Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week - Rachel Martin

Feb 26, 2014 8:03 PM

The Enterprise High School girls basketball team has been dominant the past few years, sporting a record of 59-4 dating back to the start of last season.

Senior Rachel Martin has been a key part of their success, breaking records on the court and setting high marks in the classroom as well.

In a recent victory over Foothill High School, Enterprise's Rachel Martin cemented herself as one of the best all-around basketball players to come out of the Northern Section in recent memory.

"It's a honor to have those stats," said Martin.

Those stats this humble Hornet refers to are career totals of more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.

According to, only four other girls in the past ten years have accomplished this feat in the Northern Section.

"Every point I score has to be passed from someone, every rebound, somebody else has got to be boxing out for me to get the board. I couldn't have done any of it without my team," said Martin.

They're a team that stands above the rest.

Heading into the playoffs with a 24-2 record leaves many to believe they'll repeat as Division-3 champs, but Martin says they can't get ahead of themselves.

"In reality, we'd love to go a couple rounds into the state playoffs, but right now we have a game next Tuesday that we have to win just to get to the section championship and hopefully we can go further than that," said Martin.

Next year, Martin will have a whole new team to rely on her, as she inked with Oregon Tech to continue her hoops career.

Rachel's biggest supporter, her mom Marci, is looking forward to making the trip north to watch her play.

"We're thankful that it's only two-and-a-half hours away. We'll be going up there on Friday's and our goal is to watch the games and spend time with her during Saturday afternoon's after her Saturday morning practices," said Martin.

While she's not practicing, Martin likes to stay on top of her studies, as she boasts a 4.0 GPA and she already knows what she wants to do when her playing days come to an end.

"I want to be a pediatric oncology nurse, I just want to work with children who are struggling for their lives everyday and just help them build dreams," said Martin.

A bright future awaits Martin both on and off the court. She's the type of leader who's setting records and leaving her mark at Enterprise High.


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