Marianne started her thirteen year professional bowling career (1992-2004) in 1992, when she joined the Professional Women's Bowlers Association and was awarded the PWBA Rookie of the Year Honors and the Ebonite Bowling Digest Rookie of the Year Award. The awards and accolades did not stop there. Several awards and accomplishments followed:
Bowler's Journal International All-American in 1996-97, 1997-98, 1999-2000 and 2003-04.
Proud Mother of Munchkin DiRupo
Although small in stature, Munch has left her paw print on Marianne's heart, and anxiously awaits her arrival back home everyday. For those unsure, Munch is a dog! Do not make the mistake of calling her a cat as some have already done. This behavior will not be tolerated!