Mariah Riddlesprigger is a former American college volleyball player who has been playing volleyball since she was in high school. She won the title of ‘Scholar Athlete’ and the ‘Junior League Senior Girl Athlete Award’ during her high school career. Mariah was also announced as the ‘Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week.’ She is popular around the world as the girlfriend of the Greek basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo. The latter plays for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA.

Quick Info 
Full NameMariah Danae Riddlesprigger
Date Of BirthSeptember 17, 1992
Birth PlaceFrenso, California, U.S
Parent(s)Pat Riddlesprigger (father), Cathy Riddlesprigger (mother)
OccupationVolleyball Player
Age29 years
Body Measurement38-29-42
Height5 ft 10 inches (178 cm)
Weight147 lbs (67 kg)
NationalityAmerican
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Zodiac SignVirgo
EthnicityAfrican American
Martial StatusIn a relationship
BoyfriendGiannis Antetokounmpo
Children1; Liam Charles (son)
Net Worth~$100,000

 

Mariah Riddlesprigger playing volleyball
Image Source: Rice University

 

Early Life

Mariah Riddlesprigger was born on September 17, 1992, in Fresno, California, to Pat and Cathy Riddlesprigger. Her father was a volleyball player. Her mother was a regional sales manager in a company that sells firefighting equipment. She grew up with two siblings, Makayla and Maya, who later became her best friends, not just sisters. She was educated in Bullard High School in her hometown and was an avid volleyball player since her early days. After completing high school, she got a Degree in Sports Management and Sociology from Rice University, Texas, in 2014. During her college, she was involved with the ‘African–American Student Union‘. Also, she was a member of the University’s ‘Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.’

 

Volleyball

Mariah Riddlesprigger not only excelled academically but was equally good in the sports she participated in. She was a valuable asset to her University’s volleyball team. And during her school days, she was awarded the ‘Scholar Athlete’ and the ‘Junior League Senior Girl Athlete’ awards. At University, she was ranked fourth on her team and scored 193 points in her first season. In her sophomore year, Mariah Riddlesprigger scored 7 double-doubles, and in her third season, Mariah was ranked No. 17 in the conference.

 

Mariah Riddlesprigger playing volleyball
Image Source: Rice University

 

In addition, she recorded a season-high score of 18 digs against the University of Alabama team and was ranked sixth on her team, with a score of 141. Throughout her 4 years in college, she was a star performer and was given a spot on the ‘Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.’ In November 2013, Mariah Riddlesprigger was declared the Conference USA’ Defensive Player of the Week.’ Apart from that, she also competed in track and field athletics while excelling in javelin throws and high jumps.

 

You might be interested to know more about Rick Pitino.

 

Career

Mariah Riddlesprigger began working towards her career while she was still attending Rice University. For 2 years, she worked as the University’s athletic ticket officer. And from May 2015 to June 2016, working with the NBA Team Philadelphia 76ers as an intern in basketball operations. Later in an interview, she mentioned that she had learned a lot during her internship with the NBA team and got to meet many high-profile people, including owners of NBA teams, actors, businessmen, and retired sportsmen.

Mariah Riddlesprigger
Image Source: Dreshare

She said that she was well acquainted with several of them and was looking forward to using her links to get her career rolling as an owner of a sports agency. Unfortunately, however, there hasn’t been much progress in her career as she might have hoped at the time.

 

Read about retired Philadelphia 76ers legend  Hennry Bibby

 

Personal Life

Mariah Riddlesprigger is in a live-in relationship with Greek professional basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The couple lives together in Milwaukee and is seen around the town by locals when they are not busy with their professional duties. It appears that the couple loves to travel and are often seen posting pictures of their vacations on their social media. It is not clear when the couple started dating. Still, it is said that Mariah met Giannis in her hometown in their college days and has been involved in a romantic relationship ever since.

Mariah and her boyfriend in a party
Image Source: BabyGaga

They managed to keep everything low-key for certain years, but when Mariah appeared with a baby bump in 2019 and her boyfriend was seen purchasing a crib, it was certain that the two were dating and were expecting a baby soon. Not surprisingly, Mariah Riddlesprigger gave birth to a baby boy ‘Liam Charles’ on February 10, 2020. She said that the baby’s arrival had strengthened their relationship even more, and they were planning about getting married soon.

 

Who is Giannis Antetokounmpo?

Giannis Antetokounmpo, a professional basketball player who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA. He is of Greek descent and was born to Nigerian parents residing there. He started his amateur career playing basketball for the youth teams of Filathlitikos in Athens. In 2011, after making his senior debut and impressing everyone, he was selected in the 2013 NBA draft, where he was selected 15th overall by the Bucks. His size and ability have earned him the nickname “Greek Freak.”

 

Mariah Ridlesprigger and her boyfriend
Image Source: TMJ4

In the 2016/17 season, Giannis became the first player in NBA history to end a season in the top 20 in all five statistics of the game – total points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. In 2017, he was presented with the Most Improved Player award. He also won 2 consecutive NBA Most Valuable Player Awards in 2019 and 2020, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James, who are the only two players in history to win two MVPs before turning 26.

 

You might be interested to know more about Mike Penberthy

 

Along with that, he was also named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2020, becoming the third player only after Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon to win both awards in the same season. He has had a glittering NBA career and is loved by fans worldwide.

 

Social Media

Since she is the partner of one of the hottest NBA players at the time, it was sure to gather her some attention from the public. Mariah Riddlesprigger is followed by almost 50 thousand fans on Instagram who like to stay updated about the couple’s personal time and lifestyle. She also has almost 20 thousand followers on Twitter. Her boyfriend has an amazing 9 million followers on Instagram and almost 1.6 million on Twitter. The couple shares pictures of their professional life, vacation, family, and travels on their social media.

Holidays in Paris
Image Source: Daily Star

Net Worth

Being a person with not so successful a career as she might have hoped, Mariah Riddlesprigger is expected to be around $200,000 in total, but that is nothing when we think about her boyfriend’s worth, which is almost $70 million. The crazy amount of money the player has accumulated through his games, endorsements, and adverts is shocking. Mariah, who is soon going to be in marital conjunction with the Greek, is the rightful owner to that asset, and the two can live out their lives as lavishly as one could dream of, even after the ends of their careers, which we hope will not be sometime soon.

 

For full biography about your favorite player, please check out Sportscovering.

Tags