Murphy and Hayes Earn ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
Go Tigers! Kate Murphy First Team Honoree
Go Tigers!
Kate Murphy First Team Honoree
Go Tigers!

Nov. 1, 2007

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Defender Kate Murphy and forward Kylie Hayes have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV team as announced by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) today.

Murphy, a co-captain, is a two-time district honoree and was selected to the first team. She will now be listed on the national ballot with all of the other first-team winners for Academic All-America consideration. Hayes was selected as a member of the third team.

Murphy, a junior, on the U of M women's soccer team has managed to keep a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average, majoring in International Business with minors in, Political Science and Spanish. As a sophomore she earned second team honors. She has started 50 of 53 games for the Lady Tigers. She has one goal and five assists on her record and is a part of a defense that holds opponents to an average of 7.5 shots per game. Murphy has been on the Dean's List since her first semester and was named to the Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll and earned the C-USA Academic Medal in 2006 and 2007.

Hayes, a co-captain and forward for the Lady Tigers majors in Hospitality and Resort Management. She was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll in 2006 and 2007. Hayes holds a 3.29 cumulative grade point average, while she is also the U of M's women's soccer career goals leader, with 34 goals. Hayes ranks in the top five in points, goals, assists, shots and multiple goals. She has played in 55 matches, starting 47 of them.

To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, the student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00 and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at her current institution.



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