Not only was Kentucky Softball star Alex Martens named the No. 3 overall player in the country before her senior season was cut short, but now she’s going to be showcased on a stage even brighter than the diamond.
On Monday, April 6 – also known as National Student-Athlete Day – Martens will talk to ESPN anchors Hannah Storm and Jay Harris LIVE on SportsCenter at 12:35 p.m. EST.
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— Alexandria Marie (@AlexMartens2) April 5, 2020
Since 1987, National Student-Athlete Day has been celebrated annually on April 6, however, this will be the first time it doesn’t coincide with any sports. According to the Institute for Sport & Social Justice (ISSJ), who created the tradition, the day is meant to honor “high school and college student-athletes who have achieved excellence in academics and athletics, while having made significant contribution to their schools and communities.”
To meet the requirements, each student-athlete must boast at least a 3.0 GPA while also being heavily involved in community service and outreach.
Before her final collegiate season was cut short due to COVID-19, Martens was dominating the college softball scene as a hitter. She was riding a 20-game hit streak while also leading the NCAA in RBIs per game and total RBIs (47) through her 24 outings. Softball America named her the No. 3 player in the entire country and the top individual player in the SEC.