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Missy Franklin is top female athlete

Updated: November 20, 2012, 12:23 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- In a year when she raced at the Olympics, Missy Franklin's greatest stress might come from deciding whether to compete for her high school team.

Fresh off her four gold medals in London, the 17-year-old is weighing if she should join the squad at Regis Jesuit outside Denver for her senior season. She's well aware of criticism asserting that her presence would unfairly deny other, non-Olympian swimmers of high school championships.

"If I had anyone who swims high school ...

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