Height: 5'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Mother McAuley Liberal Arts Hi
Club: Illinois Gymnastics Institute
Major: Advertising & Public Relations


Honors & Awards

» 2016 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
» 2015 Academic All-Big Ten
» 2015 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016; Spring 2015, 2016)

2015 • Sophomore Season 
Despite suffering from a pre-season injury that left her out for most of the regular season, Ariel Martin worked her way back to be a part of NU’s vault lineups in the postseason in 2015. At the Ames Regional, Martin vaulted to a 9.85 in her first return to the lineups. At the NCAA Championships, she stuck a 9.875 vault to post the second-highest score of the Huskers' squad.

2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season 
Martin stepped up as a three-event competitor for Nebraska in her first season of competition, consistently contributing on vault, bars and floor. Martin was a key performer on vault as she did not miss a meet on the event all year and achieved her career-high mark of 9.95 against Arkansas, when she took second place behind Jessie DeZiel, who put up a 9.975 score. 

Martin earned her best mark on bars against Minnesota with her unique routine, notching a 9.825. As a floor worker, she showed steady improvement all season long and claimed her high mark at the NCAA Semifinals (9.85) to propel the Huskers to the Super Six Finals the next day. 

2013 • Freshman Season
A powerful performer on floor and vault, Ariel Martin sat out the season due to injury. 

Before Nebraska
Martin joined the Huskers after training at the Illinois Gymnastics Institute under Todd Gardiner. Martin was a key member of IGI's two state championship teams in 2009 and 2011, but also achieved a great deal as an individual. She had an excellent showing at the 2011 Region V Championships, finishing first in the all-around in the Senior B division, scoring a 38.050. Martin snagged first-place finishes on vault, beam and floor en route to victory. A competitor at the 2010 Junior Olympic Championships, Martin finished third in the Junior D division all-around with a score of 38.300. Her third-place finish included second on vault and fourth on floor.

The daughter of Glenn and Rosalind Martin, Ariel was born March 9, 1994 in Chicago, Ill. She has one brother, Glenn Martin, Jr. Ariel majored in advertising and public relations before earning her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in December of 2016. She earned NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors in 2016. Martin was a four-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She chose Nebraska over Ohio State.

Martin's Career Highs at Nebraska
Career Highs
    Vault: 9.95 (vs. Arkansas, 3/8/14)
    Bars: 9.825 (vs. Minnesota, 2/1/14)
    Floor: 9.85 (at NCAA Semifinals, 4/18/14)

2015 Season Highs
    Vault: 9.875 (at NCAA Semifinal II, 4/17/15)

2014 Season Highs
    Vault: 9.95 (vs. Arkansas, 3/8/14)
    Bars: 9.825 (vs. Minnesota, 2/1/14)
    Floor: 9.825 (at NCAA Semifinals, 4/18/14)



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Highlights - Big Ten Championships - 3/23
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