Rachel Martinez
Rachel Martinez

Player Profile

Massapequa, N.Y.

High School:



2005: Competed all four events in all 14 meets, taking four all-around titles and placing in top 3 in 10 meets. Finished first on floor seven times, scoring 9.80 or higher in 9 meets...recorded four beam titles and three on uneven bars...scored season-high floor mark of 9.90 at Towson on March 12...notched season-high 39.025 at the Governor's Cup on Feb. 5, finishing third overall...NCAA regional qualifier in all-around...named first team All-EAGL on beam and floor exercise and second team All-EAGL on vault, uneven bars and all-around...named to EAGL All-Academic team...earned community service award.

2004: Team's most dependable contributor, competed all four events in all 14 meets...took seven all-around titles, with a season-high of 39.600 set against Stanford on March 6, tying for first place...placed in top three all-around in 13 meets...scored all-around of 39.550 at EAGL Championships, tying for second place...placed first or second 10 times on floor, including a string of four consecutive meets winning the event...scored season-high 9.95 on floor three times, most recently at EAGL Championships, tying for second place...tied for second on floor at NCAA Regionals with a 9.90...recorded four vault titles...set new school record on vault vs. George Washington on Feb. 11, a 9.950 for first place...tied school record on bars with a 9.925 at West Virginia on Feb. 22, placing first...notched three consecutive bars titles from Feb. 22 to March 3...scored season-high beam mark of 9.925 on March 12 home quad meet...earned EAGL Gymnast of the Week three times...named all-conference first team on vault, bars, floor and all-around...named second team All-EAGL on beam.

2003: Won EAGL title with a personal-best tying 39.625 ... first Terp to win the crown ... score is a league best ... posted a 9.925 on the beam, the floor and vault at the EAGL Championships, tying for first place on beam and coming in second place on the floor ... came in sixth place at the NCAA Regionals ... named to first team All-EAGL in the all-around and the floor ...second team All-EAGL on the vault ... recognized as EAGL Gymnast of the Week twice ... earned a personal-best 9.95 on the floor at the Mar. 15 meet against Rutgers ... earned a 9.90 on the bars at the Feb. 22 quad meet ... won six-all arounds, five vault events, one bar competition, two beam events and four floor events during 2003.

Prior to Maryland: Competed in the Section 8 conference in high school ... earned All-American honors ... national elite vault and floor champion ... the 2002 Level 10 Junior Olympic National Vault Champion ... team captain and most valuable player in high school ... placed second in state ... recruited by Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana State, ASU.

Personal: Daughter of Hillary and Ray Martinez .... has two sisters, Jamie and Erica... majoring in special education.

2005 Season Highs:
Uneven Bars--9.80
Balance Beam--9.850
Floor Exercise--9.90

2004 Season Highs:
Vault--9.950 School record
Uneven Bars--9.925 Ties school record
Balance Beam--9.925
Floor Exercise--9.950

2003 Season Highs:
Vault - 9.925
Uneven Bars - 9.9
Balance Beam - 9.925
Floor Exercise - 9.95
All-Around - 39.625

Career Highs:
Vault--9.950 School record
Uneven Bars--9.925 Ties school record
Balance Beam--9.925
Floor Exercise--9.950