Asher’s Trevor Martin: Potawatomi Athlete of the Month Presented By Potawatomi Nation

Asher High School baseball player Trevor Martin has been involved in his sport since the young age of five.

“I have had a passion for the game for as long as I can remember,” he said. “It’s all I wanted to do growing up, and growing up in a baseball-rich school really helped me out with my love to play the game.”

As Martin says, Asher High is a great school to play baseball for, and he strives to carry on the legacy of players who he admired at a young age.

“What I like about competing for my school is my school has an amazing baseball tradition and to think of all the past teams and players that have won and did amazing things coming out of Asher High School makes me want to be the next person to carry the tradition and pass it down to the younger kids that I was once, looking up to the high school team,” he said.

This sentiment is what motivates Martin to work hard on and off of the field.

“What motivates me to be the best on the field every day is my love for the game of baseball and knowing the younger guys and kids are watching my every move,” he said. “[I am] wanting to pass the love that I have for baseball down to all of the younger kids watching me.”

This spring, Martin is excited to compete in his final season with his teammates, who are some of his closest friends.

“This season I am looking forward to becoming the best player I can be every day with the people that I have grown up my whole life playing baseball together with one last time,” he said.

Martin is a part of the Potawatomi tribe, inheriting the family name Pembogo. Something unique about his heritage is that he has two different tribes in his lineage.

“Not only am I Potawatomi, I am also Muskogee, and I am blessed to be a part of both of those tribes,” he said.

Like Martin is proud to represent his high school on the field, he is also proud to carry on a legacy of athleticism from his tribe. He is especially excited to continue his baseball career at Oklahoma State University after he graduates.

“What interests me the most about the Potawatomi tribe is how athletic they were and some of the games they play as native Americans, as in stick ball,” he said. “They are known for being athletic and I am very thankful to be able to represent both of my tribes at the Division 1 level.”