During her school years at MRHS, prior to her graduation in 1981, she was a prominent member of the 1978 and 1979 NSSAF Champion Girls “A” Volleyball team and also the 1981 NSSAF Champion Girls “AA” Basketball team. In her three year B.Sc. program at Kings College in Halifax and a further two years at Mt. St. Vincent to obtain her B.Sc. in Home Economics, Marcia was a valuable member of the basketball and volleyball teams. She was also the Kings representative in 1982 and the Mount’s representative in 1985 at the Canadian College Athletic Association Championships in Ladies Singles Badminton.
It is, however, the sport of tennis that the name Marcia Bishop is most synonymous, and with little wonder. Marcia was ranked No. 1 in 14 and under (1977), 16 and under (1979) and 18 and under (1981) For five of those years she represented Nova Scotia at the Canadian Junior Open and also in Ladies Doubles at the 1981 Canada Games. Her championships, almost too numerous to compile, include: 1990 and 1991 N.S. Open Ladies Singles, 1990 Maritime and Grand Prix Ladies Singles, 1987 and 1991 N.S. Open Ladies Doubles, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1998 N.S. Mixed Doubles and 1990 and 1991 N.S. Mother and Daughter. Marcia was honoured with the Moosehead Sports Award as Nova Scotia Female Athlete of the Year for Tennis in 1986, 1987 and 1991.
Marcia was certainly a proud ambassador for Middleton for over twenty years on numerous tennis courts in Nova Scotia and across Canada.