Murphy Named LEC Rookie of the Week for the Third Straight Week

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – For the third straight week and fourth time this season, freshman forward Olivia Murphy (Canton, Mass.) has been named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week for women's basketball as announced by the conference office on Monday.

The freshman continues to lead the conference in total weekly honors won this season, and was recognized as the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Rookie of the Week last Monday for the first time in her very young career.

Last week, the Canton native averaged 19.3 points and eight rebounds per game to help UMB to a 1-2 record.  Murphy finished all three games in double-figures including a career-best 29 points in Thursday's non-conference loss to Bridgewater State University.  Against the Panthers of Plymouth State University Murphy dropped in 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Beacons to their lone win of the week.

On-top of her 29 points, the 6'0" forward recorded her sixth double-double after tallying 10 boards against the Bears.  In Saturday's loss to Eastern Connecticut State, Murphy finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.