These organizations and individuals have helped me in my endeavors of becoming a top wheelchair tennis athlete. I appreciate all the support I have received from everyone.
Lolly Romano introduced me to my first wheelchair in 2003, and to Jeffrey Sampaga, who taught me how to maneuver my chair and how to play wheelchair basketball.
Madeleine Dreith is the director of the Kilauea Junior Tennis program, and has been my “biggest fan” since I began playing junior team tennis is 2005.
Rusty Dyer has been my coach since the beginning and still works with me today.
Paul Yuh was critical in my growth of tennis and coached me at my first wheelchair tennis tournament in 2010.
Mimi Kennell has devoted her time to help me improve, and traveled with me as my coach in Les Petits As, the invitational junior masters tournament in France.
On my way to the University of Hawaii during the fall of 2012, I received the following scholarships:
~ Althea Gibson Leadership Award
~ AXA Achievement Scholarship (Hawaii Recipient)
~ Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF)
- David L. Irons Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Jean Fitzgerald Scholarship
~ University of Hawaii – Manoa Chancellor’s Scholarship