Martin Drafted by the Las Vegas Aces

NEW YORK – University of Iowa graduate student Kate Martin was selected by the Las Vegas Aces with 18th overall pick in the 2nd round of the WNBA Draft. Martin joins teammate Caitlin Clark in the 2024 draft class as the fifth Hawkeye to be drafted into the WNBA since 2019, following Kathleen Doyle, Megan Gustafson, Monika Czinano, and Clark.

Nineteen Hawkeyes have been drafted or signed in the WNBA since the league originated in 1997. This marks the first time since 1998 that two Hawkeyes have been drafted in the same year.

The Edwardsville, Illinois, native stands as the first Iowa women’s basketball player to have amassed 900+ points, 500+ rebounds, 400+ assists, 120+ steals, and 60+ blocks in a career and is the third player in school history behind Clark and Sam Logic to net 1,200+ points, 700+ rebounds, and 450+ assists. Martin scored 10+ points in 30 games this season, 15+ points in 17 games, while averaging 13.1 points per game in her senior campaign.

Martin was named to the Ann Meyers Drysdale USBWA National Player of the Year Watchlist and to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s 21st class of “So You Want To Be A Coach” program in her final season.

“I’m so proud of Kate because her dreams came true. She has been such a big part of our program over the last six years. Her efforts did not go unnoticed by her peers. I wish Kate all the success with this next step!”