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Missy Franklin: Olympics to college

Updated: August 28, 2013, 7:53 PM ET
Associated Press

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Missy Franklin strolled into the room at Memorial Stadium and offered a cheery, "Hi, everybody!"

She has moved into a dorm, hit it off with her new roommate and even cried her eyes out when she said goodbye to her mother.

"It feels like home already," a beaming Franklin said Wednesday.

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 ...

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