The fall of 2018 marks Shelby Martinek’s first year as the assistant men’s and women’s golf coach at Denison University.
Prior to her starting her coaching career in Granville, Martinek played for the University of Arizona (NCAA Division I) from 2013-2016. During her time in Tucson, she accumulated career scoring average of 75. In 2013, Martinek qualified for the US Women’s Amateur Championship and followed that in 2014 with a victory at the Arizona State Amateur Match Play Championship. In 2015, she was awarded the Evelyn Monsted Medalist Trophy at the WSGA Amateur Championship.
Before the University of Arizona, Martinek played for Mesa Community College from 2012-2013. She was part of the team that earned the NJCAA Region 1 team title in 2013, the same year that she medaled in the region for the Thunderbirds. As an individual for MCC, Martinek earned all seven medalist titles in all seven of their events during the season. She also earned tournament honors at the 2013 NJCAA Women’s Golf National Championship.
Before her time at Mesa, Martinek played her freshman season at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 2011-2012. She was one of the athletes named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the fall of 2011.
Martinek graduated from Marcos De Niza High School in 2011. During her high school career, she was the Arizona Class 5A-II State Individual Champion (2008), Arizona Class 5A-II State Team Champion (2008), the Arizona Class 5A-II State Individual Runner-Up (2007, 2009), PGA Junior Series Player of the Year (2010), and qualified for the Junior PGA Championship and the US Junior Women’s Amateur Championship in 2010.
Martinek graduated from the University of Arizona in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Arts, Media, and Entertainment. She currently resides in Granville, Ohio.