Martinez Named Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Women's Tennis

Martinez Named Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Women's Tennis

Senior is Among Three Shorewomen Named to Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll

LANCASTER, Pa. — Washington College senior Rachel Martinez (Los Angeles, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) has been named the Centennial Conference's Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the sport of women's tennis. She has also been named Academic All-Centennial and is one of three student-athletes from her team to have qualified for the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for spring sports.

In order to qualify for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be a sophomore, junior or senior and carry at least a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average. Those student-athletes who both earned a spot on the Academic Honor Roll and received All-Centennial Conference accolades in their sport receive the title of Academic All-Centennial. The junior or senior with the highest cumulative grade-point average to have also earned all-conference honors is named her sport's Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

This is the third year in a row that Martinez has qualified for the Academic Honor Roll and has been been named Academic All-Centennial. She has earned All-Centennial Conference first-team honors in doubles and second-team honors in singles for each of the past three years. Her grade-point average stood at 3.975 following the fall semester, which also earned her the 2018 Doris T. Bell '50 Award as the College's graduating female student-athlete with the highest grade-point average.

Joining her on the Academic Honor Roll are senior Kiran Pant (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) and junior Mariah Thomas (Forest Hill, Md./Bel Air). Pant is a three-time qualifier, while Thomas is a two-time qualifier.

Martinez is majoring in Sociology, Pant in Physics, and Thomas in Human Development.