2016-17 Tartan Women's Basketball News

  • Lisa Murphy Signs Contract to Play Professionally in Denmark
    July 05, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University 2017 graduate Lisa Murphy will continue her basketball career in Denmark where she signed a professional contract with Lemvig Basket of the Dameligaen, the top Danish league for women. Murphy concluded her Tartan career as the first player in team history to be named an All-American by both the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and D3hoops.com, a feat she accomplished in back-to-back seasons.
  • Murphy Repeats as WBCA and D3hoops.com First Team All-American
    March 20, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) was selected as a first team All-American by D3hoops.com for the second straight year when the organization announced its yearly awards prior to the Division III women’s basketball national championship on Saturday, March 18. Murphy’s honor joins her selection as the 2017 Jostens Trophy award winner this season.
  • Murphy Selected as 2017 Jostens Trophy Recipient
    March 14, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) has been selected as the 2017 Jostens Trophy award winner. Murphy was honored as the top women’s basketball player for her excellence on the court, in the classroom and in the community.
  • Murphy Named D3hoops.com Great Lakes Player of the Year
    March 13, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) was named the D3hoops.com Great Lakes Player of the Year on Monday. The top honor in the region is the first for Murphy and fourth regional honor of her career from D3hoops.com.
  • Murphy Collects Third ECAC South First Team Honor
    March 09, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) has received her third postseason award of the season, as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its annual awards today. Murphy was recognized for the third consecutive year on the ECAC Division III Women’s Basketball South All-Star First Team.
  • Tartans Complete Season with 80-69 Win for ECAC Championship Title
    March 05, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball team completed the 2016-2017 season with a win Sunday, March 5 in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship presented by Visit Myrtle Beach. The Tartans, who hosted the tournament, topped Waynesburg University in the final, 80-69. With the victory, the Tartans won their second ECAC Championship in program history and tied the school record for wins in a season with 21.
  • Team Effort Propels Tartans to ECAC Championship Final
    March 04, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball team shared the ball and locked down on defense in its Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship Semifinal victory against Stevenson University on Saturday, March 4. The Tartans topped the Mustangs, 65-50, to advance to the championship final to be played Sunday on its home court in Pittsburgh. The tournament is presented by Visit Myrtle Beach.
  • Tartans Advance to ECAC Semifinal with 84-59 Win
    March 03, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball team shot 49.2% to top Brooklyn College, 84-59, in its first game of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women's Basketball Championship presented by Visit Myrtle Beach on Friday, March 3. The Tartans are serving as host and advance to the semifinals and now have a season record of 19-7.
  • Murphy Honored as CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year, Hudepohl Repeats on Team
    February 28, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) has been honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as the 2017 CoSIDA Women’s Basketball Division III Academic All-America of the Year while she repeats as a first-team selection. Senior teammate Jackie Hudepohl (Saratoga, Calif./Lynbrook/Colgate) has also been recognized for the second year with selection to the first team.
  • Rotary Club of Salem Chooses Murphy as Finalist for Jostens Trophy
    February 28, 2017
    The Rotary Club of Salem, Virginia, has announced Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) as a finalist for the 2017 Jostens Trophy. Murphy is one of 10 finalists for the award, which is handed out to an outstanding NCAA Division III men’s and women’s basketball player who excels on the court, in the classroom and in the community.
  • Murphy Repeats as UAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Year
    February 27, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) received top honors from the University Athletic Association (UAA) as the Women’s Basketball Player of the Year. The honor is her second straight as she became the first women’s basketball player in Carnegie Mellon history to be a four-time first-team selection. Joining Murphy on the All-Association team is senior Jackie Hudepohl (Saratoga, Calif./Lynbrook/Colgate) who was honored for the second time, this year on the second team.
  • Tartans Selected to Host 2017 ECAC Championship
    February 27, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball team has been selected to host the 2017 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Women's Basketball Championship presented by Visit Myrtle Beach, making their third postseason appearance in five seasons. The Tartans are the overall top seed of a 15-team field after finishing the regular season with an 18-7 record.
  • Murphy Ties UAA Single-Game Rebound Record as Tartans Close Regular Season with 72-65 Win at Case Western Reserve
    February 25, 2017
    A 22-point fourth quarter helped the Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball team rally from a seven-point deficit to top Case Western Reserve University, 72-65, in University Athletic Association (UAA) road action Saturday afternoon. In the win, senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) tied the UAA record for rebounds with 24 and set a new offensive rebounding record with 12.
  • Murphy Sets Single-Season School Rebound Mark in 82-60 Win at Emory
    February 19, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball team traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to play the Eagles of Emory University and came away with an 82-60 victory on Sunday, February 19. Senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) continues to put her name in the school's record book, as she became Carnegie Mellon's single-season rebound leader after collecting 15 off the glass. Murphy now has 305 for the season and passes Amy Buxbaum's (90-91) mark of 304.
  • Four Tartans Score in Double Figures in Setback at Rochester
    February 17, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball team traveled to Rochester, New York, to play the Yellowjackets of the University of Rochester on Friday, February 17 and dropped an 86-79 University Athletic Association (UAA) contest. Carnegie Mellon is now 16-7 and 5-7 in UAA play while Rochester moves to 16-7 and 7-5.
  • Tartans Drop Home Contest to NYU, 66-51
    February 12, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball team dropped a home contest to New York University, 66-51, on Sunday, February 12. The Tartans are now 16-6 overall and 5-6 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while the Violets improve to 13-9 and 3-8.
  • Tartans End Skid with 74-56 Victory Against Brandeis; Murphy Sets Career UAA Scoring Record
    February 10, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball team hosted Brandeis University in University Athletic Association (UAA) action on Friday, February 10 and ended a four-game skid with a 74-56 win to move to 16-5 on the year and 5-5 in the UAA. The Judges fell to 11-10 and 3-7. By scoring 22 points, senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) became the UAA's all-time leading scorer, passing Marsha Harris (1994-1998) of NYU. Murphy now has 2,142 career points.
  • Hudepohl and Murphy Repeat on CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    February 09, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University seniors Jackie Hudepohl (Saratoga, Calif./Lynbrook/Colgate) and Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the second straight year. Hudepohl and Murphy are two of five players on the District 4 team. To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or significant reserve and maintain a GPA of 3.3 or better.
  • #20 Tartans Fall to Chicago on the Road
    February 05, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball team faced the University of Chicago on the road Sunday, February 5. The 20th-ranked Tartans fell to the Maroons, 88-39, to move to 15-5 on the year and 4-5 in the University Athletic Association (UAA).
  • Second-Half Comeback Falls Short for No. 20 Tartans at No. 9 Washington U.
    February 03, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball team traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, to face the Washington University Bears on Friday, February 3. The Bears, ranked ninth in the nation by D3hoops.com, defended their home court with a 79-69 victory over the 20th-ranked Tartans. The Tartans are now 15-4 overall and 4-4 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while the Bears move to 17-2 and 6-2.
  • Miscues Hurt No. 9 Tartans in Loss to Chicago
    January 29, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball team dropped an 81-61 decision to the University of Chicago on Sunday, January 29 in University Athletic Association (UAA) play. The ninth-ranked Tartans are now 15-3 on the year and 4-3 in the UAA, as the Maroons improve to 12-6 and 5-2.
  • No. 9 Tartans Fall Short Against No. 11 WashU in UAA Showdown, 78-72
    January 27, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball team hosted Washington University in St. Louis in a battle of top-ranked teams Friday, January 27 with the 11th-ranked Bears coming out on top, 78-72. The ninth-ranked Tartans are now 15-2 on the season and 4-2 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while the Bears hold an identical record.
  • Murphy and Filiere Receive Honors from ECAC
    January 25, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) and freshman Makayla Filiere (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton) received honors from Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) as Corvias ECAC Women’s Basketball South Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively. The honor is the second of the season for Filiere.
  • Murphy Tabbed as Player of the Week by Three Organizations
    January 24, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) earned her second honor from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association as the Division III Player of the Week, fourth as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week and third nod to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week. The 6’1 center had a standout weekend when she recorded her 2,000th career point, 1,000th career rebound and 200th career block.
  • Murphy’s Historic Day Soars #13 Tartans Past Emory, 93-73
    January 22, 2017
    Senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) scored a career-high 44 points while becoming the first women’s basketball player in University Athletic Association (UAA) history to score 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds, as the 13th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball team soared past Emory University, 93-73, on Sunday, January 22. The Tartans are now 15-1 overall and 4-1 in UAA play while the Eagles drop to 11-5 and 2-3.
  • Strong Fourth Quarter Propels #13 Tartans to Victory Against #23 Rochester
    January 20, 2017
    The 13th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball team defeated 23rd-ranked University of Rochester, 71-62, on Friday, January 20 at home in Skibo Gymnasium. The Tartans improve to 14-1 on the year and 3-1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while the Yellowjackets drop to 11-4 and 2-2.
  • Higgins Honored as ECAC Women’s Basketball South Rookie of the Week
    January 18, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University freshman Katharine Higgins (Montclair, N.J./Montclair) has been named the Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s Basketball South Rookie of the Week for her efforts in two road wins for the Tartans last week.
  • #15 Women’s Basketball Tops NYU, 66-61, to Complete Weekend Road Sweep
    January 15, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball team, ranked 15th nationally, defeated New York University, 66-61, on Sunday, January 15 in University Athletic Association (UAA) play behind two 20-point scorers in senior Jackie Hudepohl (Saratoga, Calif./Lynbrook (Colgate)) and freshman Katharine Higgins (Montclair, N.J.). Carnegie Mellon moves to 13-1, 2-1 while NYU is now 10-4, 0-3.
  • #15 Tartans Collect Road Win at Brandeis, 65-58
    January 13, 2017
    The inside-outside combination of senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) and freshman Makayla Filiere (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton) led the 15th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball team to its seventh road win of the season when it topped Brandeis University, 65-58, on Friday, January 13. The win moves Carnegie Mellon’s record to 12-1 overall and 1-1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while the Judges fall to 9-4, 1-1.
  • Filiere Honored as ECAC Women’s Basketball South Rookie of the Week
    January 10, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University freshman Makayla Filiere (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton) has been named the Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women’s Basketball South Rookie of the Week for her efforts against Case Western Reserve University on Saturday, January 7.
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