Martin wins award at Guil­ford

Maryland Independent - - Sports -

Guil­ford Col­lege (N.C.) rec­og­nized its top stu­dent-ath­letes at a year-end cer­e­mony in Dana Au­di­to­rium May 1.

The 14 stu­dent-ath­lete award win­ners were nom­i­nated and se­lected by Guil­ford’s ath­let­ics staff. The cer­e­mony in­cluded pre­sen­ta­tion of the first Quakie Awards, a col­lec­tion of hon­ors pre­sented by the school’s Stu­dent-Ath­lete Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee and re­marks on sports­man­ship by Guil­ford Pres­i­dent Jane Fer­nan­des.

The Richard Joyce Sports­man­ship Award went to sopho­more Kelly Martin of the women’s lacrosse team.

Martin, a North Point High School grad­u­ate from La Plata, is wrap­ping up her sec­ond sea­son as a starter for Guil­ford’s women’s lacrosse team. An ac­tive mem­ber of the com­mu­nity, Martin has dis­played her lead­er­ship qual­i­ties or­ga­niz­ing team events and ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing those in­volv­ing Brooke Austin, the team’s hon­orary 8-year-old mem­ber who signed with Guil­ford this year through Team IM­PACT, which serves to im­prove the qual­ity of life for chil­dren fac­ing life-threat­en­ing ill­nesses.

Martin, also a SAAC mem­ber, is heav­ily in­volved on cam­pus, serv­ing as a res­i­dent ad­vi­sor for first-year stu­dents. She is a mem­ber of the Guil­ford’s hon­ors pro­gram, Guil­ford Chris­tian Ministry and is a three-time dean’s list se­lec­tion. Martin is an ex­er­cise and sport sci­ences and health sci­ences dou­ble ma­jor.

Guil­ford Col­lege (N.C.)

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