Contracts with two French clubs – Aix-en-Province and Bourges Basket – followed three successful tournaments at the World University Games: bronze at the 2009, 2011 and 2013 editions.
That led to a move to the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks in 2015 but her season there was cut short with an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury.
The year 2016 dawned brighter as it held Mariana’s Olympic debut with the Opals. She worked hard to get her knee back to full strength and getting on the plane to Brazil was just reward, especially after missing the 2012 London squad.
She has FIBA World Championship bronze medals from 2010 and 2014.
Mariana made the big move from north Queensland to the AIS in 2006 playing with the Institute for three years before a switch to the University of Canberra Capitals – she was named in the WNBL All-Star Five after her 2011 season with the Capitals along with two WNBL crowns (2018-19 and 2019-2020).
After playing overseas she re-joined the club in 2016. As well as being an Opal, Mariana loves working with minerals and gem stones.
Tolo finished the Rio 2016 tournament averaging 7.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 21 minutes per game.