This article was originally published in the Harker Quarterly Spring 2011 Edition
Jason Martin ’07, son of Steve Martin, Harker’s executive chef, is racking up plaudits in the college baseball world. He has been a starter with the San Jose State University Spartans since joining the team as a walk-on in his freshman year.
Back in May, 2010, Martin was named to CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII Baseball First Team for his 3.34 GPA (he’s a psychology major). More recently, for his on-field efforts, in February 2011, collegesplits.com, a college athletics analysis website, named Martin a preseason defensive All American and one of the players who will “provide the most value in 2011” with his glove.
According to his SJSU bio, Martin, a senior, is challenging a number of school records. He is already at the top in hit-by pitches with 54, but more reflective of his talent, he is six runs short of the school record in runs scored; 21 hits away from the career hits top slot, and “is four doubles, 10 RBI, 14 walks, and 27 at-bats from the top-10 in each category,” according to the site.