Knief breaks season hit record; Penn State faces top-seed Michigan on Friday
Penn State meets Maryland at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday
Nittany Lions get seven hits, including three by Erin Pond; Series finale on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Penn State continues final series of the regular season on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Nittany Lions travel to Ann Arbor for three-game series with Big Ten-leading Wolverines
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2014)
BEFORE PENN STATE
Helped lead Punahou to 2011 ILH Division I Final appearance coached by Michael Okimoto and Bobby Makahilahila ... Named All-State first team as a utility player in 2011 ... Helped lead team to finals of the 2010 Hawaii State Championship ... Named ILH first-team shortstop in 2011 with an ILH second team honor as second base in 2010 ... Played for the Kaikamahine club team directed by John Lee ... Four-year letterwinner in softball and two-year letterwinner in basketball ... Led Punahou to 2011 Hawaii Division I Finals and third place in 2010 ... Basketball team won the 2010 and 2011 ILH Championship.
Full name is Reina Akemi Furuya ... Born on April 29, 1994, in Honolulu ... Parents are Gregg and Susan Furuya ... Has an older brother, Bradley, who graduated from the University of Southern California ... Majoring in energy business and finance with a minor in economics Parents are Gregg and Susan Furuya ... Has an older brother, Bradley, who studies at the University of Southern California.