Mac to Missy: We want you!
McMaster's athletics department wants Olympic swimming phenom Missy Franklin to test the University's waters.
Students, athletes and swim team head coach Andrew Cole have collaborated on a video message sent to the U.S. swimmer on Twitter. Franklin, whose parents are Canadian and whose mother is a McMaster alumna, replied that she "absolutely loved it" Thursday afternoon.
The video features area students, on campus for a summer kids camp, singing along to Carly Rae Jepsen's popular song Call Me Maybe - albeit with some altered, McMaster-ized lyrics.
Half way through the video, a group of students at the alpine climbing tower display a placard - on which is written McMaster's phone number - while singing "It's hard to look right at you baby, but here's Mac's number, so call me, Missy."
Franklin, a 17-year-old high school student who lives in Colorado, made her Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games, winning four gold medals in the 100 m backstroke, 200 m backstroke, 4x100 m medley and the 4x200 m medley. She also won bronze in the 4x100 m freestyle.