TAMPA, FL - Iona College women's basketball senior Damika Martinez participated in the 2015 Women's International Showcase provided by the international sports agency Global-1 Sports. With multiple sections competing in the combine, Martinez was one of 40 women selected for the invitation only private work out at Temple Terrace.
The three-day free agent combine featured player performance drills, skills testing and game competition evaluated by scouts, coaches and management from numerous teams and leagues in the United States and overseas. Martinez competed for Team East in the Pro-Select section of the event.
Martinez finished her prolific career as arguably the best women's basketball player to don the Maroon & Gold. She was a three-time MAAC Player of the Year, one of two (Rachele Fitz) in the history of the conference to win the award three times. Martinez led the MAAC in scoring all four years, the first player in MAAC history to do so. Her 2,581 career points ranks No. 1 all-time men or women in Iona history, No. 1 in MAAC women's basketball history and No. 3 all-time in the New York Metropolitan area behind Montclair State's Carol Blazejowski '78 and Rutgers Sue Wicks '88.
As a senior, Martinez' 24.2 points per game average in the regular season ranked No. 3 in the NCAA. She scored 10 or more points in all 30 games, with 21 20+ point efforts, and six games with 30 or more. A 2014 AP All-American Honorable Mention and All-Met Player of the Year selection, Martinez led the MAAC in made free throws registering 119 points from the charity stripe. Martinez was named MAAC Player of the Week a league best four times in 2014-15. Additionally, Martinez was a finalist for the 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award for the second straight year, given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation’s top point guard in NCAA Division I women’s basketball. Martinez was also a mid-season watch list selection for the Dawn Staley Award.