Gwen Murphy Earns Third WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - NM State senior outside hitter Gwen Murphy has been named Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 9-15, the conference announced on Monday. This is Murphy’s third WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and her career.

The Elfrida, Ariz./Valley Union HS native led the Aggies to a 2-0 record on the road last week to finish WAC play undefeated, becoming just the fourth team ever and the first team other than Hawai’i to do so since 1993.

Murphy averaged 4.31 points, 3.25 kills on .632 hitting, 1.25 blocks, 0.50 digs and 0.38 service aces per set over the two matches. With the 4.31 points, she accounted for 25.09 percent of the Aggies total points for the week.

On Wednesday, she finished with 12 kills on .611 hitting, five blocks, four digs and two service aces in a thrilling five-set win at Seattle U.

In a sweep of Utah Valley on Saturday, Murphy finished with 14 kills on 20 attempts with one error for a .650 hitting percentage. She also added five blocks and an ace.

The Aggies travel to Kansas City, Mo. for the WAC Tournament this week and will play the winner of the No. 4 seed and No. 5 seed match on Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m.