Milestone for Martin marked by 400 wins

By Chris Ferrick-Manley, Sports Co-Editor

Green Terror women’s basketball coach Becky Martin reached an important milestone in her career, registering her 400th victory on Saturday, February 16. The win also assured the team a spot in the conference playoffs.

Martin considers the 400th win special because of all the peo?ple that have helped contribute to her success throughout the years.

“There are a lot of names that should be underneath that,” said Martin, referring to her accomplishment. “If you can remain sane long enough the wins do accumulate over the years.”
She also downplayed the importance of win number 400. To her, it was equally if not more important that the current team would be finishing the season with a winning record and that the seniors would be heading to the playoffs.

Martin is also very happy with the progress the current team has made in what was seen as a rebuilding year for the program. She believes the team is doing well with handling the pressure of a team that in past years has been nationally ranked and in the national playoffs.

Her players were excited to have been part of the historic moment. Martin is now one of only 26 coaches to have recorded 400 wins.

“Maybe by my senior year I’ll be a part of Coach Martin’s 500th win,” said freshman guard Kim Acton.

While Acton knows that teams with lots of young players like her?self are bound to have “rocky moments”, she thinks that this team has a chance to win big. Specifically, Acton thinks the team has a shot at winning the conference championship if they stay focused.

Courtney Gogolinski, a senior guard and one of the captains, also thinks they have a shot at a Centennial Conference title.

“Winning the conference tournament is not too far out of reach,” said Gogolinski. “It’s a definite possibility.”

Gogolinski also described Martin as being very humble following her milestone victory.

To get a chance at winning the conference tournament, the women’s basketball team will first have to beat Gettysburg in the play-in game. The two teams played on Saturday, February 23 in the final game of the regular season at Get?tysburg; the winner, Gettysburg, earned home court advantage for the play-in game on Wednesday, February 27.

The conference tournament will be held at Franklin & Marshall, who won the regular season conference with a stunning victory over Dickinson on Saturday.

The Terror defeated F&M on February 5, 68-59.