Monday, July 05, 2010

10 questions with Aptos' Marissa Ferrante

From the Santa Cruz Sentinel:

Marissa Ferrante
Cross country, water polo, swimming, track, triathlon

It seems there is nothing Marissa Ferrante can't do. The Aptos High phenom gives a new meaning to multi-sport athlete.

During her high school career, Ferrante won 15 individual league championships, ranging from cross country to track to swimming. She also won the individual and team Central Coast Section titles in Division III cross country this season and reached the state cross country meet three times [placing as high as fourth] and the state track meet twice. Ferrante may have been able to add a few more track medals to her letterman's jacket her junior year had she not contracted norovirus while competing in the Pan America Championship triathlon shortly before the CCS meet.

Speaking of which ... The soon-to-be Stanford runner started the Mariners' triathlon club her junior year and hopes to compete professionally one day. She competed on the United States Junior National team in Australia in September and was ranked No. 4 in the USA Triathlon National Cup Series in 2009.

Ferrante's grades don't suffer from all her adventures. The model student-athlete, she carries a 4.23 grade point average and is ranked No. 7 in a class of 319.

10 Questions for Marissa Ferrante

To what or whom do you feel you owe your successes?
"A lot of it, the academics, I think a lot can be attributed to sports. They go hand in hand. You work hard at one and work hard at the other. For sports, I grew up with them my whole life. I have three older brothers, so I grew up pretty active. And look where we live --" it's hard not to be active here."

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Anonymous said...

Is she going to do cross country and track at Stanford? Give up triathlons?

Albert Caruana said...

I think yes and no to your questions.

Anonymous said...

I saw her on the cross country roster at Stanford, but I could not find her on the 2011 track roster. What is she currently doing? Is she red shirted (hurt)?

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