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Women's Legend Spotlight: Martha (Alwal) Omot

75 days ago
SEC Staff
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One of the best shot blockers in SEC history, center Martha (Alwal) Omot embraced the defensive mindset that Vic Schaefer brought to Mississippi State in 2012. The three-time All-SEC selections ranks sixth all-time in conference history with 328 blocks, which also stands as the MSU school record, and became just the second player ever to lead the league in blocks for four straight years. The Worthington, Minnesota, native is one of just four players in SEC history to record 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 300 blocks in a career (Florida's Vanessa Hayden, LSU's Sylvia Fowles and South Carolina's A'ja Wilson). During her junior year, she earned first-team All-SEC recognition and was tabbed SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year after finishing with 538 points, a then-school record 317 rebounds and a program-record 97 blocks. The two-time SEC All-Defensive Team honoree finished her career with 1,328 points, 1,010 rebounds and 328 blocks.