Honors & Awards
- All-Midwest Region (2010)
- Academic All-Big Ten Spring (2012)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013; Spring 2013)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll (2010)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll (2011)
Martina Barinova produced an outstanding freshman year and will push for even greater success as a sophomore. After earning All-Big 12 honors on the track in 2011, Barinova will be looked to as a leader on the 2011 cross country team.
Barinova made an immediate impact as one of Nebraska's top runners during the 2010 cross country season. She made her debut at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational by finishing second with a time of 21:29.7. Following a 28th-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, Barinova placed 44th at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals.
Barinova continued to improve during the postseason, placing 21st at the Big 12 Championships. She added All-Midwest Region honors by finishing 25th with a time of 20:54.3 at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
She continued to build momentum during the 2011 track season by earning All-Big 12 honors both indoors and outdoors. She set a personal-best time of 9:25.55 in the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championships to help the Husker women capture the school's sixth Big 12 indoor title. She was also one of four NU distance runners to earn All-Big 12 honors at the outdoor meet, when she finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Before Nebraska (Gymnazium Jana Blahoslava/Placky University)
Barinova joined the Huskers as a redshirt freshman after one year at Placky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. A graduate of Gymnazium Jana Blahoslava in Prerov, Barinova thrived in the distance events, holding the Czech Republic national junior record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:17.86, which would rank as the third-best performance all-time at Nebraska.
In 2010, Barinova established three personal bests, including the indoor 3,000 meters (9:36.77), outdoor 3,000 meters (9:32.44) and outdoor 5,000 meters (16:47.06). Her personal best in the indoor 3,000 meters came at the Czech Republic National Championships, where she placed second. During her career she has captured Czech Republic Junior national titles in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (2009 - 10:20.15) and the 1,500 meters (2008 - 4:33.52).
Martina is the daughter of Vladimar and Alena Barinova. She was born on Jan. 28, 1990 and is a Spanish major at Nebraska.