Murphy's Track and Field Bio
2013 All-American in cross country
2013: Earned All-America honors after a 35th-place finish overall and a 1st-place finish for the Badgers at the NCAA Championships (11/23) after finishing in 20:42.8 (6K)... placed 1st for the Badgers and 13th overall at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (11/15), finishing with a time of 20:38 (6K) ... placed 17th overall and first for the Badgers at the Big Ten Championships (11/3) with a time of 21:28 (6K) ... placed second for the Badgers and 61st overall at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/19), finishing with a time of 20:47 (6k) ...placed first for the Badgers and 10th overall at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown (9/27), finishing with a time of 17:30 (5K) ...finished second for Wisconsin and ninth overall at the season-opening Badger Opener (9/6), finishing with a time of 14:29 (4K)
2012: Finished 112th overall and seventh for the Badgers at the Great Lakes Regional (11/9), clocking in at 22:24 (6K) ... placed sixth for Wisconsin and 66th overall in a time of 21:43 (6K) at the Big Ten Championship (10/28) ... finished fourth for Wisconsin and 229th overall with a time of 21:35 (6k) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/12) ... placed 55th overall and fourth for the Badgers at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic (9/29), finishing in a time of 17:39.45... placed eighth for Wisconsin and 21st overall with a time of 18:54.2 (5k) at the Panorama Farms Invitational (9/22) ... led team with second-place finish at season-opening Badger Opener (9/7), finishing in a time of 17:54 (5K)
Two-time first-team all-state in cross country ... two-time second-team all-state in cross country ... four-time first-team all-conference in cross country ... 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 ... 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."