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14 Damika Martinez

AS A SENIOR (2013-14):
  • Earned third consecutive MAAC Player of the Year.
  • Finished career with 2,581 career points, establishing both MAAC and program all time records.
  • Tied for 44th all-time on the Division I scoring ledger.†
  • No player, male or female, scored more points while wearing Maroon & Gold.†
  • Averaged 23.8 points per game, third in the nation, along with 4.7 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.
  • Became first player in MAAC history to lead league in scoring four times.
  • Her 311 career three pointers are the most in MAAC women's basketball history.
  • Connected on 85% of free throw attempts on the season.
  • Scored 20 or more points in 21 out of the 30 games played.
  • Played for 1115 minutes throughout the season.
  • Scored a season high 41 points vs. Rider (Jan. 18) while connecting on 13 of 25 field goal attempts and 14 of 16 free throw attempts.
  • Scored 27 points at Fordham while going 2-2 from the line (Nov. 14).
  • Scored 37 points vs. Sacred Heart, and recorded 4 of 11 three pointers (Nov. 16).
  • Scored 29 points vs. Stony Brook, while connecting on 10 out of 10 free throw attempts to shoot 100% from the line (Nov. 30).
  • Scored 31 points vs. UCF, was 13-22 from the field, and made four of the seven attempted three pointers (Dec. 14).
  • Recorded 29 points at East Tennessee State, shot 10-24 from the field, and 6-7 from the line (Dec. 29).
  • Scored 31 points vs. Canisius, while shooting 11-23 from the field, and made six of an attempted eight three pointers (Jan. 4).†
  • Registered 28 points at Manhattan, while shooting 11 of 16 field goal attempts, and 2-2 from the line (Jan. 9.).
  • Scored 32 points with two assists, and shot 4-4 from the line at Canisius (Jan. 25).
  • Scored 26 points; four three pointers and was 9-20 from the field at Fairfield (Jan. 29).
  • Recorded 29 points, shot 11-28 from the field, and made all five free throws vs. Quinnipiac (Feb. 22).†
  • Scored 28 points, while shooting 12-24 from the field vs. Fairfield (Feb. 26).†
  • Recorded 34 points with three assists, and four three pointers vs. Niagara (Feb. 28).†
AS A JUNIOR (2013-14):
  • After another standout season, earned AP All-American Honorable Mention, the first in program history.
  • Earned MAAC Player of the Year for the second straight season.
  • MBWA Division I Player of the Year, the first Gaels to earn the award.
  • ECAC All-Star First Team and All-MAAC First Team selection.
  • Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist.
  • Five-time 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 conference in scoring with 24.9 point per game, eighth best in the country, and first among non-seniors.
  • Scored an Iona record 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 behind the arc.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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 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, becoming just the second player in program history to earn the award.
  • All-Met First and All-MAAC First Team selection.
  • Three-time MAAC Player of the Week (Nov. 12, Dec. 31, Feb. 11).
  • Finished eighth in the country in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 42.2% from behind the arc.
  • Started all 33 games, finishing the season averaging 18.1 points per game, leading the MAAC in scoring for a second consecutive season.
  • 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).
  • Notched first career double-double with 19 points and ten rebounds at Providence (Nov. 28).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Registered 17 points along with five rebounds, one block, and three steals at Marist (Jan. 13)
  • Scored 19 points on 9-for-14 shooting with three rebounds vs. Saint Peter’s (Feb. 14).
  • Scored 21 on 7-for-15 shooting points with six rebounds and three assists at Fairfield (Feb. 3).
  • 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).
  • Registered 22 points with five assists and one steal vs. Loyola Maryland (Feb. 22).
  • 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 Rookie of the Year.
  • MAAC All-Second Team and All-MAAC Rookie Team Selection.
  • Finished the season averaging a 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.
  • Became first freshman to lead the MAAC in scoring.
  • Had 13 points and six rebounds at Bryant (Nov. 15).
  • 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).
  • 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 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 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).
  • 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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