A two-sport standout, Shannon Martin spent her days at F&M on both the tennis and squash courts, earning team Most Valuable Player honors in each. Her efforts in both sports landed her the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award in 1988. Martin arrived at F&M and took over the No. 1 spot and competed in the U.S. Squash Racquets Association Women's Intercollegiate Championships. Overall, she was a four-time National Qualifier on the squash court, as well as a two-time captain and two-time MVP.
She finished her squash career with a record of 47-14-1 and was an All-American in 1988, ranking as high as 18th in the nation that season. In addition to squash, she was a three-year letterwinner for the women's tennis program. Martin posted a 24-3 singles record as a sophomore, before bettering that with a 19-4 mark as a junior. She capped her career, hitting the 20-win mark for the second time. In her four years, she compiled an overall record of 66-19 and was named Franklin & Marshall's Outstanding Senior Athletic Award winner in 1988. She was also named the team's MVP.