Naomi Sullivan Martin
Sparked by intense internal fire, Naomi Sullivan-Martin, at a young age, established herself as one of the finest basketball and softball players to adorn the blue and gold. Naomi was an example, in the truest sense of a student athlete, graduating from AB with Honors in 1996. She was a two-sport captain in basketball and softball.
As a hoop star, Naomi was a 3-time Dual County League All-Star, DCL Most Valuable Player as a senior, 2-Time Lowell Sun All-Star, Lowell Sun "Player of the Year," a 3-Time Metro-West All-Star, a Boston Globe All-Scholastic and the second all-time Leading Scorer at AB with 1,209 points. In addition, Naomi was an All-State Massachusetts First Team Selection. On the diamond, Naomi was a three-year starter and 3-Time DCL All-Star.
Amherst College was the recipient of her academic and athletic prowess, graduating with the distinction in Psychology with a Magna Cum Laude. As a four-year participant and team Captain of the Lord Jeff's her senior year, Naomi added to her honors: Team MVP, 4-Year First Team NESCAC All-Academic Team, Second Team Academic All-American, First Team All NESCAC, NESCAC Scoring Champion '99 and '00, and All NESCAC Defensive First Team.
Naomi is currently Athletic Director at Ashland High School from 2007 to present, and was the Girls Varsity Basketball Coach from 2005-2007. From 2002-2004, Naomi served as an Assistant Basketball Coach at Tufts University. Naomi is married to Mark Martin – AB'85 and lives in Acton with their children Tyler and Molly.
Naomi's most memorable moment at AB was playing on the 1992-1993 girls basketball team and learning the meaning of a true team, true leadership and true unselfishness.