"I chose UConn because of the overall atmosphere. The education/schooling is one of the best in the nation. The coaches and team welcomed me right away and are easily going to be my family away from home. Also, female sports are highly respected here. There really was no other place that could have been a better fit for me."
2009 Season: Named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team...started all 31 matches played...improved in kills, assists and service aces as a junior...led the team with 337 kills and 115 blocks, including 25 solos...first on the team with 36 service aces...averaged 2.65 kills per set overall with a 3.00 kill per set clip in conference play...among the most accurate attackers with a .208 hitting-percentage...led the team in kills in 13 matches, including seven BIG EAST matches...recorded a career-high 19 kills with a season-high .469 hitting-percentage to lead all in season-opening game against St. Mary's (Calif.) (8/28)...was named to the Nevada Courtyard Marriott/Fairfield Invitational All-Tournament Team (8/30) after leading the team in kills and blocks throughout the competition...contributed a career-best four service aces against Texas Christian (9/5)...posted a career-high in blocks with 10 at Harvard (9/8)...led the Huskies with 14 kills in five-set comeback victory at South Florida (10/2)...contributed a career-high dig-effort (16) against Marquette (10/9) and made it a double-double with 15 kills...recorded a double-double at Fairfield (10/21) with 14 kills and 11 digs...notched her third career double-double against West Virginia (10/30)...led the Huskies with eight blocks against Seton Hall (11/8)...recorded a team-best 10 kills in BIG EAST Tournament game against Cincinnati (11/21).
2008 Season: Co-recipient of the team's Offensive Player of the Year Award...played in 32 matches, starting 21...second on the team with a .306 hitting-percentage, tallying 259 kills...led the team with 113 total blocks, including a team-best 20 solo...named to the Northern Illinois All-Tournament Team...dished off a career-best 45 assists against Wright State (9/5)...hit for a .400 clip against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (9/12), recording a season-high 14 kills...set a career-high accuracy mark with a .733 hitting-percentage against in the home opener against Fairfield (9/17)...had eight block assists against Notre Dame (11/14) in regular season finale...made the Director of Athletics Honor Roll in the spring.
2007 Season: Appeared in 101 games as a freshman...recorded 269 kills and a .210 hitting percentage...averaged 2.66 kills...had 18 service aces and 14 assists...picked up 105 digs...had a team-high 98 blocks, including 11 solo and 87 assists...recorded double-digit kills 17 times...recorded double-digit digs twice, while picking up a season-high 11 against Manhattan in the Huskies' home opener (8/25)...hit a season best .533 in that match...had four service aces at St. Louis (9/8)...had season-high 18 kills versus Middle Tennessee (9/15)...had 10 digs against West Virginia (9/29)...recorded season-high seven block assists at Cincinnati (10/5)...named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week two straight weeks (10/29 & 11/5).
Before UConn: Two-time All-North Indianapolis Star First Team selection at Carmel High...two-time All-County First Team pick in 2005 and 2006...first team All-State in 2005...guided team to win sectionals senior year...holds the Carmel High School record for kills in a season with 355 set in her junior year...MVP of the Greenfield Central tournament for both 2005 and 2006...one of the top 150 recruits by PrepVolleyball.com and cited as PrepVolleyball.com Molten Most Improved First Team...achieved honors as a Metropolitan Interscholastic All-Conference member for 2005 and 2006.
Personal: Rebecca Lynn Murray...born on Sept. 7, 1988...twin brother, Ryan, plays football at Penn...older brother, Kevin, played basketball at Wittenberg...a DD communication major.