This highly-decorated high school star in football, basketball and track and field from Uniontown, Pa., emerged at Grove City College as the leading scorer for three years on the basketball court and top point-scorer in the field events for the Wolverine track and field team.
In his sophomore season on the hardwood, Marovich set total points (369) and scoring average (18.5) records for the Wolverines. As a junior, he fired in 380 points in 20 games -- a 19 points per game average -- to eclipse his own records.
He totaled 1,072 career points in three seasons, ranking him third in all-time scoring when he graduated in 1966 with a bachelorís degree in business administration. A West Penn Conference technicality prevented Marovich from playing basketball in his senior year.
Outdoors, Marovich was high-point scorer for the track and field team as he excelled in the shot put, discus, javelin, long and triple jumps throughout his four years.
He helped head coach Jim Longneckerís thinclads win four consecutive West Penn Conference championships. He is one of a select few athletes to be named ODK Sportsman of the Year as a junior.
Following graduation, Marovich played Army service ball in Germany where he averaged over 40 points per game and drew comparisons to LSUís "Pistol Pete" Maravich. After his discharge in 1968, he competed in preseason for the American Basketball Assocationís New York Nets.
Besides his outstanding career with JCPenney, which included no sick days in 39 years, he has set numerous records in Masters Senior Track Games and is current holder of the Pennsylvania decathlon record. He is also an All-American in the weight pentathlon, super weight throw and weight throw.