Duke Blue Devils Pick Up In-State Verbal from SwimMAC Backstroker Amaya Hanley

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NEW COMMIT: Davidson, N.C. native Amaya Hanley has decided to stay in-state for her college career after verbally committing to Duke University for the fall of 2021.

She will join KyAnh Truong and McKenna Smith as a member of the Blue Devils’ class of 2025.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am so proud, honored, and EXCITED to announce my verbal commitment to further my academic and athletic careers at Duke University!!! Big shoutout to all of my friends, family, swim coaches, and incredible teachers that have helped me along the way – I love you all! Cannot wait to be a Blue Devil💙😈”

A Junior National qualifier, Hanley does her club swimming with SwimMAC Carolina and recorded five top-12 finishes at the Southern Premier Invitational after earning two best times at Juniors East. In summer 2019, she collected gold in the 100m back and bronze in the 200m back at North Carolina LCM Seniors before going on to race three events at Junior Nationals.

Her best times include:

  • 50 back – 25.57
  • 100 back – 54.67
  • 200 back – 1:58.18
  • 200 IM – 2:03.96
  • 400 IM – 4:25.80

Also competing for William Amos Hough High School, Hanley is a six-time individual North Carolina 4A State Championship finalist. She finished third in the 100 back and sixth in the 200 IM as a junior while taking fourth and sixth, respectively, in those events during her sophomore season.

She has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors twice in her career thus far.

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