Emma Murphy
Emma Murphy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cork, Ireland

High School:
Colaiste Coilm Secondary

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:
07/20/1980

Experience:
3V

Has earned a pre-season singles ranking of 19th by the ITA... Also earned a pre-season doubles ranking of 57th with teammate Lauren Perl... An all-around athlete who has played a variety of sports, Murphy looks to continue the stellar campaign she has garnered for herself as a Torero thus far.

Spring 2005 Results: Named WCC Player of the Month for the month of March, a month in which she ranked 30th nationally... Also selected WCC Doubles Team of the Month for March with partner Lauren Perl... Named WCC Player of the Year for the second consecutive year... Earned a spot on both the All-WCC Singles Team and the All-WCC Doubles Team... Selected to compete in the 2005 NCAA Singles Tournament... Defeated William and Mary's Megan Moulton-Levy (6-2, 7-5) to advance to the Second Round of the NCAA Singles Tournament... Dropped 2nd Round match to then 5th-ranked Jennifer Magley of Florida (7-5, 6-4) to complete her junior year 24-8 in the singles competition... Ranked 36th nationally at the end of her junior year... Honored as a Breitbard Star of the Month for April by the San Diego Hall of Champions.

Fall 2004 Results: Posted an 8-3 singles record... ranked No. 48 in the nation and No. 7 in the West Region... advanced to the ITA Southern California Regional Championships, defeating Becky Bernhard of UC Irvine, Alex McGoodwin of UCLA, and Zsuzsanna Fodor of Mississippi State... won the San Diego State Classic, garnering victories over Indra Erichsen of San Diego State, Biljana Dimovska of Houston, and Dita Hauerlandova of San Diego State... partnered with Lauren Kazarian to finish with a 4-2 doubles record... the duo reached the final of the San Diego State Fall Classic and also advanced to the Round of 32 of the ITA Southern California Regional Championships.

As a Sophomore in 2003-2004: Named the WCC Player of the Year after a stellar dual season singles record of 17-3, mainly at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions... also named to the All-WCC Singles Team... ended the year ranked No. 47 in the country... invited to the NCAA Tournament, but retired due to injury in her first round match-up against Daniela Muscolino of Tulsa... biggest victory was over No. 8 Daria Panova of Oregon... formed a partnership with Tara Livesay, compiling a 9-7 dual record, primarily at the No. 3 spot... during the Fall Season, compiled a solid 8-5 singles record... advanced to the Round of 16 of the ITA Western Championships with victories over Claire Smith of UNLV and Kasia Jakowlew of Arizona... reached the Round of 32 at the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships Qualifying, beating Shadisha Robinson of Georgia.

As a Freshman in 2002-2003: During the Fall Season, reached the Round of 32 at the Omni Hotels Southern California Region Championships... in the dual season, played primarily at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles with Tara Livesay... earned a spot on the All-WCC Singles Team... ended the season ranked No. 121 in the nation.

Personal: Named Female Athlete of the Year in her native city of Cork, Ireland... Also earned letters in soccer and running... Recruited by the University of Pacific... chose USD for the weather, location, and recommendation by former Irish USD graduates... majoring in Communications with a minor in Leadership.