Academic All-Star: Martine Bosch

By Travis Eldridge

February 21, 2014 Updated Feb 21, 2014 at 12:48 AM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Martine Bosch does the little things for the Maine-Endwell girl's basketball team. She may lead the team in points, but her scrappy play does not go unnoticed.

"Martine is deceptive," said coach Dr. Sonny Spera. "I mean you look at her and she's 50 pounds soaking wet and she has a great smile, a great sense of humor. But inside she has this certain tenacity, this certain competitive nature that is really fun to coach."

Despite her slender frame, she's big when it comes to accomplishments. Bosch was part of the Spartans team that made a run all the way to the state finals last year, and she's a star runner on the M-E cross country team.

In the classroom she holds a nearly 98 average while juggling four AP courses. You can credit a lot of that success to her drive to succeed.

"I just really like to do my best," Bosch said. "I like to push myself if I don't get my best time or if I don't have my best game, it kind of eats away at me I guess."

She's also not afraid to do whatever it takes to win.

"That's one of her special traits," said Spera. "She's going to do a lot of the 'invisible' things, or things that I think other coaches or other people who know the game are going to appreciate."

She's certainly not invisible on the court, or to her coaches, and she only plans to be more of a factor in the classroom as she plans to study biology in college.

"I'm like a really committed person, so once I have my mind set on something it's mostly all I can think about," said Bosch. "I like to reach my goals, and set high goals and then reach them and set higher ones."

That's why Martine Bosch is this week's Academic All-Star.