FORT COLLINS, CO. - FEBRUARY 09: Missy Franklin of Regis Jesuit High School is racing 200 yard individual medley for the 5A state Championship on February 9, 2013 at Edora Pool Ice Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. (Photo By Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
KUSA - Missy Franklin has been named the Sportswoman of Colorado at the 39th annual awards banquet.
Franklin talked with 9NEWS sports anchor Susie Wargin, on stage, about her time competing at the London Olympics and all her time home since.
Franklin won four gold medals and a bronze. She says the bronze is her favorite because it is the first Olympic medal of her career.
She also competed with her Regis Jesuit High School swim team to win the State Finals.
"It meant the world to me to share that with my sisters," Franklin said.
Sportswomen of Colorado pays tribute to the athletes, the coaches and the mentors who contribute to girl's athletics.
Franklin's mom said the award was a total surprise.
They thought Franklin was there to be a special guest and to hand out awards to so many other outstanding female athletes in Colorado.
This summer, Franklin starts her freshman year at the University of California, Berkeley and begins her NCAA career.
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