Cal swimmer Missy Franklin wins Honda Cup
LOS ANGELES (AP) California swimmer Missy Franklin won the Honda Cup as the nation’s top female college athlete Monday night.
The sophomore star was the NCAA and Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year and helped Cal to the team title. She set an American record on her way to victory in the 200-yard freestyle and also won the 200-yard individual medley and 200-yard backstroke. In addition, Franklin played a role in wins by the 200 free relay and 800 free relay.
Franklin beat out UConn’s Breanna Stewart, who helped the Huskies win a third straight national championship in women’s basketball, and Florida softball standout Lauren Haeger.
She established a school record for most combined individual and relay crowns at one NCAA meet with five titles this season and combined for seven NCAA titles in two seasons. She is a 14-time All-American.