ECAC Names Tartans' Lisa Murphy DIII South Player of the Year

ECAC Names Tartans' Lisa Murphy DIII South Player of the Year

From Carnegie Mellon University Athletics

Junior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) of the Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball team garnered Division III South Player of the Year accolades from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) when the teams were announced today. Murphy was also named to the first team for the second consecutive year.

The junior center earned ECAC South Player of the Week honors on five occasions during the year and has also been named a Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-American, University Athletic Association Co-Player of the Year and HERO Sports All-American to date.

Murphy finished the year with a school season record scoring average of 23.5 points per game while shooting an NCAA Division III record 75.2 percent. She also finished with 10.7 rebounds a game to record her second straight season with an average of more than 20 points and 10 rebounds.

The junior set another NCAA record during the season when she made 16 consecutive field goals against La Roche College on November 30. In that game, Murphy finished 16-for-16 from the floor with five free throws to record a career-high 37 points.

In the Tartans' NCAA second round win against Ohio Northern University, Murphy became the all-time scoring leader in Carnegie Mellon women's basketball history and now has 1,625 points.

The Tartans finished the year with a 21-7 record, tying the school record for wins in a season. They also won two NCAA games for the first time in program history, finishing as one of the top 16 teams in the country.