THIS SEASON Christina Marinacci enters her senior season at USC as a full-blown power on the boards with a fiesty ability to shine for the Women of Troy.
2011-12 JUNIOR SEASON Marinacci was USC's fourth leading scorer and top rebounder and had three double-doubles as a junior... Appeared in 29 games and started 26... Scored in double figures in nine games and had double-digit rebounds in eight... Set a new career high with 23 points vs. Cal on Dec. 31... Earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention... Also selected Pac-12 Player of the Week on March 5 after scoring 37 points and tallying 18 rebounds in a winning road trip through Washington... Registered double-doubles in wins at UCLA, vs. ASU and at Washington... Earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention... Led team in rebounds (7.4 rpg) and steals (1.5 spg)... Averaged 8.9 points and 0.7 blocks per game.
2010-11 SOPHOMORE SEASON Marinacci opened the year with back-to-back 10-rebound outings, including her first of two double-doubles on the year with 16 points and 10 rebounds in USC's opener vs. Gonzaga... Appeared in all 37 games, starting 19... Was the team's fifth leading scorer with 8.2 points per game and second leading rebounder with 6.8 boards per game... Also averaged 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks... Set new career highs with 17 points vs. Arizona and 18 rebounds vs. Quinnipiac... Ranked sixth in the conference in offensive rebounds per game (2.8 pg) and 10th in total rebounds (6.8 rpg)... Named to Vanderbilt Thanksgiving All-Tournament Team after totalling 26 points and 26 reounds in the tourney.
2009-10 FRESHMAN SEASON Marinacci earned herself a starting role for the Trojans as a true freshman... Appeared in all 31 games with starts in seven of the last eight USC games... Led team in offensive rebounds with 2.3 per game... Received Pac-10 All-Freshman Honorable Mention... Averaged 5.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.9 steals per game... Set her career high with 13 points at Oregon on Feb. 25 and eight rebounds vs. Oregon on March 12... Had a career-high three blocks vs. OSU and grabbed three steals vs. Washington... Scored in double figures in three games.
HIGH SCHOOL A 2009 McDonald's All-American, Marinacci hails from Foothill High in Santa Ana, Calif.... Nationally ranked No. 35 as a recruit by HoopGurlz and 29th according to Scout.com... A two-time league MVP and three-time league champion... Named Cal-Hi Sports State Freshman and Sophomore of the Year... Twice selected to OC Register First Team All-County and earned 2006 and 2007 All-CIF First Team honors.... In 2008, she was a member of the LA Times All-Star Team... Was the 2006 OC Register Freshman of the Year and named to all-county second team... Had 43 points, 17 rebounds, five steals and four blocks to help Foothill win the 2009 CIF Division III championship game... Also played four years of varsity volleyball, earning three first-team all-league selections... Named 2006 Tustin News Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time all-city player... Played club basketball for NJB Stars and Cal Swish... An honor student.
PERSONAL Christina Elizabeth Marinacci was born Aug. 26, 1991 in Fountain Valley, Calif.... The daughter of Mike and Toni... Has one brother, James... Lists playing in the McDonald's All-American Game as her most thrilling sports moment... Enjoys going to the beach, reading and spending time with friends and family in her free time... Lists Candice Parker as her biggest sports hero... Would like to one day travel to Italy, the Bahamas and New York... Majoring in communications, she hopes to become a sports broadcaster.