Swimmer Missy Franklin accomplished what most professional Colorado athletes couldn't in 2012: She won championships. A lot of them. As an amateur. The 18-year-old Regis Jesuit High School senior was the most decorated female athlete at the London Olympics—and then she declined seven-figure endorsement deals to return home and lead her high school swim team to a 5A Colorado state championship. She may be leaving for the University of California, Berkeley this fall, but we'll keep claiming Franklin as Colorado's sweetheart as long as she'll let us.