SPRINGFIELD, MA - Iona College freshman guard Damika Martinez has been selected as the 2011-12 MAAC Rookie of the Year by the conference's head coaches.
Martinez, a 5-7 guard from Meridan, CT., led the league in scoring, averaging 16.1 points per game. She was named to the 2012 All-MAAC Second Team. Martinez was the top freshman in rebounding (4.9), field goal percentage (41.2), and was third among MAAC Rookies in three-point field goal percentage (32.2). Martinez was 5th overall among freshman in the NCAA in scoring, 3rd in free throw percentage and 8th in field goal percentage. She was named the MAAC Rookie of the Week four times and MAAC Player of the Week on Jan. 9.
The Gaels are back in action Friday morning when they take on Fairfield in the quarterfinals of the 2012 MAAC Championship.
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