Deanna attended Wyoming Valley West High School and was active in track, cross country, and basketball. In the triple jump, she was District 1st place in 1978, 1979, and 1980, and second place in 1977. In the mile run, she was second in 1977 and 1978. She was District 1st place (1980), 2nd place (1977, 1978), 3rd place (1979) in the 800 meters. In the 3200 meters, she was District 1st place in 1979 and 1980. She placed 2nd in the 1600 relay in 1980. In the mile relay, she won district 1st place in 1977, and 2nd place in 1979. In cross-country, she was 4th place District finisher in 1976, 1977, and 1978. While playing basketball, she was named three-time Wyoming Valley Conference All Star; all-time career scorer with 1,669 points at Wyoming Valley West, and District Champ in 1978. At the University of Scranton, Deanna was 1985 Division III National Player of the Year, and the team won the 1985 Division III National Championship. She was 1st team All American, All Region, All M.A.C. in 1985; led the team in scoring with 18.1 per game average; broke single season assist record with 242 assists in 1985. At Wilkes University, Deanna was 1984 1st Team Division III All American and 1st team all M.A.C. and All Region. Deanna was a freshman and sophomore Division I starter for St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia before transferring to Wilkes as a junior and the University of Scranton as a senior. Deanna was assistant coach at the University of Scranton under Mike Strong, Women’s Athletic Director and Basketball Coach at Keystone Junior College for five years. She is currently a Guidance Counselor and Assistant Girls Basket-ball Coach at Abington Heights High School in Clarks Summit, Pa.