Martin Earns AP All-America Honorable Mention

  • By Russell Luna
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  • March 27, 2017 02:02 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University sophomore guard Tynice Martin was named All-America Honorable Mention, as announced by the Associated Press on Monday.
Martin is one of 23 student-athletes named All-America Honorable Mention, while 15 were selected to three All-America teams. The honor is the first for Martin and she is the seventh Mountaineer to garner AP All-America Honorable Mention distinction.
This season, Martin was a unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection. She scored 82 points in the Big 12 Championship for third-most all-time and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Martin tallied three 30-point games this season, including a Big 12 Championship final game-record 32 points in WVU’s 77-66 victory over Baylor (March 6) to claim the tournament crown. Martin became the 34th Mountaineer overall and the third-quickest to reach the 1,000-point milestone with her 26 points in the NCAA Tournament First Round victory over Elon (March 17).
Martin finished second in the Big 12 with 18.6 points per game, fifth in treys made (2.2), fifth in steals (1.8 spg), seventh in free throw percentage (81.8%), 12th in three-point field goal percentage (36.5%) and led the conference in minutes played (35.6 mpg).  Nationally, Martin is sixth in minutes played (1,246), 19th in final points (651), 29th in field goals made (227) and 41st points per game (18.6 ppg).
The sophomore from Atlanta etched her name in many of WVU’s sophomore and single-season records. Her 651 points were third-most by a Mountaineer sophomore and sixth all-time. Her scoring average of 18.6 points per game are fourth for a sophomore and 10th in program history. She produced 13 20-point games, which are fourth for a West Virginia sophomore and the most since Meg Bulger in 2005. Earlier this month, Martin was named to the WBCA All-Region 3 Team.
Martin is the second sophomore in program history, joining Bria Holmes in 2014, to earn AP All-America Honorable Mention recognition. WVU has had at least one AP All-America Honorable Mention in the last four years: Asya Bussie (2014), Bria Holmes (2015-16) and Martin (2017).
Other Big 12 All-America Honorable Mentions included: Kalani Brown (Baylor), Alexis Jones (Baylor) and Brooke McCarty (Texas).