« Softball 2007

Katie Martin

School

Missouri State

Position
Outfield
Ht
5'5
AVG
.307
R
30
H
46
FLD%
.986
RBI
21
Katie Martin

Classroom

Martin is majoring in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Technology and carries a 3.93 GPA. She is expected to graduate in May 2008. She has been on the Missouri State Dean’s List every semester she has been at Missouri State. She has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team (2006), the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine All-District First Team (2006) and the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Second Team (2005).

Character

Katie serves as the softball team representative for the Missouri State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), where she has demonstrated an appreciation for the well-being of her university and the local community through the organization’s service efforts, including benefiting families in financial need and interacting with youth in southwest Missouri. She has an outstanding work ethic: all-conference player while attending school as a four-year honor student.

Community

Martin participated in MSU Softball’s effort to provide support to those Springfield area families in need during the holiday season; Each year the SAAC asks every student-athlete to donate at least $1.00.  These donations are used to purchase Christmas gifts for families or children that otherwise would not have gifts during the holiday season. She participated in MSU Softball’s Adopt-A-Street effort to clean and restore various streets on and around campus. She volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in service effort to build and restore homes with the help of the partner families, which are then sold to the partner families at no profit and financed with affordable, no-interest loans; the softball Bears were also involved with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in the fall of 2005.

She helped lead Missouri State Softball’s effort to raise over $1000 for the Women’s Sport foundation’s GoGirlGo! program, which aims to educate girls about health-risk behaviors and life lessons on topics such as body image, bullying, diversity, smoking, drugs and stress, while also encouraging girls to be leaders and activists in their schools and communities by getting inactive girls involved in physical activity. She also participated in MSU Halloween in the Halls program that provides a safe trick-or-treat experience in which student-athletes are stationed with candy in Forsythe Athletics Center and various dorms across campus.

Competition

Martin is a four-year starter that has surpassed 100 hits, 20 doubles, and 75 runs scored in her career. She has been named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team (2006). Martin started all 57 games in 2006 in left field as Missouri State won a school-record 40 games, captured the Missouri Valley Conference tournament championship, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998. Her three triples tied for third-most in MVC and 14 stolen bases ranked fourth in 2006.