swimming World Magazine.

Despite all those accolades, Franklin shunned any endorsements and prize money. She did so in order to retain her amateur status.

You see, Franklin isn't just a world-class Olympic swimmer. She's also an accomplished NCAA champion, who swam competitively for two years at Cal-Berkeley.

Franklin swam at Cal during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, earning the 2015 NCAA Swimmer of the Year, Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year and Honda Award as the top female swimmer in the country. She turned pro after her sophomore season after helping the Bears win the national championship.

">March 24, 2015

Even as she moved on to the professional ranks and away from Berkeley, Franklin kept her school spirit. 

">@CalMensBBall game tonight! Congrats on the big win!

It was an honor to be recognized at the @CalMensBBall game tonight! Congrats on the big win! 💙💛 @CalAthleticspic.twitter.com/2jhTX5veON

— Missy Franklin (@missyfranklin) January 24, 2016

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— Missy Franklin (@missyfranklin)

It was an honor to be recognized at the @CalMensBBall game tonight! Congrats on the big win! 💙💛 @CalAthleticspic.twitter.com/2jhTX5veON

— Missy Franklin (@missyfranklin) January 24, 2016

">January 24, 2016

">@collegecolors pic.twitter.com/kfULEsi6A5

— Missy Franklin (@missyfranklin)

It's #CollegeColors Day! Wearing blue and gold and proud to be a Cal Bear! 💙💛 @collegecolorspic.twitter.com/kfULEsi6A5

— Missy Franklin (@missyfranklin) September 4, 2015

">September 4, 2015

">January 4, 2016

Tonight, Franklin will compete in the semifinals of the women's 200-meter backstroke. She will also look to defend her gold medal in the 200-meter backstroke later in the week.

When she hits the water, Franklin will not only be representing her country. She'll be representing her alma mater, which she undoubtedly loves dearly.