- Graduate Student
Martin currently is enrolled as a graduate student. He received his undergraduate degree in history and computer applications from the College of Arts and Letters in May 2011. Martin was named to the 2011-12 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
Martin was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA in May 2012. He transferred to Notre Dame in the June of 2008 after playing his first season of collegiate basketball at Purdue. After sitting out the 2008-09 season (due to NCAA transfer rules), Martin suffered an ACL injury in October 2009 and was forced to sit out that season due to an ACL injury. During the season in which he sat after transferring to Notre Dame, Martin also was caregiver for his father, mother and brother as he would help bring his father for his chemotherapy treatments in Chicago. Just before the end of his freshman season at Purdue, Martin’s father was diagnosed with eye cancer. On many occasions, he would take his father to appointments in order to help out his mother while she was at work. Sometimes, it forced him to miss some basketball practices. During the 2011-12 campaign, Martin’s leadership role on the team was also tested when Notre Dame’s top player had his season cut short by a season-ending ACL injury. As the lone senior on the team, Martin became a stabilizer for the team both on and off the court. His leadership resulted in Notre Dame fashioning one of the inspiring seasons in the program’s 107-year history as the team finished with a 22-12 record and 13-5 in the BIG EAST (good for third place in the final regular-season standings). One of the wins came against top-ranked and unbeaten Syracuse. Notre Dame earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year. Over the past two seasons (2010-11 and 2011-12), Martin has started all 66 games for Notre Dame and helped the Irish to a 49-19 record.
Martin has participated in the Relay for Life, visited the elderly in nursing homes, spoke at Head Coach Mike Brey’s Coaches vs. Cancer annual golf fundraiser, took part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk as well as Playing for Peace Rally to help raise awareness for just and lasting peace in Sudan. Martin also has been a speaker at the South Bend Rotary Club.
Martin served as captain of the 2011-12 Notre Dame basketball team and also will serve as a captain in 2012-13. He played and started all 66 career games at Notre Dame and has made 74 starts in the 100 games he has played during his career. He owns a 9.2 career scoring average and 4.8 rebounding mark. Martin was the recipient of the Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP Award in 2012 and was named to the BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team in 2011. During the past two seasons, he has helped the Irish to a 49-19 record.