Olympian Missy Franklin nears collegiate farewell with Cal 

click to enlarge Olympic swimming gold medalist Missy Franklin gestures during a media conference Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif. - BEN MARGOT/AP PHOTO
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  • Olympic swimming gold medalist Missy Franklin gestures during a media conference Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif.
BERKELEY — Missy Franklin is downright giddy about her two seasons swimming collegiately for California, even if it meant the delay of big-money endorsement deals that will come in a matter of months as she turns pro and gears up for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Franklin will soon wrap up her sophomore season in Berkeley with the Pac-12 meet and NCAAs, then quickly turn her attention toward training for this summer's world championships in Russia and another Olympics after she captured four gold medals in her Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games while just 17.

Now a couple months shy of turning 20, Franklin says she wouldn't change her swimming path and would choose again to spend two years at Cal — and isn't ruling out sticking around to train.

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