WCPO: Lindner graduate honored for contributions to men’s basketball team

Sam Martin is pursuing a graduate degree in business analytics

University of Cincinnati men’s basketball player and Lindner College of Business student Sam Martin recently was honored during the team’s Senior Day.

Martin, BBA ’21, is working toward a graduate degree in business analytics.

“Behind closed doors he's the hardest-working player out there,” UC junior guard Jeremiah Davenport said. “In practice it's crazy what coach wants him to do, and he doesn't complain at all. I'm talking about injuries, whatever. He's going to fight through it.”

A basketball player in a white jersey with black lettering completes a layup.

Sam Martin finishes a layup against Presbyterian on Nov. 21, 2021.

Martin, a walk-on, majored in finance as an undergraduate and was a part of the Lindner Business Honors program in Lindner Honors-PLUS. He has appeared in 31 games over his five-season career for the Bearcats.

“It’s been pretty cool to see him grow as an individual, a young man — now he’s turned into a pretty mature, responsible young man,” said Sam’s father, Scott.

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Featured image: UC men’s basketball player and Lindner graduate Sam Martin started during the team’s recent Senior Night. Photos courtesy of UC Athletics.

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