College: San Diego State University
Maryann Wahhab was born and raised in San Jose, California. At the 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. In the year 2000, 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 SDSU 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 grew spiritually, intellectually, and in her faith, as she woke up to the beauty of Christ every morning. Currently, Maryann is a member of Watermark Community Church.