Career:Finished Rice career sixth all-time in career assists (3,006) ... placed sixth all-time in school history in assists per set (8.89).
2013 (Sr.): Preseason All-Conference USA selection ... Played in 18 matches, making 11 starts ... recorded a season-high 52 assists at Fresno State (Aug. 30) ... also set a season-high with 10 kills vs. Fresno State ... hit over .400 in four matches ... had 30+ assists in seven matches ... posted three double-doubles.
Honors C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll Rice Commitment Award
2012 (Jr.): Selected as the C-USA Setter of the Year ... Named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention ... Named First Team All-Conference USA... Earned Five C-USA Setter of the Week awards set a C-USA record with four consecutive awards ... Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team ... Started all 31 matches and 114 sets for the Owls, never coming off the floor ... Led C-USA in assists/set (11.04) and ranked 38th in D-I ... Ranked 10th in hitting percentage (.282) in C-USA matches ... Ranked 20th in C-USA matches in digs per set ... Ranked 20th in C-USA matches in service aces per set ... Had the highest assist total in a three set match, the second-highest for a four set match and the fourth-highest for a five set match for a C-USA player ... Helped Rice to the second-highest hitting pct in C-USA ... Had 30+ assists in every conference match ... Racked up 17 40+ assist matches and six 50+ assist matches ... Posted 14 double doubles ... Averaged 11.45 assists against teams that finished the season nationally-ranked ... Posted a triple double (10K, 58A, 10D) at UAB (Sept. 23) ... Hit over .400 in 12 matches ... Named to the Rice Invitational I All-Tournament Team ... Posted a double-double with 43 assists and 13 digs against Arkansas State (Aug. 25) ... Had a double-double with 43 assists, 11 digs and 7 kills at UTSA (Aug. 28) ... Named to the Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team and Conference USA Setter of the Week (Sept. 3) for her performances at the Tiger Classic ... Had 157 assists and hit .341 during the week ending Sept. 2 to earn C-USA Setter of the Week honors ... Posted 50 assists against then-No. 7 Purdue (Aug. 31) ... Posted 40 assists and hit .444 (4K-0E-9TA) against then-No. 12 Washington ... Collected 52 assists against North Dakota (Sept. 7) ... Hit .800 (8K-0E-10TA) against Alabama A&M (Sept. 8), which ties for the eighth-best single match hitting percentage in Rice history ... Named C-USA Setter of the Week on Sept. 10, after hitting .469 and adding in 146 assists the previous week ... Notched a double-double with 50 assists and 12 digs against Houston Baptist (Sept. 14) ... Posted 47 assists, the most in a three set match for a C-USA Player in 2012, and 10 digs against Texas Tech (Sept. 15) ... Named C-USA Setter of the Week for a third straight week (Sept. 17) ... Posted 127 assists and 19 kills, including the triple double at UAB to be named C-USA Setter of the Week on Sept. 24, setting the C-USA record for the most consecutive Setter of the Week honors ... Had 52 assists, nine kills and nine digs against Tulsa (Sept. 30) ... Posted 57 assists in only four sets, the second-most by a C-USA player in a four set match, against East Carolina (Oct. 14), hitting .750 (6K-0E-8TA) ... Compiled 53 assists at UTEP (Oct. 21) ... Had 79 assists combined against Southern Miss (Nov. 2) and UCF (Nov. 4) to earn Setter of the Week honors ... Posted 41 assists and 21 digs at Tulsa (Nov. 9) ... Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Honors Conference USA Setter of the Year All-Conference USA First Team Conference USA All-Academic Team Preseason All-Conference USA All-Rice Invitational I All-Tiger Classic C-USA Setter of the Week (9/3/12) C-USA Setter of the Week (9/10/12) C-USA Setter of the Week (9/17/12) C-USA Co-Setter of the Week (9/24/12) C-USA Setter of the Week (11/5/12) C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2011 (So.): Led Rice with 14 double-doubles... Double-digit digs in 14 matches... 54 assists, 8 kills, and 16 digs vs. Delaware... 31 assists vs. HBU and 39 vs. UTSA... Co-match-high 59 assists vs. Georgia Tech with 10 digs... 47 assists vs. Cincinnati with 14 digs and match-high 58 assists and 10 digs vs. Pacific... Nearly had a triple double with 8 kills, 35 assists, and 9 digs vs. North Dakota... 47 assists and 10 digs vs. Sam Houston State and 36 assists vs. SFA... Double-double with 34 assists and team-high 15 digs vs. Houston... Match-high 46 assists, 7 digs, and 4 block assists vs. Tulane... Match-high 53 assists with 22 digs vs. Southern Miss... Match-high 61 assists and team-high 19 digs at SMU... 28 assists at Tulsa... Match-high 42 and 29 assists in the two wins at Marshall... 36 assists vs. UCF and match-high 39 assists vs. UTEP... Match-high 33 assists vs. Memphis and match-high 43 assists at UAB... 28 assists, 9 kills, 7 digs, and 6 block assists at UTEP and 46 assists at UCF with 6 kills and 7 digs... 36 assists and 11 digs in match one vs. ECU and 36 assists and 13 digs in match two vs. the Pirates... 15 digs vs. Tulsa and 7 vs. SMU... 54 assists and 12 digs at Southern Miss and match-high 35 assists at Tulane... 61 assists and 13 digs at Houston ... Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Honors AVCA All-America Honorable Mention AVCA All-Midwest Region All-Conference USA Second Team Rice Invitational II All-Tournament SFA Invitational All-Tournament C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2010 (Fr.): Played in 58 sets and totaled 117 assists (2.02 aps) and 66 digs... Posted five assists with 8 digs vs. Mississippi... 5 assists at Pepperdine, team-high 19 assists vs. Missouri, and 6 assists vs. Eastern Washington... 5 assists vs. LSU with 9 digs... Played in two sets and had 6 assists vs. Arkansas State... 2 service and 6 digs in 3-1 win over UTEP... 3 digs in the match vs. Tulsa in the second set... 9 assists and a service ace at East Carolina and 4 assists at Marshall... 12 assists vs. Memphis... 15 assists vs. Marshall... Career-high 13 digs at SMU... Came off the bench for Meredith Schamun, who was ill, and led Rice to a 3-2 victory over Houston with 23 assists (career-high), 3 kills, and 7 digs ... Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Honors C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2009:Redshirted ... Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Honors C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
High School: A 2009 graduate of Plano West High School... Played for coach Brittany Bridge... A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter, Murphy served as one of the team's co-captains the past two seasons... In 2008, she set a new Plano West record for assists in a career in leading the Wolves to the District 8-5A championship... Named as the 2008 MVP of the Arlington Tournament... Team went undefeated (10-0) in District 8-5A action without losing a set... 2008 Dallas Morning News All-Area Team, Texas Girls Coaches Association 5A All-State Team, TGCA 5A All-Star Team... Led Plano West to the 2007 state tournament... Academic all-state as a senior... 2008 LoneStar Volleyball All-Texas team and one of Prep Volleyball's Top 250 Senior Aces... 2007 LoneStar Volleyball Honorable Mention setter... 2007 District 9-5A All-District... 2007 Texas Sports Writers 5A Third Team setter... Plano West finished third in the state for class 5A in 2007.
Personal: Full name: Margaret Davies Murphy... Born: Sept. 4, 1990... Parents: Harry and Gwen Murphy (one brother)... Father played football at Kansas and Uncle Pat Murphy played basketball for Washburn. College: Duncan.