They’re back! Iowa’s Kate Martin, Gabbie Marshall announce they are returning next season

The backcourt for the Iowa Hawkeyes women’s basketball team is already one of the best, if not far and away the best, in the nation this season.

Everyone knows Caitlin Clark and the household name she has become, but without her two backcourt teammates, who knows what things would look like.

Those two teammates are Iowa’s Kate Martin and Gabbie Marshall. They have each announced that they will be returning to the Hawkeyes next season to continue what they have built.

Kate Martin has appeared in 113 games as a member of the Hawkeyes. She is averaging seven points and 4.2 rebounds per game this season, but her contributions may come more so in her ability to calm things down, be the glue within the offense, and make the smart play. She excels with her instincts and intelligence. Next year will be Martin’s sixth collegiate season.

Another backcourt member returning is Gabbie Marshall. She has 117 games under her belt and is a defensive menace for the Hawkeyes. With 170 steals, she provides a defensive stopper to go with the high-powered offense. Next year will be Marshall’s fifth season with the Iowa program.

The two returners know that they are part of something special at Iowa and want to continue on their path of wins, excitement, and laying another brick to the foundation they have been so key in building.


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