Abby pg 7 4-1-21


Abby St. Martin, basketball star at Putnam High School, committed to Worcester State University last weekend. She pictured with her mom and dad, Amybeth and Michael St. Martin. Courtesy photo.

PUTNAM — Abby St. Martin, one of Putnam High School’s most decorated athletes, announced this past weekend that she will continue her basketball career next season at Worcester State University.
“I am always putting in 100 to try to improve my game, for myself and for my team,” St. Martin said. “I have had a positive attitude and always think on the bright side even when times get challenging.
“I can’t wait to see what this next chapter holds. I’m looking forward to playing Division III basketball, working with coach (Karen) Tessmer, her staff, and meeting new teammates.”
Worcester State’s 2020-21 season was cancelled. St. Martin’s senior year at Putnam, however, was not. She averaged a double-double in helping the Clippers to the No. 2 seed in the ECC North Tournament, and finished her career with 836 career points and 700 career rebounds. Among her biggest games this season, St. Martin had 17 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Griswold; 16 and 16 in a loss to Killingly; 23 points and 13 boards in a win over Woodstock Academy; and 18 and 10 in a win over Plainfield.
St. Martin, who is very active in Girl Scouts, the Putnam Leo Club, and the Putnam Interact Club, also excels in the classroom. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is ranked sixth in her graduating class. Named as one the ECC’s Scholar Athletes, St. Martin plans to pursue a nursing degree at Worcester State.
“Being a senior during a pandemic has been challenging,” she said. “In order to make informed decisions about my future, it is essential that I continue to educate myself with all the possibilities in the health care field.”


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