Almanac

Sports - November 27, 2013

SHP's Howe to swim for Stanford

Sacred Heart Prep senior Ally Howe of Portola Valley has signed a national letter of intent to swim for Stanford.

"I am both honored and excited to represent Stanford next year," said Howe.

Howe is the most accomplished female swimmer in SHP history. She currently holds seven of eight possible school records.

Howe has five individual CCS championships, including the 100-yard backstroke in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and the 200 individual medley in 2010 and 2012. She is the CCS recordholder in the 100 back and, in fact, has lowered the record every year after breaking the existing record her freshman year.

Howe's 100 back time (52.30) in 2012 was the second-fastest time in the United States. Howe has been named the most outstanding swimmer in the West Bay Athletic League every year, and has received numerous "swimmer of the year" and "athlete of the year" accolades from local newspapers.

"Ally has worked so hard in the pool and in the classroom, and she has meant so much to our program," said SHP coach Kevin Morris. "Ally is the epitome of a student-athlete."

Morris is a math teacher at SHP, and currently teaches Howe in AP statistics.

The website collegeswimming.com ranks Howe as the No. 3 high school senior in the United States.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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