STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Damika Martinez, women’s basketball
Iona College women’s basketball freshman Damika Martinez received her first MAAC Player of the Week honoree and third recognition by the conference.
Martinez averaged 23 points, 5.3 rebounds and shot 39.7% from the field to help the Gaels to an 2-1 MAAC record this past week. Against Fairfield, Martinez had 12 points, two rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals. Against Siena, in their first home game in over a month, she tied an Iona freshman single game scoring mark with 28 points on 8-of-21 shooting and a 10-of-14 performance from the free throw line. Martinez also picked up nine rebounds. Against Niagara, Martinez had 29 points to set a new freshman record, shooting 50% from the field (12-of-24), and added five rebounds, two assists and one block.