Award of Excellence signifies year of accomplishments
Rice -- 2013: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice Athletics Scholar Athlete; Primary role was as a catcher in the bullpen, preparing one of the top pitching staffs in the nation... Appeared in one game, the 11-5 victory over (future Conference USA foe) UTSA on March 20... 2012: C-USA Spirit of Service Award honoree as the baseball student-athlete in the league who recorded the most volunteer time in various charity and community outreach initiatives; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Registered three at bats in two games played, including one as a starter... Started as the designated hitter on Opening Day at home against FIU... Appeared as a pinch-hitter against New Mexico State... 2011: Sat out first season with the program... Gained experience working behind a talented crew of veteran Owl catchers... Played in the Missouri-Iowa-Nebraska-Kansas (MINK) Collegiate League over the summer (Clarinda).
High School -- A 2010 graduate of Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport, La., where he was named the Student of the Year for the state of Louisiana... Multi-sport star for the Gators, earning 5A honorable mention all-state honors in baseball under head coach Todd Sharp... Named first team all-city and a two-time all-District 1-5A honoree... Batted .449 as a senior with 40 RBI and 33 runs scored in 34 games played... Maintained a .735 slugging percentage and a .565 on-base average... Three-year varsity letterman in football... Honorable mention all-state lineman as a senior and first team all-city selection... Two-time, first team all-district... Academic all-state in both baseball and football... Member of the National Honor Society who maintained a 3.94 grade point average... Earned the US Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award... Jefferson Scholar nominee... Served as vice president of the student council... Active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and his church youth group.
Personal -- Full name: Andrew Joseph Murphy... Born: April 20, 1992 in Shreveport... Parents: David and Peggy Murphy of Shreveport (one brother and one sister)... College: Martel.