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February 28, 2012

Athlete of the Month: Katelynn Martinez (Girls Basketball)

by The Centinal

By Chantal Meacham

Athlete of the Month – February

Katelynn Martinez (Girls Basketball)

Katelynn Martinez, also known as K-mart, has been a pivotal part to the Chargers’ success this year.  She is a junior guard on the team and has been a huge threat to other teams throughout the year.  The Chargers have a record of 27-5 this year and head to Sectionals on February 22 to play Springfield, the team that knocked them out of the IHSA tournament last year.  As a freshman, Katelynn was on the 1st team Big 12 all-conference and 2nd team News Gazette all-area.  In her sophomore year she was a 3 sport athlete and was on 1st team Big 12 all-conference and 2nd team News Gazette all-area for basketball; and 1st team News Gazette all-area and 1st team Big 12 all-conference for soccer.

How long have you been playing basketball?

–          2nd grade

What has been your favorite basketball memory since you began playing?

–          Winning state in 8th grade.

What is your best memory of this season?

–          Winning the conference back to back.

Who is your role model and why?

–          My mom because she is the most supportive, caring mother and is always there for me whenever I need her.

Who is the funniest person on the team?

–          Chelsea Cross

What is your biggest accomplishment in basketball?

–          Making the Big 12 first team as a freshman.

What is the hardest thing about basketball?

–          To stay level-headed and not get mad at myself.

If you could describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?

–          Athletic, Shy, Neat Freak.

What is your biggest phobia?

–          Snakes

What is your favorite food?

–          Steak

Who is your dream date?

–          Channing Tatum

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