Rugby Player named OUA Female Athlete of the Year

May 11, 2012 - Campus Bulletin

Women’s rugby player Jacey Murphy has been named the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) female Athlete of the Year. She received the honour at the 2012 OUA Honour Awards banquet Thursday night.

Murphy, a fifth-year B.Sc.(Agr.) student, was also named U of G’s female athlete of the year and was nominated for the prestigious Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) athlete of the year award in 2012. She is only the fourth University of Guelph athlete ever nominated for the CIS honour.

Murphy has been a dominant force on the Gryphon women’s rugby team throughout her career and especially this season en route to the team’s OUA and CIS championships. She was named CIS Player of the Year and received the OUA Most Valuable Player award. She led the OUA conference this season with 12 tries in the five-game regular season and placed third with 60 points. Murphy also earned all-Canadian status and was named a CIS championship all-star.

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