Rachel Martin, a Class of 2020 graduate and North College Hill resident, has garnered many accolades throughout her high school career. Following the Bud O’ Connor Memorial Award, for attributes of excellence in athletics, she received at her July 18 commencement, she added another.
The United Soccer Coaches named her a 2019-2020 High School Scholar all-American. This award is one of the highest honors bestowed at the high school level and recognizes outstanding achievement on the field coupled with extraordinary academic performance. She is the fourth Summit girls’ soccer player to be named a scholar all-American.
She had a 4.6 grade point average her senior year and was named academic all-Ohio, academic all-Region and academic all-Southwest Ohio. That was in addition to the all-Ohio, all-Region, all-Southwest Ohio and first-team all-Miami Valley Conference teams she made for her play on the pitch.
She was a member of the 2017 state championship team. She has four varsity letters and is a four-time all-MVC player. She is one of only seven players to do so in program history.
“Rachel sets a great example of what it means to be a student-athlete,” Summit girls’ soccer head coach Mike Fee said. “She puts as much work into her academics as she does into her effort on the field. She organized her work in the same way she organized our defense for four seasons. She is a tremendous role model for our other players.”
Rachel will play basketball this fall at NAIA Thomas More University. In her Summit basketball career, Rachel became the all-time leader in steals. She scored her 1,000th point during her Senior Night game.