Martha Thompson
Martha  Thompson

Graduate Student

Bedford Heights, Ohio

High School:
Solon High School

Last College:
Xavier University




Hawks show guts, heart in tight season-ending loss to Bethune

The Shore makes one monumental comeback, falls short in second


Hawks advance in MEAC Tourney after beating Hornets

After weathering the first half, Hawks own second


Hawks end regular season with win against Hornets

The Shore looking to continue momentum in MEAC Tournament


Hawks make Aggies sweat, lose late

The Shore will play final two games at home


Potentially peaking Hawks hope to prey on Eagles

Team has won four of last six


Women's Basketball Highlights, 3/6/18 vs. Del State, MEAC First Round

Alexus Hicks and Ciani Byrom lead a second-half three-point barrage, powering the No. 7 Hawks past the No. 10 Hornets 77-60. Eastern Shore will next face No. 2 Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00.


Women's Basketball Highlights, 2/26/18 vs. Del State

Keyera Eaton and Jordyn Smith lead the wrecking ball as the Hawks stomp the Hornets 76-56 in the regular season finale.


Women's Basketball Highlights, 2/12/18 at Howard

Ciani Byrom goes for 24 points and Jordyn Smith punches in a monster double-double as the Hawks sweep the season series over the Bison 83-79 in Washington, D.C.


Women's Basketball Highlights, 2/5/18 vs. Florida A&M

Jordyn Smith scores a career-high 22 points and the Hawks lead the Rattlers wire to wire, winning 87-70 at the Hytche Athletic Center.


Women's Basketball Highlights, 1/22/18 vs. N.C. Central

Freshman Bairesha Gill-Miles goes for 20 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists as the Hawks trounce the Eagles 84-73.


Hawks fall at home to Hampton

Ra'Jean Martin led the Hawks with 16 off the bench in the 70-65 loss.


Hawks fall to Bethune

Graduate transfer Jordyn Smith led the Hawks in the 55-48 loss.


Hawks vs. N.C. Central (1.22.18)

Bairesha Gill-Miles scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out four assists in the 84-73 victory.


Hawks vs. Mount St. Mary's

Eastern Shore dropped a 66-63 decision to The Mount at home.


Women's Basketball versus Binghamton, Great Alaskan Shootout

The Hawks dropped a 68-51 decision against the Bearcats after digging themselves a 22-7 hole after the first quarter.

2017-18: Chose Eastern Shore as a fifth-year senior... Tied for team lead in blocks (17)... Started 15 of 30 games played... 5th on the team in scoring (7.8 ppoints per game)... 3rd in assists (60)... 4th in rebounding (4.3 per game)... Reached double digits in scoring in 11 games... Season high 12 rebounds at Howard (2/12/18)... Scored season-high 23 points at Wake Forest (12/9/17)... Had 21 points two games earlier at George Mason (11/29/17)... Played 30 or more minutes five times... 4th on team in 3-pointers made with 25...

2016-17 (Xavier): 
Played in 21 games for the Musketeers... averaged 1.3 points and 1.3 rebounds per game... added 13 assists, five blocks and two steals... scored a season-high five points at Creighton on Dec. 30...pulled down a season-high five rebounds vs Villanova on Jan. 22... also had a season-high three blocks vs the Wildcats... played in 37 games during her Xavier career... scored 52 points and grabbed 51 rebounds.

2015-16 (Xavier): Played in 10 games for the Musketeers... averaged 2.2 points and 1.7 rebounds per game... added four steals, one assist and one block... scored a season-high five points at St. John's on Jan. 24... grabbed a season-high six rebounds vs. Southeastern Louisiana on Nov. 25.

2014-15 (Xavier): Played in six games, averaging 3.5 minutes per game for the Musketeers... averaged 0.5 points and 1.0 rebounds per game... made her first career appearance vs Wofford on Nov. 15, 2014... scored her first basket, a three pointer, on March 22, 2015 against Siena.

2013-14 (Xavier): Received a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending injury in preseason workouts.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was an ESPN Hoopgurlz 3-star recruit at Solon High School... ranked 38th nationally at her position by ESPN... helped lead the Lady Comets to a 22-5 record and a berth in the regional final as a senior... earned all-district first-team honors and all-state second team honors in 2013... averaged 16.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.8 steals as a junior...Played club for All-Ohio Black and Sports City U in Columbus.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Alex Thompson and Anita Reid…Two sisters (Nicole, Melissa) and three brothers (Alex, Jonathan, Matthew)…B.A. in Sociology with minor in Gender & Diversity Studies from Xavier…Enrolled in Master’s program in Rehabilitation Counseling…Plans to open her own rehabilitation group home after graduation…Most influenced by her father, who taught her how to be the best version of herself daily…Best advice she ever received was from her father: “Make the most out of every moment because you never know when it will be your last.”…Enjoys writing and listening to poetry, relaxing with her dog, and watching Kobe Bryant motivational videos…Proudest non-athletic achievement was performing her poetry at an open-mic show for the first time…Favorite book is A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer…Favorite movie is White Chicks.


Total 3-Point FT Rebounds Scoring
Year GP-S Min/Avg fg-a % fg-a % ft-a % O-D tot avg a blk stl Pts-avg
2017-18 30-15 687/22.9 88-279 .315 25-109 .229 32-51 .627 51-77 128 4.3 60 17 43 233-7.8
TOTAL 30-15 687/22.9 88-279 .315 25-109 .229 32-51 .627 51-77 128 4.3 60 17 43 233-7.8

Career Highs
Points: 11 (at Alaska Anchorage, 11/21/17)
Rebounds: 12 (at Howard, 2/12/18)
Assists: 6 (UMBC, 12/21/17)
: 4 (Mount St. Mary's, 12/19/17)
Blocks: 2 (2x, last: Howard, 1/27/18)
Minutes: 35 (at Morgan State, 1/3/18)

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