Five former UT-Martin players and coaches were inducted into the Skyhawk athletics hall of fame earlier this month. Among that group was former Skyhawk softballer Megan Williams Martin, and she recently talked to JWOS about her induction.
“My initial thoughts about being inducted this year’s hall of fame were, ‘who, me?’ said Martin. “I was surrounded by phenomenal athletes and I am beyond flattered to be recognized as one of the top.”
Martin was named the Ohio Valley Conference’s player of the year in 2010, setting the program’s single-season records with seventy-two hits and 124 total bases that same year.
A three-time all-OVC honoree, Martin was part of the program’s first-ever NCAA tournament-bound squad in 2009, and helped lead the Skyhawks to the conference championship in 2010, also a program first.
At her career’s end, Martin held the program’s record with 236 hits, and also left her name atop two other statistical categories.
“To be inducted into the same hall of fame as Pat Head Summitt is truly an honor,” Martin told JWOS. “The game of softball was something [that]I became very passionate about at a young age and worked at daily to perfect… little did I know, it would repay me ten-fold by providing an education, friends, and memories that will last a lifetime – as well as leading me to the beautiful family and life I’m living now.”
Martin was one of a pair of Williams sisters to suit up on the diamond for UTM; younger sister Rebecca graduated in 2013.