Student-Athlete Spotlight

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Rincon/University’s Accomplished Golfer Maddie Greene 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.

Maddie Greene

School: Rincon/University

College commitment: Occidental University

Honors/background: 2020 Golf Preseason All-Star. 2019 All-Southern Arizona Second Team selection.

Maddie Greene is headed to Occidental University in Los Angeles next school year (Andy Morales/

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.

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.

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