Aug. 31, 2015
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Florida Atlantic University volleyball middle blocker Gabriela Martin was named Conference USA Freshman of the Week following an impressive weekend at the FAU Invitational.
In her first collegiate match, against Bethune-Cookman on Friday, Martin registered nine kills. In the nightcap against Stetson, Martin recorded seven kills, two blocks and a dig. Her best match of the weekend came on Saturday when she had a double-double (10 kills, 10 total blocks) and a dig against Binghamton. In FAU's second match on Saturday, she had three total blocks against Georgia Southern. For the weekend, she averaged 2.67 kills, 1.25 blocks and 0.58 digs per set and was named to the all-tournament team.
The Owls won the tournament and their 4-0 start is their best since 2005. FAU will travel to Nashville, Tenn. for this weekend's Lipscomb Invitational, where they will play Pepperdine, Ball State and the host Bison.