Shaelyn Martin

Shaelyn MartinA starter at the varsity level as a freshman, it didn’t take long for Martin to prove that she could contribute in many ways for the Central women’s basketball team. At the end of that first season, Martin was the team leader in scoring, rebounds and assists.

She would lead Central in rebounding in each of her four years with the Mustangs and is currently the school record holder for career rebounds with 781. She ranks among the school’s all-time leaders in numerous categories, including scoring, assists, steals and blocked shots.

In Martin’s senior year, Central advanced to the class 5A state title game for the first time in the program’s history. That 2013-2014 team also set what was then the school record for victories in a season with 23.

Martin earned All-Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League honors in each of her four seasons at Central and was a first-team selection all four years. As a senior she was named the league’s most valuable player. She was also named the 5A player of the year and 1st team all class all-state her senior year.

Her talents were not restricted to basketball. She earned all-league recognition all four years in volleyball, including league MVP honors as a senior in that sport, and was a four-time state medalist in the hurdles for the Central track and field program.

Martin committed to Kansas State Basketball before the start of her sophomore year and went on to play four seasons for the Wildcats. After completing her career at K-State, Martin was fifth in school history in assists, 10th in rebounds, third in games played and fourth in career starts. She was also a three-time academic all-big 12 first team recipient. Her senior year at K-State she was an academic all-american and a big 12 scholar athlete.