Murphree Named First Team Academic All-District VI
Feb. 4, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech women's basketball student-athlete senior Jordan Murphree was named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI first team. Murphree was one of six student-athletes to receive the honor for District VI.
This is Murphree's first time to be named first team Academic All-District after twice being named to the second team.
Murphree, who hails from Brock, Texas, is joined on the team by Ashley Crawford (Lamar), Jesse Carrier (Louisiana-Monroe), Kathleen Nash (Texas), Megan Byford (Oklahoma State) and Ashleigh Fontenette (Texas).
All six student-athletes will advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration. The national ballot consists of all first team selections for the eight districts, a total of 41 student-athletes this year.
In order to be nominated for Academic All-District and All-America honors, a player must be a starter or important reserve, must have a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average and must have completed at least one full academic year at her institution. Voting is done by members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).
Murphree graduated cum laude in May 2009 in just three years with a degree in exercise and sport science with a 3.60 GPA. She is currently working on a second degree in human development and family studies.
Murphree is Tech's first Academic All-District first-team selection for women's basketball since Erin Grant in 2006.