Nov. 23, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - Lani-Rae Green, recipient of eight varsity letters in four sports throughout her athletics career at Waimea High School, became the first member of UC Davis women's tennis incoming class of 2014 by signing her National Letter of Intent as announced by head coach Bill Maze.
Hailing from Kekaha, Hawai'i, Green, a four-sport letterwinner, recently completed her third season as a member of her school's girls' tennis team. A year-round student-athlete, Green also sports varsity letters in cross country, swimming and track & field.
As a freshman, Green was named her team's No. 1 singles player, a decision that helped the Menehune finish in second place that year. For her efforts, she received all-star recognition from the Kauai Interscholastic Federation (KIF).
The KIF also honored Green with all-star accolades the following year; returning as her team's top singles player, Waimea High finished the 2011 season in first place. Green also ended her sophomore season with a KIF singles title and a third place finish at state championships.
After a one-year hiatus from high school competition, Green returned to the courts in 2013 to capture her third tennis letter-one of four varsity letters she plans to earn in this year.
One of Waimea High's most decorated, and accomplished student-athletes, Green also qualified for state competition as a member of her school's track and cross country teams. In 2012, as a member of coach Brandon Moises and Carmen Twigg's track team, she was a state qualifier in the 400m and 4x400m relay events. A few months later, she finished in seventh place at a KIF state cross country event.
In addition to her high school athletic commitments, Green also competed as a member of the United States Tennis Association's program. Throughout her club career, she received Hawai'i's Jim Howe Sportsmanship Award, presented annually to a boy and girl junior player who exemplifies the finest qualities of sportsmanship in competitive play on and off the court, Jane Forester-Leong Scholar-Athlete Award and was ranked No. 3 or higher in every age category offered in her state.
Just as active off the court, track and pool, her peers elected Green as their sophomore class secretary, junior and senior class president.
In addition to her extensive participation in four campus clubs-Spanish Club, Spanish Honors Society, Interact Club and Adopt-a-Highway Club-Green was also chosen to serve as her school's National Honors Society president this year.