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.
Reina Akemi Furuya was born April 29, 1994, in Honolulu to Gregg and Susan Furuya...Has an older brother named Bradley who studies at the University of Southern California...First member of the Furuya family to play a collegiate sport...Majoring in energy engineering.
QUOTING FURUYA ON PENN STATE
"Penn State feels like the right place for me. It's everything I wanted for college: a great education, friendly people, a beautiful campus, incredible facilities, a school rich in tradition and honor and PSU has the best ice cream."
QUOTING COACH PETRINI
"Reina is going to be our first Hawaiian on our roster and I couldn't be more excited about what she can do for us. She has proven her work ethic and success in the classroom and on the field. We will look to her to solidify a young middle infield as her arm strength and range are her biggest assets. She bleeds blue and white and has already recruited a huge Penn State contingency on the islands."