2013-14: Racing: Part of the 1V8 and V4 that earned silver medals at the Jayhawk Jamboree in the fall...Stroked the 1V8 throughout the spring...defeated Oklahoma at the Longhorn Invitational...defeated KU at the Sunflower Showdown...6th place in Cal Cup Grand Final at San Diego Crew Classic...Gold medal at SIRAs...Silver at Big 12 Championship...Bronze at C-USA Championship...Athletic: Part of the 1V8 that was voted C-USA Boat of the Week once and Big 12 Boat of the week twice...All-Big 12 Second Team...earned 3rd varsity letter...Academic: Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters...C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal...Academic All-Big 12 First Team...C-USA All Academic Team...CRCA National Scholar Athlete...received Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award.
2012-13: Racing: Raced in the 1V8 through the fall and spring... beat SMU at the Longhorn Invitational... defeated KU at the Sunflower Showdown... earned a bronze medal at SIRAs... raced to the Grand Final at the C-USA Championship... Athletic: All-Big 12 Second Team... earned 2nd varsity letter... Academic: Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters... C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll... C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal... Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
2011-12: Racing: Debuted in the fall in the N8 and N4 at the Head of the Des Moines with gold medal finishes in each boat... earned a gold medal in the N8 at the Head of the Oklahoma... aided the Wildcats in their sweep of KU by defeating them in the 1N8... finished the spring in the 1V8... Athletic: Earned 1st varsity letter...Academic: Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters... C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll... C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal... Academic All-Big 12 First Team. High School: Graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School... lettered one year in cross country... three-year letterwinner in basketball ...qualified for state championship meet in track all four years... state record holder in 4x800... member National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
Personal: Born October 13, 1991... daughter of Ted and Cheryl Murray... one sister, Caitlin (23)... studying nutrition and kinesiology.
Athlete Q&A What does K-State Rowing mean to you? It is difficult to put into words what K-State Rowing has meant to me because there is so much that it encompasses. I have always been extremely passionate about sports, so I'm very grateful to have the opportunity to continue to compete and improve in a team environment at a Division I university. I'm so thankful for the opportunities this team has given me and know these experiences will stay with me long after my college days.
How do you balance school, rowing, and a social life? I can confidently say my life in college has been far from mundane. I've learned the importance of dedication, organization, and time management by balancing rowing with academic and social commitments. Although my busy schedule can be challenging at times, I wouldn't trade these experiences for anything.
How is K-State different from other colleges you looked at? K-State is different from other colleges because of its friendly and accepting environment and the loyalty of the students and alumni. When I came to K-State, it was apparent that I was valued as an individual, and my years here have done nothing but validate my initial impression.