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Notes: Voted hardest-working player and player who would make the best coach in midseason team survey her sophomore year ... 2007-08: ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Won Yale's Blanning Award as the team's most improved player ... Finished with 12 points (4-8-12) in 31 games, tripling her point total from the previous season ... Led team to 5-3 win at Princeton with short-handed goal and empty-net goal in third period ... Earned spot on ECAC Hockey Weekly Honor Roll ... All 12 of her points came in the season's final 19 games ... Whistled for only seven penalties all season ... 2006-07: Received Yale Club of Hartford's C. Gilbert Shephard Award, presented to students from the Greater Hartford area that in their freshman year at Yale excel in scholarship and athletics ... ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Appeared in 24 games, scoring one goal and adding three assists ... Scored first career goal in 5-1 win over Cornell Jan. 19 ... Did not incur a single penalty ... USA HOCKEY: Four-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp selection ... Before Yale: Assistant captain of the Connecticut Polar Bears team that took bronze at the 2006 National Championship ... Won Pomfret's Mimi Ashemead award, given to the player who contributes the most to the program ... Pomfret was New England finalists in her senior year ... Off the Ice: Member of Morse College ... History of science/history of medicine major ... Interested in becoming a doctor ... Member of the Cum Laude society ... Worked with Yale's National Youth Sports Program, helping local youths learn sports skills, during summer of 2007 ... Played lacrosse for Yale as a freshman ... Sister, Molly, attends Pomfret and plays hockey and lacrosse as well ... Has officiated ice hockey games, as has her sister and her father, David ... Mother, Elizabeth, officiates lacrosse and was a three-time league all-star in field hockey at Norwich University. Nickname: Murph, "Murphenator" to those select few Favorite athlete(s): Anyone that has pushed me to be better by pushing themselves. Best present/gift you ever received: Not quite the traditional gift, but my parents have managed to make it to 99% of my athletic contests over the years and I appreciate that a lot more than anything substantial they have given me. Favorite class: Issues in Bioethics If you could not play hockey, what other sport would you play? Lacrosse, maybe take my shot in the I.F.O.C.E (International Federation of Competitive Eating.) I bet I would do pretty well.