Martin Tabbed WBCA All-America Honorable Mention

  • By Russell Luna
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  • April 01, 2017 08:32 PM
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DALLAS, Texas - West Virginia University sophomore guard Tynice Martin was named All-America Honorable Mention, as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Saturday, at the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four in Dallas.
Martin grabs her second All-America Honorable Mention accolade after earning the same honor by the Associated Press earlier this week. She is the first sophomore in program history to earn both AP and WBCA All-America Honorable Mention. 
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), sixth in free throw percentage (81.8%), 11th in 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.
Martin is the eighth Mountaineer to garner WBCA All-America Honorable Mention and only the second sophomore in program history, joining Meg Bulger’s honorable mention selection in 2005. West Virginia has had one WBCA All-America Honorable Mention the last four years: Asya Bussie (2014), Bria Holmes (2015, 2016) and Martin (2017).
The WBCA All-America team is composed of Kalani Brown (Baylor), Napheesa Collier (Connecticut), Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State), Chantel Osahor (Washington), Alexis Peterson (Syracuse), Kelsey Plum (Washington), Katie Lou Samuelson (Connecticut), Brianna Turner (Notre Dame), Gabby Williams (Connecticut) and A’ja Wilson (South Carolina). 

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