MARYANN WAHHAB // HURRICANES BASKETBALL
College: San Diego State University
Born and raised in San Jose, California, at a young age, Maryann became a competitive swimmer and diver, but it wasn’t until her years at Castillero Middle School did she start playing basketball. Maryann graduated from Pioneer High School as a tri-sport athlete in basketball, waterpolo and swimming. She helped her basketball team to 2 conference championships. She was selected 1st-team All League all 4 years and was a 2 time team MVP. She played on the Santa Clara County All-Star Team her senior year and the following summer she went overseas and played for The Sporting Club. She continued her basketball career at DeAnza College until she sustained a career ending injury during her first season.
No longer allowed to do heavy weight-bearing exercise for the next few years, Maryann transferred to San Diego State University and joined the Rowing Team. She won numerous medals including a Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Conference Championship. In 2005, she received the Malik Award, which is awarded to the San Diego State University Aztec athlete with the highest G.P.A. In May 2006 she earned a B.A. degree in Communication and Sociology.
Maryann’s faith is an important aspect to her life. During her high school years she was involved with Young Life, a Christian Ministry for High School aged youth. Her first year at SDSU, she was involved with Refuge, a college-aged ministry, and was asked to join their leadership team. Serving on Refuge leadership for 3 1/2 years, Maryann also attended The Flood Church in San Diego, and served as a media/web techie for The Flood Night Services.
In the summer of 2004, Maryann spent the summer at Kanakuk Kamps, a Christian Sports Camp based out of Branson, Missouri. She was a sports photographer for Kanakuk Klassic, in Shell Knob, Missouri. While there, Maryann made many friends from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As graduation was approaching, she realized how much she loved and missed playing basketball. She took a job at Horizon High School, in San Diego, and also coached with the San Diego Sol Club Team.
In 2007, Maryann moved to Dallas, Texas, and started the Hurricanes Dallas Basketball Program. Quickly the program grew, and within the first year, mulitple girls and boys teams were created. From teaching athletes the basics of basketball to helping athlete’s achieve their goal of playing collegiately, the Hurricanes Dallas program has been able to touch the lives of over 3,000 athletes and growing. May 1st, 2020 will begin the 14th year of the program.