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Allison Schmitt goes back to school

Updated: August 22, 2012, 10:10 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. -- From Olympic star to just another college student.

For Allison Schmitt, there was hardly any time to savor her breakout performance at the London Games, where she won a total of five medals in swimming. She had to get back to Georgia for the start of her senior year.

"This is just a part of life," Schmitt said Wednesday. "In London, we felt like we were in our own little world. But once you come back, it's back to real life."

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