Montana advanced to face No. 1 Portland State Friday night
Montana wins at Montana State for the eighth straight year
Montana hits .252 and serves up a season-high 10 aces
Montana closes regular season with Sacramento State on Saturday, Montana State on Monday
Montana vs. Idaho State (11/8/13)
Montana vs. Eastern Washington (10/31/13)
Montana vs. Montana State (10/21/13)
Montana vs. Southern Utah (10/11/13)
Montana vs. Northern Arizona (10/12/13)
2012 (junior season): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... The team's starting libero in the season's opening 22 matches before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Eastern Washington on Oct. 25 ... Led the team at 3.54 digs per set, an average that ranked seventh in the Big Sky ... Still finished second on the team with 301 digs despite missing the season's final six matches ... Had eight service aces to rank fifth on the team ... Had double-figure digs in 17 of 21 matches before injury ... Twice reached the 20-dig mark, with a season-high 24 in four-set win over Sacramento State and 23 three days later in five-set win at Montana State.
2011 (sophomore season): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in 20 of 24 matches and 78 of 97 sets at libero ... Injured in season-opening set against South Carolina and missed the next four matches ... Averaged a team-high 4.05 digs, which ranked eighth in the Big Sky Conference ... Posted double-figure digs the final 14 matches of the season, six times finishing with 20-plus digs ... Had 94 digs (4.95/s) over a four-match stretch late in the season ... Twelve services aces ranked fourth on the team.
2010 (freshman season): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Sat out the season's first seven matches as a potential redshirt ... Played in the final 21 matches in a defensive specialist role to solidify the team's ball-handling efforts ... Finished fourth on the team in digs at 1.98 per set ... One of the team's top servers, finishing with a team-high 16 service aces despite missing seven early matches ... Had seven double-figure digs matches ... Had a season-high 13 digs in five of the season's final eight matches.
Career Highs (entering the 2013 season)
Kills: 1, Idaho State (9.29.12)
Attacks: 2, six times
Hitting pct.: N/A
Assists: 4, two times
Service aces: 2, eight times
Digs: 25, Eastern Washington (10.28.11)
Prep: A 2010 graduate of Bozeman High ... An all-state selection who led BHS to a runner-up finish at the 2009 Class AA state tournament ... All-conference as a junior and senior and second-team all-state as a junior ... The Hawks' Outstanding Defense award recipient as a sophomore, junior and senior and team MVP as a sophomore ... A four-time academic all-state selection ... A member of the Bozeman Volleyball Club team that placed 66th in the 18 Club division at the 2010 AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, Fla.
Personal: Born February 26, 1992, in Bozeman, Mont. ... The daughter of Cheryl Blank and Jim Murphey ... Has an older sister, Caitlin ... A biology major.
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