Martinez Nominated for Athlete of the Year

Special to the PRESS

Graduated Port Isabel High senior Alex Martinez has been nominated for athlete of the year honors by the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame.  She is one of three nominees for Sub-6A Girls Athlete of the Year.

Representatives of the RGV Sports Hall of Fame, The Monitor, Brownsville Herald, and the Valley Morning Star voted on three nominations for each category.  Team and individual awards for Classes 6A and Sub-6A will be awarded at the 2016 All-Valley Sports Awards Banquet, which will be held in McAllen on June 14.

Martinez was a four-year varsity member of the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams, and was also a pole vaulter for the track team.

In basketball she was voted RGV Vipers All-Star Newcomer of the Year as a freshman Lady Tarpon.  She was 1st Team All-District as a junior and was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year for District 32-4A for her senior season.  She led the Valley in steals for the 2015-2016 season.

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