"On Feb. 16 in Germantown, Md., Katie Cashin stood on a podium. It had become a familiar feeling for Cashin, just as it was for the man who inspired her to start swimming: Olympic legend Michael Phelps.
The former Franklin High standout holds five school records with the Panthers. Now, she is a rising sophomore at Drew University, and she made quite a splash while setting new records in her first year at the Madison, N.J., school.
In her freshman year, Cashin was named the Landmark Conference Women’s Rookie of the Year after a season in which she won four gold medals in addition to a silver and a bronze. She followed in the footsteps of two-time conference Swimmer of the Year Mal Vishwanath, who had claimed the league’s Rookie of the Year three years prior.
“Seeing Katie stand where I stood three years ago just brought a feeling of such pride,” said Vishwanath, who is from Bangalore, India."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
Colleen Gordon (@ms_gordo) tweeted at 0:15 PM on Fri, Jul 17, 2020:https://t.co/GWo7ST1UwH
"Go Katie!! Well deserved praise for this most talented, hardest working and humblest of student-athletes. The definition of a #neverquit attitude. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #pantherpride @FHSPantherbook @FHSSports @FranklinMatters"