Mariah Riddlesprigger is a former volleyball player from the United States. Mariah is the girlfriend of NBA player Giannis. Maria, a Rice University alumna, has been involved in sports since elementary school. She was one of her high school team members named ‘Scholar Athlete’ and ‘Junior League Senior Athlete Award.’ She later emerged as a notable player while playing for her university team. Her excellent record earned Maria several titles as a star volleyball player. He later interned for the National Basketball Association (NBA) team for 2 consecutive years. Maria and Giannis have been dating for some time and are in a live-in relationship.
Birth and education
Maria was born Maria Dana Riddlespiger on September 17, 1992, to Fresno natives Kathy and Pat Riddlespiger. She was raised with her two sisters, Makayla and Maya.
In 2010, Maria graduated from ‘Bullard High School.’ He earned a BA degree in Sports Management and Sociology with a minor in Business from Rice University in 2014. Maria has a stellar academic record. She was also a member of the “African-American Student Union” and the “Northpoint Community Church.”
Maria entered Rice University’s volleyball team ‘Rice Ovals’ in her freshman year as an outside hitter. She was fourth in her team and scored 193 goals in her first season. In his sophomore year, he scored 7 double-doubles. In the third season, Maria played in 30 matches and finished 17th in the conference in digs per set. He recorded a season-18 high against the ‘University of Alabama team and was ranked sixth in his team with a score of 141 kills. During her 4 years in college, she was a star player and was placed on the ‘Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll’. On November 18, 2013, Mariah was declared ‘Conference USA, Defensive Players Week’. Even She also participated in track and field events for 4 years in college. He participated in javelin throw and high jump events.
Family and personal life
Maria is in a relationship with Greek professional basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo, who plays for the ‘Milwaukee Bucks’ of the NBA. They live together in Milwaukee and frequently post to each other about their respective social media accounts.
Mariah and Giannis love to travel. The basketball player often takes his lady to Greece to help him get acquainted with his culture and heritage. In 2018, rumors of Maria’s pregnancy surfaced after Giannis bought a $1.8 million home in Wisconsin and was also seen shopping for a crib.
Like Maria, her sisters are also excellent volleyball players. His father played basketball at ‘Fresno State.’ His mother, Cathy, is a regional sales manager for Allstar Fire Equipment, Inc., a company that trades and distributes firefighting equipment worldwide.
Maria began her career while attending Rice University. For 2 years, she worked at the athletic ticket office of the university. From May 2015 to June 2016, Mariah worked as a basketball operations intern for the ‘Philadelphia 76ers.’
In ‘Rice,’ Maria was featured in a story about her internship with the ‘NBA team. The story mentions that during his internship, he met many high-profile sports personalities, such as American businessman, investor, and ‘NBA team owner ‘Dallas Mavericks’ Mark Cuban and Canadian-Bahamian actor, businessman, and retired basketball player.
Player, and esports franchise owner Rick Fox. Additionally, she became acquainted with several team presidents, general managers, ESPN executives, and sports agents. She also revealed in the article that she was looking to use her high-profile contacts to achieve her career goal, which was to work for a sports agency.