Kate along with three other inductees, joined the inaugural 2018 Hall of Fame Class on Friday to be formally inducted at a public reception and awards ceremony in the high school auditorium prior to the Brookville Raiders homecoming football game vs. St. Mary’s.
Hynes, of York, is a 2005 BAHS grad, and a 2010 magna cum laude graduate of Drexel University with a BS in Business Administration. She received her Juris Doctorate in 2013 from the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State, where she served as the Senior Editor of the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs. Hynes is currently an associate attorney at the Stock Leader Law Firm in York, focusing on commercial business transactions, commercial finance, mergers and acquisition, and intellectual property.
She was an NCAA Division 1 All-American in Diving at Drexel in both 2008 and 2009, and was ranked #9 in the country. She received the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Silver Star for 2010, which honored 25 of the most influential athletes in the previous 25 years. Other Silver Star recipients included Olympians, national champions and professional athletes such as baseball’s Justin Verlander and basketball’s David Robinson.
Hynes was also the CAA Women’s Diver of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 setting conference records in both 1 and 3 meter diving, and completed her career undefeated in dual meets.
She was an ESPN Magazine Academic All-American in 2009, the Philadelphia Inquirer Women’s Academic Athlete of the Year in 2008, was awarded the Drexel University Mascoli Scholar-Athlete Award in 2006 and received the Drexel award for having the highest cumulative average in Business Administration in 2006.
While at Brookville, Hynes won three gold medals as the PIAA Pennsylvania Class AA State Diving Champion in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and a bronze medal as the third place finisher in 2002. She holds all PIAA District 9 diving records with four straight district titles, and was the Courier Express Athlete of the Year in 2004 and 2005.
She volunteers with several York organizations, serving as a board member and executive committee member of the United Way of York County and board member of the York County Business Improvement District Authority. She was formerly the president of York’s YWCA Junior Board and a board member of Downtown, Inc.