Nicolle Murphy
Nicolle  Murphy

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Arkansas City, Kan.

High School:
Arkansas City HS

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
10/19/1994

Experience:
2 Letters


05/28/2016

Eight Gophers Advance to NCAA Championship

Minnesota's eight NCAA qualifiers matches the most in program history

05/27/2016

Seniors Lead Gophers' NCAA Qualifiers

Liz Berkholtz, Nicolle Murphy, Lyndsey Thorpe, Heta Tuuri, and Kaila Urick join Jess Lehman in advancing to the NCAA Championship

05/23/2016

Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelim

Minnesota is sending 20 representatives to this week's NCAA West Prelim in Lawrence, Kan.

05/19/2016

Gophers Send 20 to NCAA West Prelim

Twenty Gophers have qualified for the NCAA West Prelim in Lawrence, Kan., next week

05/18/2016

Gophers Celebrate B1G Title

Gopher Digital Productions captured the women's track & field team's celebration as B1G co-champions over the weekend

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2016 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • did not compete during indoor season.

2015 Season - Indoor: Competed in three meets • placed fifth in the unseeded section of the shot put at the Parents Day Invite with a career-best mark of 13.90m (45-07.25) • recorded a career-best throw of 14.89m (48-10.25) in the weight throw at the Jack Johnson Classic • placed 11th in the weight throw (14.32m, 46-11.75) at St. Thomas Showcase.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Named First Team All-American, Second Team All-Big Ten, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in the javelin at eight meets and the hammer throw at three meets • recorded a season-best throw of 53.56m (175-09) to place sixth in the javelin at the NCAA Championship • finished second in the javelin at the Big Ten Championships with a throw of 48.90m (160-5.50) • recorded throw of 51.84m (170-01) to place third in the javelin at the NCAA West Prelim and advance to the NCAA Championship • recorded a career-best hammer throw of 47.57m (156-01) to place 10th at the Tommie Twilight • took 17th in the javelin with a throw of 45.70m (149-11) at the USATF Senior Outdoor Championships.

2014 Season - Indoor: Did not compete.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the javelin at seven meets and the hammer throw at two meets • named All-Big Ten Second Team honoree after finishing second in the javelin at Big Tens with a career-best throw of 175-09 (53.58m) • finished the season ranked fifth all-time in the javelin (175-09, 53.58m) • finished 14th in the javelin (154-06, 47.10m) at the NCAA West Prelims • won the javelin at Musco Twilight and USF Collegiate • recorded a season-best throw of 132-03 (40.31m) in the hammer at UC San Diego • placed 14th in the javelin at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships.

High School: A 2013 graduate of Arkansas City High School • high school coaches were Mitch Pontious and Matt Kmeic • competed in softball as a freshman and sophomore before transitioning to track and field her junior and senior years • 2012 Arkansas Valley Chisholm Trail League champion in the javelin and triple jump • 2012 USATF National Junior Olympics champion in javelin with a throw of 145-10 • set triple jump and javelin school records • softball honors included all-league first team left fielder (2010) and all-league second team left fielder (2011) • set high school home run record (10) in 2011 • 2012 Wendy's High School Heisman for Arkansas City High School • 2009 NCA All-American cheerleader • spent 10 years as a competitive cheerleader.

Personal: Born October 19, 1994 • daughter of Heather Murphy • plans to major in physical therapy • has one brother, Keegan • enjoys music and drawing.

Murphy's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Shot Put 45-07.25, 13.90m Parents Day (2/21/15)
Weight Throw 48-10.25, 14.89m Jack Johnson (1/30-31/15)
Murphy's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Hammer Throw 156-01, 47.57m Tommie Twilight (4/29/15)
Javelin 175-09, 53.58m (AT-5th) Big Ten Championships (5/17/14)

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Eight Gophers Advance to NCAA Championship

5/28/2016

Minnesota's eight NCAA Championship qualifiers matches the most in program history.

Seniors Lead Gophers' NCAA Qualifiers

5/27/2016

Liz Berkholtz, Nicolle Murphy, Lyndsey Thorpe, Heta Tuuri, and Kaila Urick join Jess Lehman in advancing to the NCAA Championship.

Day One NCAA West Prelim Action Postponed

5/26/2016

Due to inclement weather, Thursday's competition at the NCAA West Prelim is postponed until Friday.

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