Sophomore outside hitter Tara Martin was named Co-MVP of the Berry National Invitational after helping the No. 1-ranked Eagles' volleyball team to a 3-0 record over the weekend.
The 5-foot-9 Martin tied for the team lead with an average of 3.20 kills over 10 sets of action while hitting .333 (32-8--72) over the three contests. In addition, she averaged 1.40 digs and 0.40 blocks per set.
Martin opened the Invitational second on the squad with nine terminations and hitting .409 (9-0--22) in a 3-0 decision over No. 14 Christopher Newport. Martin also chipped in six digs and a pair of block assists. She followed that effort by producing a match-high eight kills, posting an attack percentage of .583 (8-1--12) in two sets in a sweep of Covenant College. In the finale of the Invitational against No. 9-ranked and host Berry, Martin was one of the team's three double-figure terminators, tying for second on the club with a career-best 15 terminations in a 3-2 outcome over the Vikings. She added five digs and a pair of block assists as Emory raised its overall record to 6-0.
So far this year, Tara has competed in 21 of the team's 22 sets and is tied for first on the club's scoresheet with an average of 3.05 kills per game while hitting a squad-high .336 (64-14--149).