|Hometown:||Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif|
|High School:||Palos Verdes HS|
UC Santa Barbara
In his first season with the Gauchos, Mark provided some pop in the middle of the lineup and gave Coach Checketts various defensive options...he appeared in 49 games starting 48 mostly at 1st or 3rd base and occasionally in right field...finished tied for third on the team with 30 RBI and was fourth on the team with 13 doubles, also homered once against Pepperdine on March 27...had multiple RBI games on 7 occasions including four 3 RBI games...had a career game against Rhode Island on March 16 where he went 5-5 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI, and 4 runs...finished the season with a .262 batting average in 183 at bats.
Los Angeles Harbor Community College
Played for the Los Angeles Harbor Seahawks ... He hit .408 and was an All-League All-American in 2011.
University of Arizona
Earned six letters for the Palos Verdes High Sea Kings, three in baseball and three in football ... He played first and third base for head coach Evan Fujinaga ... In 2008 he was All-Bay League and was on the All-Area Team ... In 2006 Palos Verdes were CIF Division 4 Champions ... From 2006-08 they were Bay League champs ... In football, Marc was Bay League MVP and was on the Daily Breeze All-Area Team.
Marc Alexander Venning was born on April 21, 1990 in Rancho Palos Verdes to his parents Dale and Cindy ... Has three siblings: Brandon, 32, Rachel, 27, and Sarah, 26 ... He is majoring in Anthropology ... His favorite teams are the Dodgers and the Lakers and his favorite athletes are Matt Kemp, Tom Brady, and Tim Tebow ... His favorite movie is Ace Ventura.