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Murray Named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention

Maryland Athletics
11-28-2017
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – After an outstanding senior season, middle blocker Hailey Murray was selected as an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention selection, as announced by the conference Tuesday.

“Hailey has put in a lot of hard work over the last four years, and it’s great to see her rewarded,” head coach Steve Aird said. “She put a lot of effort into developing her game, and this is a special honor to close out her Maryland career with.”

Murray ranked in the top-10 nationally for most of the season with a .437 hitting percentage. She averaged 1.80 kills per set in 32 starts and led the Terps with 0.83 blocks per set.

The Washington, D.C., native only began serving in September and finished the season third on the team with 17 service aces.

She was named to the Maryland Challenge and Thunder Invite All-Tournament teams and was selected as the Maryland Invite MVP during nonconference play.

Murray finishes her Maryland career with 818 kills. She ranks sixth in the Maryland record books with 356 block assists and seventh with 401 total blocks. Murray started all 108 matches in her career.

Murray is the Terps’ third honorable mention All-Big Ten selection.

Junior outside hitter Liz Twilley was selected as Maryland’s Sportsmanship Award recipient.

Maryland hit numerous program milestones this season as the squad finished with an 18-14 record. The 18 wins are the most for the team since 2010, and seven conference wins are the most for the squad since joining the Big Ten. It was the first time the Terps finished above .500 since 2012. The Terrapins began the season with 10 straight wins, the best start to a season for the program since 2005. Maryland upset two top-25 teams this year, earning the program's first-ever wins over Southern California and Purdue.

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