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Grace Monahan, a high school junior from Mililani on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, has announced her verbal commitment to North Carolina University for 2022-23. She wrote on social media:
”I’m so excited and honored to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at North Carolina State University!!! Thank you to my loving family, all of my coaches, and my amazing teammates and friends for supporting me through the years. I can’t wait to join the wolfpack family, GO PACK!!🐺🐾”
Monahan is a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Honolulu’s University High School. She swims year-round with Kamehameha Swim Club and specializes in back, fly, IM, and free. A highly versatile swimmer, she has Nationals time standards in the 100/200 free, 100/200 back, 100/200 fly, and 200/400 IM.
Monahan competes in high school swimming for the PAC-5, a consortium of independent schools banding together to field teams for competitive sports in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH). At the 2020 Hawaii High School Championships, she won her second straight state titles in the 100 fly (54.49) and 200 IM (2:01.58) and added a gold medal in the 200 free relay. Her 2:01.58 in the 200 IM beat Jasmine Mau’s state record by 20/100.
In club swimming, Monahan was a 6-time state champion at the Hawaii Swimming Senior Short Course Championships in November 2019, with titles in the 200/500 free, 200 back, 100/200 fly, and 400 IM. In July 2019 she won the 100 free, 100/200 back, 100/200 fly, and 200/400 IM at the Hawaiian Swimming Age Group Long Course State Championships.
Top SCY times:
- 50 back – 25.78
- 100 back – 55.19
- 200 back – 1:59.98
- 100 fly – 53.79
- 200 fly – 1:58.53
- 200 IM – 2:00.57
- 400 IM – 4:22.57
- 50 free – 23.89
- 100 free – 51.28
- 200 free – 1:49.40
- 500 free – 4:54.79
- 1000 free – 10:12.66
- 1650 free – 17:03.92
Monahan will join Emma Hastings and Kennedy Noble in the NC State class of 2026. Her best times would have scored in the 2020 ACC Women’s Championships in the B final of the 200 fly and the C final of the 100 fly. It took 54.44/1:59.19 in the 100/200 back, 2:00.53/4:21.02 in the 200/400 IM, and 1:48.65/4:50.71/16:55.89 in the 200/500/1650 free to score at the conference meet.
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