Interview compiled by Brian Miller, Kansas media relations student assistant
Emily Martin begins her first year as an assistant coach for the Jayhawk rowing team. Martin will primarily be responsible for the handling of on-campus recruiting functions and assisting with both the varsity and novice squads.
A former Jayhawk rower, Martin spent the last two years as a graduate assistant for the team. Martin's duties as graduate assistant included assisting in recruiting correspondence, teaching the sport of rowing to the incoming novices and general administrative tasks.
As a member of the Kansas rowing team from 2006-09, 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 at the South-Central Regionals where the team set a school record for 2000 meters with a time of 6:26.2.
Following the 2008 season, Martin was named the team's Most Improved Oarswoman. She also was a member of the Big 12 Commissioner's and Athletic Director's Honor Rolls.
Prior to her stint with the KU rowing team, Martin competed in volleyball at Butler Community College from 2004 to 2006. Martin majored in sports management and also earned a minor in business.
The Wellington, Kan., native graduated in 2009 from KU and is currently working on a master's degree in sports studies.