NCAA REGIONAL: 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 2009
MURRAY CONT. 2-TIME SOCON COACH OF THE YEAR
MURRAY AT A GLANCE COACHING RECORD Years Wins 2007-08 113 2008-09 86 2009-10 94 2010-11 105 2011-12 74 Totals 472
Losses 45 89 70 60 100 364
Ties 3 2 3 3 3 15
Titles 4 2 1 4 1 12
NCAA APPEARANCES 2009 Central Regional (8th of 21) 2009 Finals (21st of 24) 2010 East Regional (18th of 24) 2011 Central Regional (T12th of 24) 2012 East Regional (19th of 24) SOUTHERN CONFERENCE TITLES 2010, 2011, 2012 NGCA ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR 2010: Maria Juliana Loza 2011: Jordan Britt, Yushira Budhram, Marion Duvernay, Maria Juliana Loza 2012: Mette Kryger, Maria Juliana Loza TEAM TITLES 2007-08: Chris Banister Gamecock Classic, Great Smokies Women’s Collegiate, Hawkeye Invitational, Larry Nelson Collegiate Invitational 2008-09: Chris Banister Gamecock Classic, JMU/Eagle Landing Invitational 2009-10: Southern Conference Championship 2010-11: Furman Intercollegiate, Kinderlou Forest Challenge, Kinderlou Forest Challenge, JMU/Eagle Landing Invitational, Southern Conference Championship 2011-12: Southern Conference Championship
NCAA INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIER 2008: Emma de Groot SoCON GOLFER of the YEAR 2011: Emma de Groot SoCON FRESHMAN of the YEAR 2008: Emma de Groot 2009: Maria Salinas ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS 2008: Emma de Groot, Christine Wolf 2009: Emma de Groot, Maria Salinas 2010: Emma de Groot, Maria Juliana Loza 2011: Emma de Groot, Maria Juliana Loza, Christine Wolf 2012: Jordan Britt ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM 2008: Emma de Groot, Christine Wolf 2009: Maria Juliana Loza, Maria Salinas 2011: Jordan Britt, Yushira Budhram, Marion Duvernay 2012: Mette Kryger
AACADEMICALLY Murray’s student-athletes not only eexcel x on the course, but in the classroom aass well. She takes great pride in her teams eexcelling x in the classroom as they have on tthe h course. In the epic 2009 season, the w women’s golf program was second each ssemester e in team grade point average sscoring c 3.44 in the fall and 3.46 in the sspring p while playing at a high level. TThey h followed that joining 10 other UUTC program exceeding 3.0 again each ssemester e of 2009-10 including a 3.57 in tthe h spring. The ladies had a grade point aaverage v of just a shade below 3.65 for 22010-11 alone. Every team member in 22010-11 made the Dean’s List with two, dde Groot and Maria Juliana Loza, earning pperfect 4.0 marks. The team as a whole ccombined o for a 3.629 cumulative GPA for ttheir h academic careers. Loza, Jordan Britt, YYushira u Budhram and Marion Duvernay all
Murray has won two SoCon Coach of the Year honors in her five years.
earned NGCA All-America Scholar honors. It was the second All-America Scholar award for Loza who earned three such awards in her career. There have been five student-athletes honored a total of seven times in five years. The 2011 Mocs squad ranked No. 13 in the nation among NCAA Division I women’s golf programs with a 3.649 cumulative g.p.a. That was followed by a program-record 3.72 in 2012 with every student-athlete earning Dean’s List honors as three – Loza, Britt and Mette Kryger earning 4.0 g.p.a.’s in at least one semester. SOCIALLY Murray and her teams are active in their community in a variety of ways. While not vocal in their actions, the Mocs have been spotted chipping in with different charitable acts. One of Murray’s favorite endeavors is the Player Development Complex. The Mocs’ practice home is shared with the First Tee of Chattanooga. Instead of just utilizing the facility, Murray and her student-athletes have taken work days at the facility which has a two-fold effect. One, the team learns all that goes into making their practice home functional. Secondly, it gives them a better appreciation for what others do to make it an elite game-building experience. In May 2011, Murray received special recognition for her impact on the lives of young people. The Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland honored her with the Empowering Women Global Award. PERSONAL Murray is a 2004 graduate of JSU with a degree in General Studies with a concentration in Psychology. She was a four-year letterwinner earning seven top-10 individual finishes and 15 top-20 finishes. Overall, Murray and her teammates claimed 10 team titles. She gained her first taste of coaching experience working as an assistant to Jacksonville State Head Coach James Hobbs, a longtime, successful collegiate head coach. In 2005, Murray helped guide the Gamecocks women’s team to the Ohio Valley Conference Championship and the program’s firstever trip to the NCAA Regional Tournament. JSU placed 20th at the NCAA East Regional. A native of Dumfries, Scotland, she was a member of the Scottish golf team. She also represented Scottish National Teams for both lacrosse and soccer. Murray completed PAS (Plott Advanced Systems) qualifications, Reaching Your Potential Inc., a program that relates personality with movement in discovering your own learning styles. A TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certified golf fitness instructor, she is undergoing Class A PGA qualifications.
2012-13 WOMEN’S GOLF
INDIVIDUAL MEDALISTS Kelly Brotherton, 2007 Chris Banister Gamecock Classic Emma de Groot, 2008 Samford Women’s Intercollegiate Emma de Groot, 2008 Larry Nelson Collegiate Invitational Emma de Groot, 2008 Chris Banister Gamecock Classic Emma de Groot, 2009 JMU/Eagle Landing Invitational Emma de Groot, 2010 SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational Christine Wolf, 2011 JMU/Eagle Landing Invitational Emma de Groot, 2011 Southern Conference Championship Jordan Britt, 2012 Southern Conference Championship
Sa SSalinas was joined on the All-Freshman tteam e by Loza. The Mocs claimed two wins iinn 2008-09. They opened the season ddefending their title at the Chris Banister GGamecock Classic in record fashion in Murray’s charges also claimed SSeptember. e tthe h title at the inaugural JMU/Eagle Invitational with a school record LLanding a 2283 (-5) in the final round. de Groot tallied medalist honors at the Chris Banister and m Landing events. JJMU/Eagle M Chattanooga concluded its season in 2007-08 ranked No. iinaugural n 770 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index aand 75 by Golfstat. It also boasted two AAll-SoCon performers in de Groot and Wolf with de Groot earning Freshman of the w YYear e honors. A final individual ranking of NNo. 40 in the Golfstat Cup and No. 74 in tthe h Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index and a bberth in the NCAA East Regional added to dde Groot’s impressive first season. Murray prepares her teams for tthe h postseason by playing an aggressive It is the norm for Chattanooga sschedule. c ttoo play against the highest-ranked teams iinn the country and find key wins along tthe h way. The chronicling of the team’s wins oover v top 25 competition highlights how sstrong t the program has established itself oon the course.
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