Martin Promoted to Assistant Rowing Coach

Aug. 1, 2011


Emily Martin was named the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Kansas rowing team Monday afternoon.

A former Jayhawk rower, Martin spent the last two years as a graduate assistant for the team. Martin will primarily be responsible for the handling of on-campus recruiting functions and assisting with both varsity and novice squads.

As a member of the Kansas rowing team from 2006-2009, Martin served as a team captain during her senior year. During her junior and senior years, Martin was a member of the First Varsity Eight boat for every race, including the South-Central Regionals where the team set a school record for 2000 meters with a time of 6:26.2.

“We’re really excited to have Emily on full-time,” head coach Rob Catloth said. “She did a really good job with the development of our novice-freshmen group. Moving into the recruiting part of the job is going to be an easy transition for her. With the recruiting and coaching experience she got as a GA, she will be able to step right into a full-time position.”

Following the 2008 season, Martin was named the team’s Most Improved Oarswoman. She also was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s and Athletic Director’s Honor Rolls.

The Wellington, Kan., native graduated in 2009 and is currently working on a master’s degree in sports studies.