Ellen Murray
Ellen  Murray



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2007 (Senior)
Finished career breaking all-time UTA record for career block assists (355)... became the 13th member of the UTA 300-block club... ranked fifth all-time in UTA history for career total blocks (373)... ranks fourth in UTA single-season block assists list (135)... ranks eighth in UTA single-season total blocks (140)... tied school record with 10 blocks in a five-game match against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... named First Team All-Southland Conference... a First Team Academic All-SLC selection... played in all 109 games and started in all 30 matches... led the Mavs with a .295 hitting percentage, 135 block assists and 140 total blocks... ranked third in the conference and 73rd in the NCAA averaging 1.28 blocks per game... led SLC averaging 1.68 blocks per game in conference play... tied for fourth in the conference for most blocks in a single game with 10 (twice)... led UTA in blocks 16 times... did not commit an attack error in three matches at the Marquette Kickoff Tournament, where she recorded 27 kills, 52 attempts, 11 blocks and a .519 hitting percentage... was equally impressive at the Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Bash posting a .490 hitting percentage (28 kills- 4 errors- 49 attempts) with 14 blocks... tallied six matches with double figures in kills... posted 10 blocks and four kills against Texas State (09/29/07)... equaled career highs with 43 attempts and 10 blocks in five games against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (10/12/07)... collected 10 blocks and six kills the Mavs five-game regular-season finale against Sam Houston State (11/10/07)... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2007 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2006 (Junior)
Second Team Academic All-SLC selection... started all 35 matches and appeared in 127 games... led the team in block assists (157) and total blocks (169)...ranked second on the team with 12 solo blocks... tied for the SLC lead with 169 total blocks, while ranking second in blocks a game at 1.33...led or tied for the team lead in blocks in 22 matches... her 264 kills and 732 attacks ranked fourth... recorded 13 blocks and 13 kills in the first two matches of the season... set her career-high with 17 kills against Delaware in the third match... efforts earned her all-tournament honors at the Asics/Delaware Invitational... recorded 11 kills and eight blocks in the home-opener victory over TCU... logged 30 kills and 13 blocks in three matches to earn all-tournament honors at the Radisson Hotel/Mustang Classic... collected 15 kills in a five-set victory over Duquesne... tied her career-best with eight digs against Tulsa... earned all-tournament honors at the Oral Roberts Classic after averaging 2.4 kills and 1.3 blocks a game over four matches... had 11 kills and nine blocks in the victory over Utah State... tied her career-high 17 kills in a come-from-behind victory over Sam Houston State... also added nine blocks in that match... recorded four digs in back-to-back victories over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Texas-San Antonio... logged nine kills and nine digs in a road victory over Central Arkansas... averaged 1.3 blocks a game in the SLC Tournament... named to Capitol One/SLC All-Academic second team... member of the Capitol One/SLC Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll.

2005 (Sophomore)
Appeared in 19 matches, playing 58 games... recorded 89 kills, averaging 1.53 a game... recorded her first double-figure kill match against Louisiana-Monroe with 13 kills... recorded 10 kills in a victory over Southeastern Louisiana... ended the season with a career-best 14 kills in a victory over Nicholls State... recorded one of only two double-digit block games on the season with 10 block assists against Texas State... had seven block assists against ULM... had five matches with at least five blocks... delivered two service aces in the victory over Nicholls State in the finale.

2004 (Freshman)
Played in seven games for the Mavericks... totaled six kills... recorded first collegiate kill on Sept. 3 at Cansiuis College...had season-best three kills on 10 attempts in a victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Oct. 23...entertained fans as the author of "Dear Diary" featured on www.utamavs.com.

Arlington High School
Remained right at home after playing her prep ball at Arlington High... led her squad to a 35-9 record and the regional semifinals in 2003...team captain as a senior... earned the AHS Volleyball Commitment Award and the 3-D Award as a senior... named all-district second team in 2003...a Wendy's National Heisman Nominee...earned all-state academic honors...member of the National Honor Society.

Daughter of Diane and Stephen Murray...born April 26, 1986...an English major at UTA... brother, Peter, played basketball at Trinity University.


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