Missy Franklin wins ESPY for Best Female Olympian

Missy Franklin. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

Missy Franklin. (Jack Eberhard/JacksActionShots.com)

Missy Franklin, the 2013 graduate of Regis Jesuit, won the ESPY Award for Best Female Olympian in mid-July.

Franklin won four gold medals and a bronze at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London -- her first. She beat out other nominees Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas, both gymnasts, for the award.

During the winter CHSAA season, Franklin won the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle, and also helped Regis to relay wins in the 4x200 and 4x400.

She holds individual Colorado state records in the 50 (22.41), 100 (48.45), 200 (1:43.15) and 500 (4:41.72) freestyle races; the 200 individual medley (1:56.85), the 100 backstroke (52.30); and was part of a record in the 4x400 (3:22.42).

Franklin has signed with Cal and will enroll there this fall.