Congratulations to University City High School senior Marina Varano, who was recently selected as the top female scholar-athlete from California in the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Scholarship program. Varano was chosen from a pool of public and private school students throughout the state. The scholarship recognizes the distinguished scholastic, leadership and sportsmanship attributes of high school student athletes, and the importance of high school athletics in each student's life.
Marina has received 7 varsity letters throughout her high school athletic career and was recognized as a tri-varsity athlete in 2011, competing in volleyball, water polo and swim. During her senior year, Varano was MVP in volleyball and received the Coach's Award in water polo. Varano currently maintains a 4.4 GPA and is ranked 19th in her class.