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#6 Martha Stewart
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
High School: Waubonsie Valley
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As a junior:

  • CAA All-Academic Team
  • Appeared in 23 matches and 91 sets as a defensive specialist for JMU
  • Finished fourth on the team with 189 digs, averaging 2.08 digs per set
  • Added 14 kills, 15 assists, 11 service aces and 25 points on the season
  • Set a career-high with 17 digs in a win over Campbell
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

As a sophomore

  • Recorded career-highs in kills (7) and points (8.5) against William & Mary
  • Season-high 10 digs against Howard
  • Appeared in 27 matches, starting five of them
  • JMU President's List Fall 2012 and Spring 2013
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award Recipient

As a freshman:

  • Made collegiate debut against Green Bay
  • Recorded season highs in digs (13), service aces (3) and assists (2) against North Dakota
  • Appeared in 27 games, starting in 3 of them
  • JMU President's List Fall 2011
  • JMU President's List Spring 2012
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

Before JMU:

  • Aurora Beacon News Player of the Year
  • Three-time Upstate Eight Valley All-Conference Selection
  • Two-time Chicago Sun-Times Top 50 Player
  • Chicago Tribune Top 40 Player to Watch
  • Two time All-Area selection, including a First Team honor in 2010
  • Helped lead Waubonsie Valley High School to consecutive conference championships as well as a IHSA Regional Championship in 2010
  • Member of the National Society of High School Scholars
  • Three time Upstate Eight All-Academic Team honoree

Personal:

  • Daughter of James Stewart and Madeline Carpenter
  • Plans to major in psychology with a pre-med track and plans to attend medical school to become a doctor after graduation
  • Enjoys hanging out with friends, Key Club and Best Buddies
Seasonsp-mpkk/setapctaa/ssasa/sse
2011 65-27 19 0.29 14 71 .070 4 0.06 18 0.28 25
2012 87-27 26 0.30 21 105 .048 6 0.07 15 0.17 26
2013 91-23 14 0.15 15 77 -.013 15 0.16 11 0.12 25
TOTAL 243-77 59 0.24 50 253 .036 25 0.10 44 0.18 76
 
Seasondigd/srebsbatbb/sbebhepointspts/s
2011 65 1.00 6 0 3 3 0.05 1 0 38.5 0.58
2012 58 0.67 1 0 4 4 0.05 0 0 43.0 0.49
2013 189 2.08 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 25.0 0.27
TOTAL 312 1.28 9 0 7 7 0.03 1 0 106.5 0.44


What do you love most about JMU?
The balance of everything – the friendly people, beautiful scenery, great classes, and an amazing team.

What is your major/minor?
Psychology major, Medical Spanish minor, & pre-med

What is your favorite …
Food:
ice cream
Movie:
Inception
TV Show:
The Big Bang Theory
Song:
anything country
Athlete:
Michael Jordan
Holiday:
Christmas

What are your favorite hobbies away from volleyball?
Baking

What is your favorite memory of JMU volleyball?
Playing in the CAA tournament every year

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Try everything – don’t limit yourself to what you think you can/can’t or should/shouldn’t do.

What is one thing everyone at JMU should do before graduating?
Go to Skyline Drive

What is your dream vacation location?
Anywhere on a beach, or just traveling anywhere new

If not volleyball, what other sport would you want to play at JMU?
Soccer