Mariah Riddlesprigger is not a name to disregard when it comes to sports especially volleyball. The former volleyball star recorded great achievements during her active days and has a lot to show for it. Mariah started out as early as in her school days to create a significant impact in sports.
While she was very active in volleyball she also impressed a lot in basketball, as she interned at the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Riddlesprigger made a lot of remarkable moves in the team at the time. Find out more about her career as well as other lesser-known facts as you read through.
Mariah Riddlesprigger’s Bio
She was born on September 17, 1992. Although she was inclined to explore the world of sports, Mariah did not throw the idea of education to the wind. She attended Bullard High School and graduated in 2010. Afterward, she proceeded to William Marsh Rice University popularly called ‘Rice University’ in Houston Texas. She graduated with a BA degree in sports management and sociology from the school in 2014. While at Rice she made moves towards her career of interest by becoming a member of the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
She was also a member of the school’s volleyball team, Rice Owls. From her freshman year, Mariah Riddlesprigger served as an outside hitter for the team. She clinched an impressive record of 193 kills in her first season with the team. This impressed many stakeholders and Mariah started to gain popularity for her skills. Her remarkable records earned her a spot on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll all through her time in the school.
As a volleyball star in the school, Mariah Riddlesprigger was touted by many and was even invited to participate in other sports including outdoor track events. Indeed, Rice University would have her in mind for a very long time, for her significant contributions. Before leaving Rice University, Mariah interned at NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers in 2015. She served as a basketball operations intern at the team. A diligent and dedicated Mariah earned the respect of the team management as well as other stakeholders for her remarkable records.
In the discharge of her duties, she also made contact with notable personalities who greatly touted her persona and works for the team. Some of them include ESPN executives, team managers, and even Mark Cuban, the owner of Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. Mariah Riddlesprigger counts all these as her blessings and would definitely emphasize these episodes as remarkable milestones of her life.
Mariah Riddlesprigger’s Family – Parents, Siblings
The former volleyball star was born Mariah Danae to her parents; Cathy her mother, and Pat Riddlesprigger her father. They hail from Fresno, California. Mariah is an older sister to her two younger sisters; Makayla and Maya Riddlesprigger. Sports must be something that runs in the family as almost all member of her family are linked to a particular sport.
Their father was an excellent basketball player at Fresno State University during his school days. Reports have it that he works as a co-athletic director for the Fresno Unified School District. Mariah’s sisters are equally very good at the volleyball and have played for various teams as well. The ladies grew up with their parents who also encouraged them to pursue their interest.
Other Facts about the Former Volleyball Star
- Unlike some of her counterparts, Mariah Riddlesprigger is not discreet about her love life. She is in a relationship with Greek professional basketball player, Giannis Antetokounmpo. The couple has been dating for over two years and always leave their fans in awe of their union with loved up pictures on their social media accounts. Mariah is very much proud of her love and is always enthused about learning his culture. The couple who love traveling often go to Giannis’ home country, Greece where excited Mariah learns about their values.
- As a way of honoring the former volleyball star, Rice University wrote a feature story about Mariah’s 2-year internship in the NBA. They pointed out the fact that her outstanding contributions in her first year, earned her more responsibilities in her second year with Philadelphia 76ers.
- Unlike her father and sisters, Mariah’s mother, however, is on an entirely different career path; she is a regional sales manager for firefighting equipment company Allstar Fire Equipment, Inc.