November 19, 2012

Murphy Named Little East Rookie of the Week

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Freshman forward Olivia Murphy (Canton, Mass.) has been named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week for women's basketball after leading the Beacons to the UMB Tip-Off Classic tournament title on Sunday.

The honor, which is the first of the year for Murphy, comes less than 24 hours after the freshman guided UMass to a 66-61 overtime win over Middlebury College and a 67-62 win over Manhattanville College.

For her standout play in the two-day tournament, Murphy was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.  Murphy closed out her first weekend averaged nine points and 15 rebounds per game, while also handing out 3.5 assists per game.

In the win over Middlebury, Murphy posted her first career double-double as she finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds.  In the championship game against the Valiants the Canton native recorded 15 rebounds, five blocks and eight points.