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Missy Franklin feels right at home as Cal freshman

August 28. 2013 5:36PM
Associated Press

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(AP) Missy Franklin strolled into the room at Memorial Stadium and offered a cheery, "Hi, everybody!"

Franklin has moved into the on-campus dorms, hit it off with her new roommate and even cried her eyes out when she said goodbye to her mother.

Yet she is far from a typical 18-year-old college freshman beginning the first day of her fall semester Thursday.

The four-time swimming gold medalist at last summer's Olympics in London, Franklin's mere presence at California has caused quite a stir from fellow students asking her to pose for photos, to carefully watching where she goes and what she Tweets and taking into account how her arrival affects teammates who must adjust to swimming laps alongside one of the sport's biggest international stars day in and day out.

Associated Press

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