Mary was born in Omaha, Nebraska and has been around sports all her life. She got her love of sports from her 11 siblings, where everything they did became a competition of some sort. She attended Concordia University, Nebraska and was a 4-year basketball starter during her career. She graduated with degrees in Biology and Psychology, and also received a Spanish minor. She plans to become a Physical Therapist and have the ability to help individuals overcome adversity in their own lives, while being with them every step of the journey.