Scholar Athlete: Marina Campbell

Three-sport star battled back from a torn ACL

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As Marina Campbell’s basketball coach Larry Puzan puts it, coaches “love smart kids.” Marina is our latest News 4 Scholar Athlete, so by definition she fits the bill.

The Niagara Catholic senior has starred in basketball, soccer and softball during her athletic career, playing alongside her twin sister, Marissa. The twins actually share a devastating injury — a torn ACL, each happening six months apart.

But after rehabbing to return to athletics, Marina was named the UB Orthopedics Comeback Athlete of the Year in 2015, adding an award to a resume that already contains volunteer work with Niagara PAL and a spot in the National Honors Society. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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