HPA senior and swimming standout Taylor Doherty signed her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, April 12, in the schoolʻs Castle Gym with her family, coaches, teachers, teammates, and friends in attendance.
Doherty will continue her swimming career this fall at the University of San Diego (NCAA Division I).
"This event is about Taylor's future, but it's her past that has given her this opportunity," said Mark Noetzel, HPA's dean of campus life and head coach for swimming/diving and the Academy Swim Club. Noetzel credited Doherty's leadership as a "huge reason for our current success as a team."Doherty's achievements include more than a dozen league titles and records in individual and relay events, and school records in the 200 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle, 200 Free Relay, and 400 Free Relay. She has been a state finalist throughout her high school career and won two silver medals at the HHSAA Championship in 2017. She also led her team to two runner-up finishes at the HHSAA Championships in 2016 and 2017. She took the state championship for the 100 Backstroke in the 17-18 year-old division and won 11 medals with the Academy Swim Club at the Hawaiian Age-Group Swimming Championships held in December 2016 on Oahu.