ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Michael Lai
Michael Lai
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Redlands, Calif.
High School: Redlands

Background:
Son of Jianyu Lai and Xiaohong Wang ... Four-year letterwinner in golf at redlands High School, where he was a two-time captain ... Four-time ALl-Citrus Belt League selection and three-time team MVP ... As a senior, won the Jeff Godon Memorial Scholarship and was named the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Earned three top-four finishes in the Citrus Belt League individual championships before enrolling as a prefreshman at Harvard during his senior season ... Arrowhead Credit Union Scholarship recipient... Henry J. Thornton Memorial Scholarship recipient ... Rotary Student of the Month ... California Scholarship Federation Lifetime Member ... Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California Scholar ... One of two students from California selected for the United States Senate Youth Program Delegate in Washington, D.C. ... AP Scholar with Honor ... National Merit Commended Scholar ... Played on multiple junior tours, including: American Junior Golf Association, Junior Amateur Golf Scholars, and Southern California Professional Golfer's Association Junior Tour ... Arranged many community service projects, ranging from fundraising money for the Haiti Earthquake at school to helping our local Rotary and Kiwani's Club repair a roof at a park to distributing free books to underprivileged children for a Rotary book drive