AllSportsTucson.com is running a series of brief stories about Southern Arizona high school senior student-athletes entering this school year. The series, first-person accounts from the student-athletes, continues with a profile on Rincon/University golfer Maddie Greene, daughter of former Arizona basketball player Kim Conway-Greene.
College commitment: Occidental University
When I first began playing golf, it was a fun activity for my family and I to go out and do together. I played during the summers, and while I was always very competitive with everything I did, golf was something that I did more for enjoyment than anything.
As I entered high school, I began to take more of an interest in competing.
After my freshman year, I knew that I could be a lot better and became driven to work on my game. I still split my time between golf and basketball throughout my freshman, sophomore and junior year. I did see improvement every year, but the last year has been the greatest.
I have been more committed to golf throughout my junior year and this year more than ever before and I have seen the greatest improvement during the last year and a half. I have also begun working with other people as a volunteer instructor.
My evolution with the sport has grown from a beginner to now a leader as I volunteer with kids and help get them into the game.
Two girls golf matches: Mackenzie McRee leads Salpointe past Cienega & Tucson – Maddie Greene & Lily Huether lead Rincon/UHS past Sahuaro at #azpreps365 https://t.co/BsPzULLyiG pic.twitter.com/BEcKRJF6Gz
— Andy Morales (@AndyMorales8) September 29, 2020
My greatest hope for the 2020-21 school year is to have the opportunity to compete the whole season. I am hopeful that we will get the chance to play all of our matches and participate in the state tournament at the end of October.
This year, I really like the girls on my team and our friendships. There are different skill levels, but everyone is still working hard and being supportive of others. I think that our team works well together, and everyone is very compassionate and friendly with each other.
My future goals beyond high school are to go to a school that challenges me academically and athletically, and I am planning to attend Occidental College in Los Angeles to help pursue this goal. I want to major in Kinesiology and attend a medical school after my four-year degree. I am interested in doing something in the medical field because I like working with people and helping others.