BIRMINGHAM >> The West Coast may be far from Michigan but it's in the right vicinity for Birmingham Marian senior Tatyanna Dadabbo, who recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play singles squash at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.
While at Marian, Dadabbo was a state doubles tennis champion last year and was also a part of Marion's state championship winning team.She also earned all-league, all-Catholic, all-regional and all-state honors in tennis.
But her calling is squash, where she is listed in the top 10 nationally-ranked squash players over the last few years.
Squash is a game which combines the elements of tennis and handball, which is normally played in a four-walled court using a racket.
Dadabbo is the captain for the 2013-2014 varsity tennis team and has played on the team all four years at Marian.
She was also a finalist for the 2014 MHSAA’s Scholar Athlete Award for this year.
Dadabbo, also a member of the volleyball team for two years, has been involved in student government as class vice-president for two years, as well as the Student Against Destructive Decisions Club, the Ambassador Club, the Spanish Honor Society, and the National Honor Society.
Dadabbo is the daughter of Nanette and Mark Dadabbo (Bloomfield Hills.) Her younger sister, Aryanna, is a sophomore at Marian, and her older sister, Bryanna, is a Marian alumnae, Class of 2010.