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    Jená Murphy     
     
      Jená Murphy
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Germantown

Height:
5-5

2008: Was a member of the cross country team but did not see action in competition...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time...2007: Did not run cross country but joined the track & field team...Carried a 4.00 grade point average during the school year.

HIGH SCHOOL: Participated in track, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading during her high school days...Had a career best of 15.37 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles to finish in fourth place at the 2006 TSSAA Class AAA Section 4 meet...Placed ninth at the 2006 TSSAA AAA State Championship Meet in the 100m hurdles, charting a time of 15.77 against a 2.5 meters per second headwind...Was a member of National Honor Society and the Beta Club at Germantown High School...Was president of the 56th Kappa Alpha Psi Debutante Presentation and was involved with Gamma Sigma Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma and National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

PERSONAL: Jená is majoring in exercise science and minoring in business at the University of Tennessee...She is the recipient of the African American Image Award while at UT...Aspires to open her own fitness complex and expand to multiple sites around the country...Models herself after United States track & field great Jackie Joyner Kersee and lists her parents as the people she most admires...Has one sibling, Justina Murphy, 22...Jená Emily Murphy was born in Mississippi on March 19, 1988...Her parents are Ursula Thomas and Jim Thomas.

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