D9and10Sports.com is highlighting returning high school student-athletes this summer. The year in school listed next to the athlete’s name is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
(Photo by Nathan Girvan)
Aryana Girvan – Junior – Clarion
Parents Names: Tracy and Nathan Girvan
Sports Played: Volleyball, Basketball
Siblings: Dauntae/15/sophomore in high school, Kyara (KK)/18/sophomore in college
Family Members Playing/Played High School/College Sports: Daunte plays football, basketball, and baseball for Clarion
Social Media Handles: Instagram:@aryana_girvan Twitter:@aryana_girvan07
2020-21 Highlights: Led Clarion volleyball to the PIAA 1A, District 9 1A, and KSAC championship with the Lady Cats going 24-0 overall and 69-1 in sets. She was named a second-team All-State performer at outside hitter and was second-team All-District and second-team All-KSAC
College Athletics plan if applicable: Yes I plan on pursuing volleyball through college (uncommitted)
Q&A With Aryana Girvan
D9and10Sports: How did you first get involved in sports and did you like it?
A: I first started out in sports when I was 7 as a gymnast and I did that until I was 11 then I made my way into basketball and volleyball when I was 12. I fell in love with volleyball the moment I stepped on the court and I haven’t left it since.
D9and10Sports: Who has been your biggest influence in life and why?
A: My biggest influence in life has definitely been my mom, she’s always pushed me to do my best in everything and she’s always given me the best guidance.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite high school sports memory?
A: My favorite high school memory would definitely have to be winning the state championship and the parade through town when we got home.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite social media platform and why?
A: Instagram is definitely my favorite because I get to share pieces of my life with so many different people
D9and10Sports: What would someone who is meeting you for the first time be surprised to find out about you?
A: That I am actually only 5’2
D9and10Sports: If there was one period in history you could go back to, what would it be and why?
A: I’d rather go into the future than the past because I feel like so much change has been made for the good but also for the bad. However, most of it has been good and I don’t wanna go back to the way things were.
D9and10Sports: What will you tell your kids someday about living through the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: That in the cafeteria during school I had to FaceTime my friends to talk to them because we had to be so far away from each other.
D9and10Sports: What is your ideal place to live? Country, City, Suburb and why?
A: I hope to live out of Pennsylvania and in the country area because I like to have time away from people and have my own space to do whatever whenever I want.