CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) - Corning's Angie McKane's high school swimming career has been nothing short of impressive. On Wednesday, McKane signed her Letter of Intent to compete at the Division I level.

McKane will compete for Army West Point.

Angie has been swimming competitively since she was eight, and as an eighth grader, she qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships.  Over the last three seasons, McKane has won state titles in five events. Angie has also competed in multiple national competitions. 

In the classroom, she has a 4.0 GPA and she plans to major in Physics at Army West Point.  McKane says she is grateful to be given the opportunity to swim at such a prestigious university that will train her to commission as an officer in the Army. Right now, she is leaning towards Aviation but if that doesn't work out she hopes to go with the Engineering route.

After making things official, McKane talked about the interesting path to figuring out that Army was the right fit for her.

I took a visit to the Naval Academy and I thought that was it I loved it there, but then I saw an Army t-shirt in the stands at a swim meet and thought maybe I should make sure I've covered all of my bases. I wanted to show my mom what a service academy looked like and when I visited West Point it just felt so perfect," McKane said. "The structure there was incredible, that's exactly what I wanted my future to look like. I loved the mission of the Army and I'm so excited to be able to dedicate myself to something so big."

She also reflected on her high school career at Corning and talked about what she will cherish the most.

"I'm definitely going to miss my family and my coaches the most," she added. "They've just always given me so much and it's going to be quite an adjustment I feel going to such a different location with a different support system but I have no doubt in my mind that Army will support me just as good."