Hawaii Record Holder Grace Monahan Verbally Commits to NC State Wolfpack for 2022

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NEW COMMIT: U.S. Open qualifier Grace Monahan of Mililani, Hawaii, has announced her verbal commitment to NC State as a member of the Wolfpack’s Class of 2026.

She will join Kennedy Noble, Emma Hastings and Katherine Helms in Raleigh at the start of the 2022-23 season.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“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!!??❤️”

A versatile swimmer, Monahan trains year-round with Kamehameha Swim Club and owns several National and U.S. Open cuts. She last competed at Hawaii Age Groups in February where she collected five gold medals after winning six events at Hawaii Seniors in November.

In summer 2019, she placed first in all of her events at Hawaii LCM Age Groups before going on to race three events at Phillips 66 Nationals. Monahan also swept the fly events and won the 200 IM at Phoenix Sectionals in March 2019.

Monahan also owns eight Hawaii LSC records for short course yards, three for long course meters, 48 different age group records for yards, and 31 age group marks for meters.

Her best times include:

  • 100 fly – 53.79
  • 200 fly – 1:58.53
  • 200 IM – 2:00.57
  • 400 IM – 4:22.57
  • 50 back – 25.78
  • 100 back – 55.19
  • 200 back – 1:59.98
  • 200 free – 1:49.40

Currently a junior at University High School, Monahan is already a four-time Hawaii State Championship gold medallist. She won the 100 fly and 200 IM during both her freshman and sophomore seasons, setting a state record in the latter in 2020. She has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors.

Even with just under two years to go before suiting up for the Wolfpack in the fall of 2022, Monahan will make an immediate impact and will join a talented butterfly/IM group. She would’ve scored in the B-final of the 200 fly at the 2020 ACC Championships where NC State finished second overall in the team standings behind Virginia.

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