Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois
Illini in Second After Day Two
Illini Win Six Events in Loss
Defeat Michigan State and Liberty on the Road
Defeat Eastern Michigan, Lose To Northwestern
Sophomore 2012-13 - Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Qualified for the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships ... Posted a season-best one-meter score of 259.55 at the Minnesota Challenge ... Scored a 245.15 in the three-meter dive at the TYR Invitational for her top three-meter score of the year.
Freshman 2011-12 - Posted season-best scores in the one-meter dive (253.00) at the Minnesota Challenge and the three-meter dive (218.39) against Northwestern.
High School -Four-year letterwinner at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School ... Placed first at sectionals with a score of 413.25 in diving (2010) ... 2010 Arnie Cajet Diver of the Year ... Second-team All-State (2010) ... Helped her team to an eighth-place finish at the Illinois state championships (2010) ... Dove for the Chicago Dive Club.
Personal - Born June 17, 1993 ... Parents are Michael and Heidi Murphy ... Has two sisters, Sarah and Mikayla ... Father played football at Illinois from 1978-83 ... Mother was a gymnast at Illinois from 1980-84 ... Enjoys drawing and reading ... Lists her favorite athlete as American gymnast Nastia Liukin ... Lists her parents as the most influential people in her athletic career ... Vice president of the National Honor Society (2010-11) ... French National Honor Society member (2009-11) ... National Art Honor Society (2009-11).