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Reina Furuya
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Reina Furuya

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Waipahu, Hawaii

High School:
Punahou

Height:
5-7

Position:
INF

B/T:
R/R


10/02/2014

Softball Garners NFCA Academic Honors

Three Nittany Lions were named All-America Scholar-Athletes

05/08/2014

Lions Fall to Buckeyes, 6-2, in Big Ten Tournament Opener

Habitz turns in 11th multi-hit performance and notches 35th RBI of the year

05/04/2014

Lions Drop 6-1 Decision to Illinois in Regular Season Finale

Hatfield registers second homer of the season

05/03/2014

Penn State Ousted by Illinois, 6-1, on Senior Day

Knief turns in 17th multi-hit performance on the season

04/30/2014

BLOG: Hawaiians Set Relaxed Tone for Penn State Softball

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2014)

2014
Started all 49 games at shortstop ... Batted .177 (22-for-124) ... Scored 16 runs ... Drove in 10 runners ... Doubled against ... Perfect 6-for-6 stealing bases ... Team best 10 sacrifice hits and one sacrifice fly ... Opened the season with a five-game hit streak ... Posted two hits four times: against Appalachian State, Dartmouth (3/1), Bucknell (4/16) and Wisconsin (4/19) ... 2-for-2, scored two runs, drew two walks and drove in a runner against Appalachian State (2/7) ... Pair of RBI against Bucknell (4/16) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013
Saw action in 43 games, starting 41, at third base and shortstop ... Carried a .224 batting average and .270 on-base percentage ... Scored eight runs and 20 RBIs on 24 hits ... Sent two runners home on a single vs. Toledo (3/9) ... 2-for-2 effort vs. Arizona (3/15) with a pair of singles ... Three hits, including a home run, in the series vs. Michigan (3/29-3/30), scoring twice and posting four RBIs ... Drove in two runs in the series at Indiana (4/5-4/6) ... Went 2-for-4 at Pitt (4/10) with a home run and three RBIs ... 4-for-6 performance in the doubleheader vs. Purdue (4/17), tallying a double, one run and one RBI ... Scored twice in the series vs. Northwestern (4/19-4/21), hitting two home runs and posting five RBIs.

HIGH SCHOOL
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 ... Basketball team won the 2010 and 2011 ILH Championship.

PERSONAL
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

WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
"Penn State felt like the right place for me. It's everything I wanted for college: a great education, friendly people, a beautiful campus, incredible facilities, and a school rich in tradition and honor."

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