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SHAW ATHLETICS CELEBRATES WOMEN’S MONTH: KELLY-ANNE MURPHY

SHAW ATHLETICS CELEBRATES WOMEN’S MONTH: KELLY-ANNE MURPHY

RALEIGH, N.C. – Kelly-Anne Murphy became one of the most decorated players in Shaw women's volleyball history.

 

During her freshman season, she was named the CIAA's Player of the Year and, although she should've been the recipient of the CIAA Rookie of the Year too, she would go on to lead the Lady Bears to CIAA championship runner-up finish after racking up 444 kills, 297 digs and 54 service aces. Murphy was named to the CIAA All-Tournament Team in 2015.

 

Over the last three seasons, Murphy elevated her game, including eclipsing her 1,000th career kill on Nov. 6 vs. Fayetteville State while during her senior season, she surpassed the 1,000th mark in digs.

 

Murphy is a four-time All-CIAA recipient, whom was apart the women's volleyball championship teams in 2016 and 2018. Additionally, Murphy went to the CIAA Championship all four seasons of her career while also being named the 2017 CIAA Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

 

For her career, Murphy tallied 1,054 kills, 1,374 digs, 214 service aces and 50 blocks in 434 matches played over four seasons, two CIAA championships, three Southern Division titles, two NCAA appearances, Tournament Most Valuable Player (2016) and three CIAA First-Team selections.

 

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