7  Katie Murphree
Katie Murphree
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, Fla.

High School:
Lawton Chiles HS

Last College:
Santa Fe CC

Height:
6-0

Position:
P

Birthdate:
08/06/1988

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R

2010 (Senior):
Was the key starter in the circle for the Herd, starting in 37 games while appearing in 44...finished the season with a 15-18 record, 2.93 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 205.1 innings of work...led the MU pitching staff in every category, ranking in Conference USA in strikeouts (4th, 191), saves (2nd, 2), strikeouts looking (8th, 43), appearances (T-2nd, 44), innings pitched (4th, 205.1), wins (5th, 15), game starts (3rd, 37)...in C-USA games, was fourth in strikeouts (80), second in saves (1), eighth in strikeouts looking (16), first in appearances (21), fourth in innings pitched (92.0) and first in game starts (18)...pitched a season game-high 7.2 innings at Memphis on April 3...struck out a season game-high nine batters against Boston on Feb. 26...combined with Jessica Ferrick and Rachel Rillo to strike out a team-high 12 batters against Boston University on Feb. 26...in MU single-season records she ranks fifth in innings pitched (205.1), fourth in appearances (44) and fifth in strikeouts (191)...named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the second time in her career...named to the2010 ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District team at pitcher.

2009 (Junior):
Started 26 games for Marshall in the circle...finished the year with a 14-8 record and 105 strikeouts...had 14 complete games including two one-hitters against Morehead and UTEP...had a season-high 11 strikeouts against UCF in the C-USA Tournament...led the team in several pitching categories including ERA (2.33) and wins (14)...picked up the C-USA Pitcher of the Week award on April 6 for her performance against Memphis for notching one win and two saves in 7.2 innings of work with 12 strikeouts in three games...named the C-USA Co-Newcomer of the Year...honored as a member of the C-USA All-Academic Team.

Prior to Marshall:
Spent the last two seasons as a pitcher for Santa Fe Community College (Florida)...member of the first team in school history to have 50 wins (62-5-1)...set numerous school records including 36 wins and lowest ERA at 0.88...over 50 wins in two seasons...selected NJCAA/FCCAA First Team All-Mid-Florida Conference...Mid-Florida Conference Pitcher of the Year...led Saints to its first NJCAA/FCCAA Region VIII State Tournament title...selected to the Region VIII Atlantic District All-Tournament Team and voted MVP for the tournament...named to the NJCAA First Team All-American Pitcher/South Region...recognized by the NJCAA as one of the best 16 players in the country...played high school softball at Lawton Chiles.

Personal:
Born Katelyn Murphree on Aug. 6, 1988...daughter of Walt and Karen Murphree...has an older brother, Matthew...graduated with AP Scholar honors...Cum Laude Scholar with 4.275 GPA...majoring in Biomedical Sciences.