Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Where Are They Now: Courtney Martin

Who is she? Courtney Martin, a former pitcher for the George Washington Colonials.

(c) GW Athletics
What is she known for? Martin spent four seasons on the GW softball team, with her finest season coming in 2013, her junior campaign, when she assembled a 2.10 ERA in nearly 200 innings of work. For her efforts, Martin earned all-conference first-team honors for the Atlantic 10. She finished her career with nine top-five spots in the Colonial career statistical record books.

Here's something interesting... Courtney is one of a quartet of siblings that played college athletics: sister Amanda played tennis at Arizona State, while Courtney's twin Natalie played tennis for Colorado Mesa University and brother Tanner played football at Carleton College.

Quotable quote: "My piece of advice for the next generation of players is to have perspective. When you make an error, always keep in mind how many hundreds of times you’ve fielded a ball cleanly. When you walk a batter, always keep in mind how many thousands of strikes you have thrown in your lifetime. Lastly, it is most important to remember that one day your career will end. When your team isn’t getting along or you aren’t getting the playing time that you wanted, always remember that for most people, sports are a very temporary phase of life. While it will be tough at times, take the time to remind yourself why you love the game."

What's she up to now? After spending some time back home in Arizona after college, Courtney moved to Pennsylvania and is currently attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in pursuit of a medical degree.

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