Notre Dame went one for two on sixth years for its men's basketball team.
Forward Scott Martin was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, the university announced late Friday night. Former Irish forward Tim Abromaitis was not granted a sixth year after he missed this season because of injury.
Martin transferred to Notre Dame in 2008 after playing his freshman season at Purdue. After sitting out the 2008-09 season because of the transfer rule, he missed the 2009-10 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a preseason workout.
"We're thrilled in the NCAA's decision to grant Scott a sixth year of eligibility," Irish coach Mike Brey said in a news release. "Scott was our 'glue guy' this past season with our young team. He helped drive us with his experience and leadership. I was so proud of him in how he handled himself once Tim Abromaitis went down with his ACL injury. Scott is a great example for college basketball and we're excited that he gets an opportunity to play one more season in a Notre Dame uniform."
Martin graduated in December 2011 with a bachelor's degree in history and computer applications and is currently enrolled in graduate school at Notre Dame.