MINERS

Christie Murphy
9  Christie Murphy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Olympia, Wash.

High School:
Olympia

Height:
6-0

Position:
Outside Hitter

Experience:
3L

2006 (Junior): Played in 25 matches with 19 starts...second on the team in points (301.5) and kills with 265 while averaging 2.91 per game...third on the team in aces with 19...posted 18 assists and 246 digs...slammed 13 double-digit kill performances including three over the 20-mark...combined for seven double-doubles this season...tallied a career-high 23 kills against Dartmouth...had 10 matches in double figure digs with a personal best 23 vs. SMU (Oct.8)...notched 32 total blocks (three solo, 29 assists)...served up four aces, twice, against Texas State and New Mexico State (Oct. 4)...registered six assists against Houston (Oct. 15)...named to the ReadyOne Sun Bowl Invitational All-Tournament team.

2005 (Sophomore): Played in 30 of 31 matches for UTEP...ranked third on the team in kills totaling 289 while averaging 2.78 per game, fourth in aces with 34 and fifth in total blocks with 58 (three solo, 55 assists) and recorded 148 digs...her seven aces against Tulane on Oct. 7 placed her tied for third school annals...tied for fourth in UTEP recordbooks for total blocks in a five game match after putting up nine against Tulsa (Oct. 14)...served 34 aces to rank fourth on the team...recorded a double-double performance against Cal State Fullerton with 11 kills and 12 digs...had 13 double-digit kill performances including a career-high 22 kills versus Baylor (Sept. 17)...2005 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2004 (Freshman): Tallied 183 kills while averaging 2.60 per game in 83 games and 24 matches...served 27 aces, including a season-high four against San Jose State (Oct. 7)...she was second on the team in aces per game with 0.33...recorded 55 total blocks (three solo, 52 assisted), including five against Texas-Pan American and North Texas...ranked second on the team in attack percentage with .182, third in blocks and aces and fourth in kills...recorded two double-double performances against New Mexico (14 kills, 11 digs) and Texas-Pan American (11 kills, 12 digs)...stood sixth in aces per game in the WAC for conference only matches. High School:Named league MVP as a sophomore and senior...tabbed second team all-state as a senior...two-time team captain, leading her high school team to the state tournament in each of her last two seasons...tabbed first team all-league in 2002...broke the school record for career kills...played with teammate Keisha Hyman-Gifth on the Relentless Pursuit club team.

Personal: Christie is the daughter of Rick and Barbra Murphy...she has one brother (Kyle) and one sister (Leslie)...born on July 8, 1986 in Tacoma, Wash...music education major.