At Bats: 3 (three times)|
Runs: 2 vs. Radford (4/20/00)
Hits: 1 (seven times)
Hit Streak: 3 games (4/18-4/21/00)
Runs Batted In: 4 vs. Radford (4/20/00)
Home Runs: 1 vs. Radford (4/20/00 - both ends of DH)
Walks: 1 (three times)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Florida (4/7/00)
At Bats: 3 vs. St. Mary's (Calif.) (2/22)|
Runs: 1 (four times)
Hits: 1 vs. Pittsburgh (3/2) & Pacific (2/25)
Hit Streak: 1 game (3/2) & (2/25)
Walks: 1 vs. Arkansas (4/15) & Pittsburgh (3/2)
THE WEEKLYS ON MURRAY:
"Nicole is a strong fundamental player with a tremendous work ethic. We have decided to shift her into the outfield, where she has shown signs of being very competent. A good hitter who has performed well at the plate in the past, Nicole will also be called upon to be a team leader for us."
AS A JUNIOR (2001):
The right-hander made her 2001 starting debut against Florida Atlantic on Feb. 4 and tossed 4.2 innings, walking eight Owls and allowing two hits...Saddled with the 3-0 setback despite yielding zero earned runs...Proved to be her only start in the circle all season?Relieved Leigh Ann Ellis in the Lady Vols' first encounter with North Carolina at the Triangle Classic on Feb. 17 but was tagged for seven runs in 2.2 frames... Later started in right field against Virginia Tech, St. Mary's (game one), Pacific (game two), Pittsburgh, and during the first game of series against LSU, Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi State...Scored once and walked during the caging of the Panthers...Also singled in Stockton, Calif., in the Tigers' lair...Was 0-for-8 in SEC plate appearances...Employed as a pinch runner in the second meeting with Auburn on April 21 and scored during UT's 5-3 loss...Came in as a pinch runner twice at Florida but did not score...Also batted once against the Gators but grounded out.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2000):
Hurled 23.2 innings and started four games for the Lady Vols, posting an 0-2 record with an 8.87 earned run average?Notched first career start at the Louisville Slugger Tournament versus host South Florida?Tossed 6.1 frames, giving up three hits and striking out two?Walked a school-record 11 batters but was not involved in the decision during UT's 5-4 triumph?Her next starting assignment came against #21 Stanford at the Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego?Lasted just one inning as the high-powered Cardinal offense swung into gear?Made relief appearances against Elon, Auburn, Florida and Kentucky?Surrendered five runs and four hits to Radford in 4.2 innings of work, as UT crushed the Highlanders, 13-5?Pitched five innings in Baton Rouge against #7 Louisiana State but was on the short end of the outing?Also saw significant time as a pinch runner, scoring 12 times?Managed 17 at bats, with six runs batted in and five runs?First career hit was a single in the 16-4 romp over #18 South Carolina on April 1?Jacked a three-run blast in 10-1 rout of Radford and added a sacrifice fly in the first game of the twinbill on April 20?Responsible for the third of UT's three consecutive homers in the third inning of the second encounter with the Highlanders?Due to a rib injury to Nadia Cameron, Murray made her initial career start as a position player versus Tennessee Tech on the final day of the campaign?Patrolling right field, she went 1-for-2 and scored a run in the 3-2 edging of the Golden Eagles.
AS A FRESHMAN (1999):
Gained valuable training experience under the guidance of senior hurlers Sarah Ayres and Buffy Walker, as well as junior Jackie Beavers.
A four-year letterwinner in softball at Del Campo High School, Murray captained the team two consecutive seasons?Was a first-team all-league selection as a sophomore, junior and senior?Made first-team all-area as a junior after registering 274 strikeouts and was a second-team choice in 1998?Tossed four no-hitters as a junior and notched 17 strikeouts against McClatchy and 16 versus Johnson?Fanned 15 batters against Nevada Union during her final season?Earned two letters in volleyball.
Majoring in accounting?Named Academic All-SEC in both 2000 and 2001?Selected as Del Campo's Outstanding Senior and as its Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior?Also wrote for her high school's student newspaper?Considers her parents to be her biggest influences since they encouraged her to compete in athletics?Claims that her biggest thrill in softball was helping her club team, the California Breeze, to a second-place finish at ASA Nationals in 1997?Hobbies include spending time with friends, family and pets?Decided to attend Tennessee because of its size and athletic background?Former teammates playing collegiately include Janell Bergstrom (Oregon), Stephanie Ramos (UCLA), Barbie Pierce (Penn State), Jennifer Holt (Cal State Fullerton) and Yolanda Estrada (Sacramento State)?Nicole Kristen Murray was born Dec. 23, 1980, in Sacramento, Calif...Her parents are Richard and JoAnn Murray.
MURRAY'S CAREER STATISTICS