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Ariel Martin
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Mother McAuley Liberal Arts Hi
Club: Illinois Gymnastics Institute

Honors & Awards

- 2014 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team
- 2014 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll: Spring

2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season 
Ariel Martin stepped up as a three-event competitor for Nebraska in her first season, consistently contributing on vault, bars and floor. Martin was a key performer on vault as she did not miss one meet on the event all year and achieved her career-high mark of 9.95 against Arkansas where 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.

Personal
The daughter of Glenn and Rosalind Martin, Ariel was born March 9, 1994 in Chicago, Ill. She has one brother, Glenn Martin, Jr. Ariel has not yet declared a major at Nebraska. 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)

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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