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14 Damika Martinez

AS A JUNIOR (2013-14):
AP All-American Honorable Mention... MAAC Player of the Year... MBWA Division I Player of the Year... ECAC All-Star First Team selection... All-MAAC First Team selection... Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist... MAAC Player of the Week (Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Feb. 3, Feb. 17)... ECAC Player of the Week (Feb. 5).

Appeared in and started 31 games for the Gaels, leading the confernece in scoring with 24.9 point per game... Finished ninth nationally in the category, and first among non-seniors... Scored an Iona recored 771 points during the season... Finished 20th in the MAAC in rebounding at 4.8 rebounds per game... Finished 11th in field goal percentage, connecting on 46.0% of her attempts from the field... Connected on MAAC-best 88.1 % of her attempts from the free throw line... Connected on league best 107 three-pointers, an Iona single-season record, and knocked down 44.2% of her shots from three-point range... Opened season with a 35 point, seven rebound effort in overtime victory vs. Arizona (Nov. 8)... Scored 25 points in 40 minutes of play vs. Bowling Green (Nov. 9)... Recorded 28 points, on just 11 field goal attempts, while shooting 10-for-11 from the free-throw line, in a win vs. Pacific (Nov. 15)... Scored 18 points, and went 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the ending seconds to secure win at Navy (Nov. 17)... Scored a then single-game record 42 points on 17-for-22 shooting, and grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists vs. Columbia (Dec. 9)... Scored 28 points, connecting on six three-pointers at UCF (Dec. 21)... Scored 22 points with three assists vs. Siena (Dec  29th)... Played all 40 minutes and scored 24 points while connecting on nine of ten free-throw attempts at Saint Peter’s (Dec. 31)... Scored 27 points, with five three-pointers, at Canisius (Jan. 3)... Scored 19 points at Niagara (Jan. 5)... Scored 21 points and dished out five assists vs. Quinnipiac (Jan. 10)... Scored 18 points on 8-for-17 shooting, and made the game winning jump shot to beat in conference rival Marist on the road (Jan 13)... Tallied 23 points in 40 minutes of play at Fairfield (Jan. 18)... Scored team-high 18 points vs. Manhattan (Jan. 20)... Scored 28 points to go along with five rebounds and three assists at Monmouth (Jan. 24)... Scored 22 points and added five rebounds vs. Saint Peter's (Jan. 26)...Martinez scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 40 minutes of action vs. Fairfield (Jan. 30)... Scored 33 points, connecting on seven of eight attempts from behind the arc, at Siena (Feb. 1)... Scored 27 points while also adding four assists and four steals at Manhattan (Feb. 8)... Set new single-game record with 46 points on 16-20 shooting, and 6-for-6 effort from behind the three-point line, vs. Rider (Feb. 16)... Contributed 23 points, six rebounds and four assists vs. Niagara (Feb. 20)... Scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds vs. Quinnipiac. (Feb. 27)... Played all 40 minutes and scored 20 points along with two steals vs. Marist (Mar. 2)... Scored 23 points and grabbed five rebounds in MAAC Quarterfinals vs. Monmouth (Mar. 7)... Scored 32 points and connected on all eight free-throw attempts in MAAC Semifinals vs. Quinnipiac (Mar. 9)... Scored 29 points and added four rebounds and four assists in Women's NIT First Round vs. Harvard (Mar. 20).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13):

PepsiMax MAAC Player of the Year... All-Met First Team Selection... All-MAAC First Team... MAAC Player of the Week (Nov. 12, Dec. 31, Feb. 11).

Finished eight in the country in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 42.2% from behind the arc... Started all 33 games... Finished the season averaging 18.1 points per game, leading the MAAC in scoring for a second consecutive season... Dished out 2.4 apg and grabbed 5.2 rpg to go along with 1.1 spg and 22 total blocks... Registered 26 points on 10-for-17 shooting with eight rebounds vs. Navy (Nov. 9)... Posted 22 points and seven rebounds at Long Beach State (Nov. 11)... Scored 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds, with two assists and two blocks at North Carolina A&T (Nov. 16)... Had 11 points with three rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and three steals at St. John’s (Nov. 21)... Notched first career double-double with 19 points and ten rebounds at Providence (Nov. 28)... Scored 17 points with five assists, two rebounds, and two steals at Wagner (Dec. 1)... Had 34 points on 12-for-25 shooting, and 8-for-9 from the line, with two assists seven rebounds and two blocks at Columbia (Dec. 7)... Posted 17 points on 8-for-13 shooting with three rebounds, one block, and one steal vs. Colgate (Dec. 21)... Registered 18 points, including 6-for-6 from the line, with four rebounds, two blocks, and three steals at Stony Brook (Dec. 30)... Scored 29 points on 11-for-17 shooting, with seven rebounds and two steals at Niagara (Jan. 4)... Posted 12 points to go with five assists, four rebounds, and two steals vs. Manhattan (Jan. 10)... Registered 17 points along with five rebounds, one block, and three steals at Marist (Jan. 13)... Grabbed seven rebounds to go with 10 points vs. Fairfield (Jan. 18)... Scored 19 points on 9-for-14 shooting with three rebounds vs. Saint Peter’s (Feb. 14)... Scored 16 points with six rebounds, two assists and two steals vs. Niagara (Jan. 24)... Scored 15 points with one assist, four rebounds, one block, and one steal at Loyola Maryland (Jan. 27)... Scored 21 on 7-for-15 shooting points with six rebounds and three assists at Fairfield (Feb. 3)... Scored 17 points with nine rebounds vs. Marist (Feb. 7)... Had 31 points on 14-for-19 shooting with seven assists, seven rebounds, and one block vs. Rider (Feb. 9)... Had 27 points on 10-for-19 shooting with four assists, five rebounds and two steals at Saint Peter’s (Feb. 14)... Scored 18 points with one assist and four rebounds vs. Canisius (Feb. 16)... Registered 22 points with five assists and one steal vs. Loyola Maryland (Feb. 22)... Had 16 points with six rebounds vs. Siena (Feb. 24)... Scored 22 on 8-for-17 shooting points with four assists and four rebounds at Rider (Mar. 3)... Posted 36 points on 14-for-23 shooting, tying a single-game MAAC Championship record, along with seven rebounds, one block and one steal vs. Canisius (Mar. 8)... Registered 25 points with four assists, six rebounds, and five steals vs. Siena (Mar. 9)... Recorded 22 points with four assists, four rebounds, and one block at Drexel in first round of Women’s NIT (Mar. 21).

AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12):
MAAC All-Second Team and All-MAAC Rookie Team Selection... MAAC Rookie of the Year... Appeared in 31 games, making 30 starts... Finished the season averaging team-high 16.0 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game, 1.1 steals per game, 1.3 assists per game, and .816 free throw percentage... Scored 10 points on 3-4 shooting and 4-4 from the line vs. North Carolina A&T (Nov. 11)... Had 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. Villanova (Nov. 12)... Had 13 points and six rebounds at Bryant (Nov. 15)... Had nine points and six rebounds vs. Stony Brook (Nov. 18)... Had 21 points, three steals and six rebounds at A&M - Corpus Christi (Nov. 22)... Had 19 points and eight rebounds (Nov. 26)... Had 19 points, two blocks and two rebounds at Miami (Dec. 2)... Had ten points and six rebounds at Rutgers (Dec. 18)... Had 12 points, two blocks and two steals at Fairfield (Jan. 2)... Scored 28 points, including ten from the line, with nine rebounds vs. Siena (Jan. 4)... Scored a then-freshman record 29 points on 12-24 shooting at Niagara (Jan. 7)... Had 28 points on 10-17 shooting at Canisius (Jan. 9)... Had 17 points, five rebounds and three assists vs. Rider (Jan. 13)... Had 14 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks vs. Manhattan (Jan. 15)... Had 16 points and six rebounds at Saint Peter’s (Jan. 20)... Had 10 points vs. Canisius (Jan. 22)... Had 12 points and six rebounds vs. Marist (Jan. 27)... Had 23 points and five rebounds vs. Fairfield (Jan. 29)... Had 15 points, two assists and six rebounds at Siena (Feb. 4)... Had 19 points on 7-14 shooting, with five three-pointers, at Loyola (Feb. 10)... Had 13 points vs. Niagara (Feb. 12)... Had 24 points, seven rebounds and five steals at Manhattan (Feb. 15)... Set a new freshman record with 34 points, with three blocks at Rider (Feb. 17)... Had 17 points and three rebounds vs. Loyola (Feb. 19)... Had 15 points on 7-11 shooting with five rebounds vs. Saint Peter’s (Feb. 26)... Had 19 points and six rebounds in MAAC Championship first round game vs. Rider... Scored 19 points with two steals, one block, and six rebounds in MAAC Championship Quarterfinal game vs. Fairfield (Mar. 2).

BEFORE IONA:
Averaged 26 points, ten rebounds, and four assists per game with a career total of 1,857 points at Orville H. Platt High School... Named Hartford All-Courant Fab 15 in 2009 and New Haven Register All-State HM in 2008 and 2009... Ranked among the Top 25 point guards in the Class of 2011 by ESPNU and was included in ESPNU's Top 100 National rankings... In 2010, played AAU with the NYC Gauchos.

Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Meriden, CT
High School: Orville H. Platt
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