Nittany Lions travel to Ann Arbor for three-game series with Big Ten-leading Wolverines
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2014)
2015 (JUNIOR YEAR) Appeared in 51 games, including 49 starts, with 45 at shortstop, three at first base and one in right field... Batted .214 (27-for-126) with 27 hits, 23 runs, four doubles, two home runs and 21 RBI and one stolen base... Six multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games... 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs, and three RBI vs. Western Illinois (Mar. 1)... 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI at Wisconsin (Apr. 3)... 2-for-3 with a double and a grand slam at Wisconsin (Apr. 4)... Three RBI and a run vs. Saint Francis (Apr. 22).
2014 (SOPHOMORE YEAR) Started all 49 games at shortstop ... Batted .177 (22-for-124) ... Scored 16 runs ... Drove in 10 runners ... 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 on four occasions: against Appalachian State, Dartmouth (Mar. 1), Bucknell (Apr. 16) and Wisconsin (Apr. 19) ... Was 2-for-2, scored two runs, drew two walks and drove in a runner against Appalachian State (Feb. 7) ... Pair of RBI against Bucknell (Apr. 16) ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2013 (FRESHMAN YEAR) 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 (Mar. 9) ... Put together a 2-for-2 effort vs. Arizona (Mar. 15) with a pair of singles ... Tallied three hits, including a home run, in the series vs. Michigan (Mar. 29-30), scoring twice and posting four RBIs ... Earned an RBI on a single at Michigan State (Apr. 3) ... Drove in two runs in the series at Indiana (Apr. 5-6) ... Went 2-for-4 at Pitt (Apr. 10) with a home run and three RBIs ... Notched a 4-for-6 performance in the doubleheader vs. Purdue (Apr. 17), tallying a double, one run and one RBI ... Scored twice in the series vs. Northwestern (Apr. 19-21), hitting two home runs and earning five RBIs ... Sent one runner home on a double vs. Nebraska (May 4).
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.