On the heels of capturing Indianola’s first state softball championship this past summer, it is only fitting we recognize one of best players in Indianola history.
While earning five varsity letters during her high school career, Brittany Martin also became one of the state’s elite players. Playing in the premier softball conference in Iowa, Brittany earned first team All-CIML honors for three consecutive years. During her senior season, Brittany was named first team All-State in the large school class. She was also selected during the summer of 2008 to play in the Iowa All Star game.
During the 2009-2010 seasons, Brittany continued earning accolades at Iowa Central in Fort Dodge. She twice set school records for RBI’s in a season. During her two year stint, Brittany was named co-offensive player of the year, defensive player of the year, first team all-region and National Junior College All American second team in 2009 and third team in 2010.
In 2011, Brittany moved on to Florida Southern College to further her education and softball career. During her junior year, Brittany garnered first team All-Sunshine State conference honors as well as being named conference player of the year. Her senior year she was named to the second team all-conference squad. Also in 2012, Brittany was selected to a USA international team traveling overseas and playing games in Prague and Vienna.
Brittany lists her mother Marilyn, and brother James, as major influences in her life. She would also like to thank her many coaches over the years, including IHS coaches Stacy Evans, Bert Hanson and Ken Beane.
After graduating from college this past spring, Brittany lives in Indianola and works as a treatment counselor at Orchard Place in Des Moines.