Whitefish Bay, Wis.
Murphy's Cross Country Bio
Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Freshman/Freshman
2013 Outdoor: Placed second in the 3000 meters at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) with a time of 10:19.72
2013 Indoor: Placed eighth in the 3000 meters at the Badger Track Classic (1/12) with a time of 10:45.52
Ran cross country and track ... for cross country, was two-time first team all-state in cross country ... two-time second team all-state ... four-time first team all-conference ... individually, placed seventh at state cross country championship as a sophomore in 2009, claimed third-place state finish as a junior in 2010 ... finished 12th at state as a senior in 2011 ... as a freshman, was part of the Whitefish Bay team that claimed state title ... team also placed second in 2009, ninth in 2010 and eighth in 2011 ... was team captain as a junior and senior ... for track and field, two-time 3200 meters state qualifier, finishing 12th as a freshman and 17th as a senior ... placed 13th in the 1600 meter at the state championship as a senior ... two-time 3200 meters indoor and outdoor state champion, 1600 meters indoor and outdoor state champion ... also competed on the ski team ... was academic all-state as a freshman
Parents are Sandy and Alan Murphy ... has two older siblings, brother Harrison and sister Britt-Marie ... helped raise more than $35,000 for Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC Fund) ... also raised more than $6,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation ... intends to major in marketing
"I love being part of the Big Ten with all the great team spirit at each of the schools. With a big campus, there's always so much to do in Madison, and the high academic standards definitely drew me to UW- Madison."