Jason Martin ’07 has been recognized for his contributions to the San Jose State University (SJSU) baseball team at their annual senior day. Martin, who was a standout player for the Harker varsity baseball team, is one of the most successful players in SJSU’s history and has been recognized many times for both his onfield prowess and his dedication to his studies. Martin finished as the Spartan’s all-time leader in hits, runs scored, games played and at-bat appearances. Martin, who majored in psychology and minored in kinesiology, also graduated as a three-time San Jose State Scholar-Athlete and two time Academic All-WAC athlete, a testament to his efforts in the classroom.
Martin, whose father is Harker’s executive chef, Steve Martin, began his career with the Spartans as a walk-on player whose mind-set was to work hard and earn his spot on the roster every day. He has said that he learned his work-hard mentality from his parents and that he plays 100 percent whenever he’s on the field. In an interview with the SJSU news, Martin said, “In my mind that is how the game should be played … with maximum effort. If I come home from practice and I’m not really that tired, it bothers me. If I am spending time out there, practicing or playing in a game, I want to get something done.” It is this mentality that has enabled Martin to achieve so much while playing for the Spartans and it was those accomplishments that were honored on Senior Day in May to mark the end of a remarkable collegiate baseball career.