Kougars News · Martin Earns Academic All-State Honorable Mention (HM) Honors in Cross Country


Senior three-sport star, (cross country, basketball and track and field),  Sammy Martin,  capped off  her stellar cross country career with a very prestigious academic honor, making the Indiana Coaches of Girls’ Sports Association (ICGSA) Academic All-State HM team. The requirements to make this team are very tough so this is an award to be extremely proud of. She joins a long list of Kankakee Valley cross country and track and field stars that have been named Academic All-State. Last year Taylor Miller was a 1st Team honoree in cross and track and big sister Sarah was also HM in track last season. Martin had an amazing career, some of her many highlights include: 4x All-Conference (NCC), 1st team in 2019; member of 2016 sectional team champions; 2x semi-state qualifier; numerous ribbon winning individual performances in invites; an excellent leader as well for her team. “This is a great honor for Sammy! She has contributed so much to our cross country program and it’s been awesome to be able to coach her!” Go Kougs and Go Sammy!!