Renae Tamura receives 2017 JAO Scholarship

Renae Tamura is the recipient of the 2017 JAO Scholarship.  Renae is the daughter of Steve and Jadene Tamura, and big sis to Noelle.  Renae and her best friend / teammate Taylor Yoshida have played with the Mustangs Rainbows since kindergarten at age 5.  Renae was a 4 year varsity member and 2 year captain for the girls’ basketball team at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada Flintridge, where the team captured the 2016 CIF-SS Div 5-AA Championship and Renae was awarded Player of the Year.  Renae was also a member of Yonsei 20 that traveled to Fukuoka, Japan in 2013.  In addition to basketball, Renae’s school activities included 3 years varsity volleyball, 1 year varsity track and 2 years dance.  She is also a 2 year member of the Athletic Council on Leadership (including service to Boys & Girls Club, Special Olympics, Union Station Homeless Shelter), and continues to serve as a Peer Counselor to 9th graders, and as a Senior Leader tutoring Algebra I and II at Flintridge Prep.  Renae will be attending Pomona College beginning Fall 2017, where she plans to double major in mathematics and science, and will be a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Basketball Team.