Blugold Super Six
A four-year letterwinner in basketball, Murphy started 112 games for head coaches Lisa Stone and Tonja Englund. She played on two conference championship teams and in four NCAA Division III tournaments with the team advancing to the Sweet Sixteen during the 2000 season and to the second round last year, both times losing to eventual national champion Washington University.
Murphy was the defensive glue for Blugold teams as a 5-9 post player, normally playing against taller opponents. Twice she was named to the conference's five-player All-Defensive team. During her career, the Blugolds posted an 88-15 record. She scored 739 points, grabbed 628 rebounds, had 185 assists and made 139 steals. She received the team's Blugold award, was the conference Scholar-Athlete winner for basketball last year and was a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. As a senior, she routinely went with Coach Englund to speak to service groups in the community. She served as a physical therapy aide and worked as a volunteer with the Adult Community Fitness Program.
An exercise management major with a 3.54 cumulative GPA, Murphy graduated in May and is now working with the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA.