Grad Year: 1989
Year Inducted: 2001
Scott Martin is one of the finest wrestlers ever to compete for Rhode Island College. His accomplishments on the mat speak for themselves. He was a member of two New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Championship teams at RIC in 1987-88 and 1988-89. He was the NECCWA Champion at 118 lbs. in each of his four years at RIC, winning titles in 1986, ’87, ’88 and ’89. Rarely, if ever, did a freshman win a title, and there is a short list of New England Champions who have won four consecutive crowns during their careers.
He was a two-time All-American, placing third in the country in 1989 and fourth in 1988. His third place finish in ’89 was the highest status a RIC wrestler had ever attained up to that point and helped the Anchormen place in the top 20 in the country as a team. Martin currently ranks tenth all-time in career victories and pins at RIC. His success was a key factor in strengthening RIC’s recruiting which led to three more NECCWA Championships for the Anchormen in 1989-90, 1990-91 and 1991-92.
Martin earned his bachelor’s degree in computer information services from RIC in 1989. A native of Cranston, Rhode Island, he is a 1985 graduate of Cranston High School East.