Gina Carano may be the former face of female mixed martial arts and an action movie star, but as a freshman at Trinity Christian High in Las Vegas, she was apparently referred to as a “trainer.”
An eBay user with the username “wu_wei_dragon” sells Carano’s first and second year directories from Trinity Christian for $ 385 each. The items come with 33 photos of the fitness model aged 15 and 16, including a freshman photo with the word “readiness” scribbled on it.
To the uninitiated, Urban Dictionary writes, “Prep has become almost synonymous with conformist, to the point where most preps have denied their typography, and that is considered an insult to many. If you’ve ever seen Carano fight – especially in her last fight, a Women’s Middleweight Championship loss on August 15, 2009 to Christine “Cyborg” Santos – you may disagree with that sentiment.
Before entering the angry cage, Carano was said to have played volleyball, basketball and softball at Trinity Christian, leading the Thunder’s hoops team to a state title as a senior in 2000. .
“I thank my grandfather for teaching me to be aggressive in sports and to be tough,” Carano, who played point guard, told the Las Vegas Sun in 2007. “He coached my basketball team. -balling at Trinity Christian High School at a state championship and gave us a great work ethic. “
Carano’s father Glenn was the Dallas Cowboys’ alternate quarterback from 1978-1983, and his grandfather Jack Cason is a member of the UNLV Sports Hall of Fame. Even they must have been as surprised as the one who scribbled “prepare” on her yearbook photo that Gina went on to fight in the first sanctioned female MMA event, play the role of Crush on “American Gladiators” and appear in a film by Steven Soderberg.
This week, Carano said she was “very open” to a return to mixed martial arts. Maybe she can even use that “preparation” label as motivation to take on Ronda Rousey in a UFC championship fight.
(h / t Big lead)