Martin led HPU in three wins
with a total of 40 kills, 16 digs, four aces, and six blocks.
She is currently 9th on the NCAA Division II volleyball rankings
for hitting percentage with 0.437.
In her third season at HPU, Martin has broken the records for
kill percentage and for single-season blocks. She said she loves
being part of the volleyball program and is glad to give back
to the University.
Without the help from the team and my coaches, I would not be
the player I am today. They make me improve every practice.”
Martin, originally from Curitiba, Brazil, said she felt a “love
at first sight” for Hawai‘i.
Here I feel at home, thanks to the people who have been helping
me such as Reydan Ahuna, or ‘mommy,’” she added,
referring to coach Tita Ahuna’s mother. “She does
everything she can to make sure the volleyball players are happy.
There is no way to feel homesick when she is around.”