Team is Missy Franklin’s priority, not prize money


We know the story, she’s given up on a lot of money in order to be able to stay NCAA eligible. According to USA Today some $130,000 in prize winnings plus three endorsement offers, while her mother has taken a year-long sabbatical to be her scheduler and media handler. But team is important to Missy Franklin:

“Team is so important to me,” she says. “I love being part of a team. It, for me, is one of the best feelings in the world.”

Read more here on USA Today


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