(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - 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.
Carnegie Mellon is part of District 4 which is comprised of all Division III schools in the state of Pennsylvania. Both Hudepohl and Murphy will now move on to the national ballot for Academic All-America recognition, an honor they both received last year. Murphy was named to the first team while Hudepohl was a second-team selection.
Hudepohl carries a 4.0 GPA while majoring in mathematics with a concentration in statistics. She is also minoring in both computer science and computational finance. In her second full season with the Tartans after an injury sidelined her after five games during her sophomore season, Hudepohl is second on the team in points per game with 17.3 and rebounding with an average of 8.7 a game. The senior is shooting 46.6% from the floor which is eighth in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while she is third in the UAA in free throw percentage at 83.3% for the year. In addition to her shooting and rebounding stats, Hudepohl is fifth in the UAA in assists per game at 3.3 and seventh with 0.9 blocks per game.
Away from the court, Hudepohl spent last summer as a trading intern at Susquehanna International Group and has secured employment at IMC Financial Markets in Chicago as a quantitative trader. She previously was a research assistant in computer science and engineering at Washington University in St. Louis while also participating in a workshop on applications of mathematics at Duke University. She has been a teaching assistant for four different classes in the mathematics and computer science departments at Carnegie Mellon and a peer tutor in academic development. Hudepohl was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa, is an Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar, and a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
Murphy holds a 3.84 GPA in psychology while pushing out a stat line of 24.8 points per game, 12.5 rebounds per game, 2.5 blocks per game and 1.2 assists per game. Contributing to her national leading 24.8 points per game is the nation's best shooting percentage of 81.7%. Murphy also leads the UAA in free-throw percentage (84.8%) and rebounds and blocks per game. Earlier this year she became the first player in UAA women's basketball history and 18th player in Division III history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds for her career. Additionally she is the 8th player in Division III history to tally 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 200 blocks.
When not playing basketball, Murphy spends her time as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and serves as vice president of Psi Chi, the International Psychology Honor Society. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board and is an Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar. Murphy has volunteered in the community on numerous occasions and spends each Monday at the Environmental Charter School in Pittsburgh as a student intern in an inclusive first grade classroom. Her volunteer activities include working with Special Olympics, Carnegie Mellon's 1,000 plus Day of Service, CMU's Service Saturday and working in small groups to provide lunches and conversation to those who are homeless and marginally housed in the area of Oakland through First Trinity Homeless Ministry. Murphy next stop will be graduate school, as she plans to earn her master's degree in early childhood special education.