Emily Martin, B App Sc

Emily-MartinBallarat Grammar 1989 – 1996

  • B App Sc (University of Ballarat)
  • Master of Health Information Maanagement (University of Sydney)
  • Olympic Rower 
  • Rowing World Championships Gold Medal Winner

Rower Emily Martin was inducted into Ballarat’s prestigious Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 in recognition of her outstanding success at the elite level.

In her schooldays, this dedicated student was outstanding in the sporting field. Emily rowed in the winning Head of the Lake crews in 1995 and 1996, and was a member of the School’s First teams in netball and basketball. She was awarded Colours for Rowing (1995, 1996), Netball (1995, 1996), and Cross Country (1996). In Year 12 she was Under 17 Athletic Champion and Senior Lap of the Lake Champion. Emily was Captain of Boats and of Cross Country in 1996. She received the Margaret E. Arnold Award for Excellence in Sport in 1996.

In 1998, she took up a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). This initiated a long period of remarkable success at national and international level, beginning with a dream international debut in July 1998 when she was a member of the Australian Under 23 Coxless Four which won Gold at a World Cup Regatta in Switzerland; this was followed, two weeks later, with Gold at the Youth Cup, World Under 23 Championships, Ionnana, Greece. The highlights were, undoubtedly, when, as a 21 year-old, she was a member of the Australian Women’s Eight for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games which rowed to a fine 5th place in the Final. This crew also included fellow Old Grammarians, Bronwyn Thompson (‘90) and Katie Foulkes (‘94). In 2001, Emily was a member of the Australian Women’s Eight that won the Gold medal at the World Championships in Lucerne Switzerland. This was the first ever international medal for an Australian Women’s Eight. She won two Gold medals at the World Championships, 2005, in Gifu, Japan: the Women’s Coxless Four and the Women’s Eight. Emily continued to row with great distinction throughout 2006 and in 2007 when she won Bronze medals at the World Championships: Women’s Eight (Eton, UK, 2006) and Women’s Coxless Four (Munich, Germany, 2007).

Emily was admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), University of Ballarat in 2000, and to the Degree of Master of Health Information Management, The University of Sydney, in 2004. Emily is currently a Senior Health Information Manager at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne and lives in Kew. Not surprisingly, she is a keen recreational runner and cyclist.​