Boise State Reels in Martin
Katelyn Martin
Fullerton, Calif.
Troy High School
Brea Aquatics
Sprint Freestyle

BOISE, Idaho- Boise State swimming and diving Head Coach Kristin Hill announced Thursday, Katelyn Martin of Fullerton, Calif., signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Broncos. Martin, currently a senior at Troy High School, specializes in sprint freestyle events.

"Katelyn is a really determined and athletic student-athlete," Hill said. "She really has only been swimming for a short time, but with her athleticism and her speed we know she could make a great impact on this team as she continues to learn and build a training base. Katelyn loved her visit to campus and she was one of those swimmers who immediately connected with the team which is fun to observe. I'm excited to work with Katelyn as she learns more about herself as a swimmer, and the improvements will be really great to be a part of."

Martin swims for coach Jason Wilson at Troy, where she is a three-time team MVP and school record holder. As a junior at the 2012 CIF Southern Section Division II Championships Martin finished runner up in the 50-yard freestyle for the top finish of her career so far. She set the school record in the 50 freestyle in prelims at the 2012 sectional meet clocking a 23.73, one of the 25 fastest times in CIF-SS Division II history. The time also ranked 10th in the Southern California section of USA Swimming for the short-course season. She has advanced to the finals of the event each of her first three seasons, including a fifth-place finish as a sophomore.

In the 100-yard freestyle Martin clocked the best time of her career (52.81) to take fourth at the 2012 sectional meet. She finished 14th as a sophomore in 2011.

On the club circuit Martin is coached by Jim Johnson at Brea Aquatics.

In addition to swimming, Martin earned two letters in water polo at Troy.

Martin is also an active member in the Fullerton community. Through the National Charity League she has dedicated more than 600 hours of community service in addition to fulfilling a 150-hour internship helping children suffering from brain injuries.

"I chose Boise State as my new home for the next four years because from the moment I walked on the pool deck I felt the indescribable bond and unconditional support the team and coaching staff had toward one another," Martin said. "I wanted to be on a team I could call my second family and I am very confident that I will be able to do that at Boise State. They provide all of their athletes with the resources they need, in and out of the pool, in order to grow exponentially. I can't wait to see what I can accomplish in my future at Boise State."

Top times (short-course yards):
50 Free: 23.73
100 Free: 52.81

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