Murphy Receives C-USA Spirit of Service Award
Dec. 18, 2008
IRVING, Texas - University of Memphis women's soccer senior Kate Murphy is one of 12 student-athletes to receive the inaugural Conference USA Spirit of Service award on Thursday.
The C-USA Spirit of Service Award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league's student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport. The Spirit of Service award will be presented three times throughout the season, with today's honorees representing Conference USA's fall sports: football, soccer, volleyball and cross country.
Murphy received the award as an international business major with minors in both political science and Spanish. The two-time co-captain for the Tiger women's soccer team carries a perfect 4.0 GPA while collecting numerous academic achievements and giving back to her community. Murphy is a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Fraternity and provides 150+ hours to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters CORE Volunteer Program. The Anchorage, Alaska native also volunteers at the Binghampton Community Center for its after school program, at a Special Olympics soccer clinic and for the Boys and Girls Club.
A four-year letterwinner for the Memphis women's soccer program, Murphy finished her career this fall by helping the Tigers earn back-to-back Conference USA Championships and the program's first two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Murphy played in 81 career games with 73 starts in the defense and totaled two goals and six assists.
FALL 2008 SPIRIT OF SERVICE HONOREES: