23 - Abby Murphy
Abby Murphy
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Bruno, Calif.
High School: Burlingame
Position: Right-handed Pitcher
1999: Turned in a sterling performance as UCSB's ace...Led team in most pitching categories, including 13 wins, good for tenth on UCSB's single-season list...Hurled 3.5 shutouts, including a one-hitter over Big West foe New Mexico State, a four-hit, career-high 11-strikeout effort over NCAA Regional participant Texas Tech and a ten-inning, seven-hitter over Pacific, who also made Regionals...Named Big West Pitcher of the Week and Santa Barbara News-Press Athlete of the Week during the season.

1998: Proved to be the Gauchos' most effective pitcher down the stretch after seeing limited action early on...Finished with the staff's second lowest ERA (1.73) and opponents' batting average (.249)...Hurled a shutout vs. NCAA Regional participant Long Beach State...Compiled a 5-8 record with four complete games and one save in 22 appearances and 85.0 innings of work.

High School: Named team MVP her senior season at Burlingame playing under coach Frank Firpo...All-San Mateo County selection...1997 first team all-league choice...Was also the setter on her volleyball team.

Personal: Abigail Murphy was born March 3, 1979...Roots for the Atlanta Braves...Favorite athletes are Greg Maddux and Sean Estes...Favorite author is Amy Tan and enjoys The Joy Luck Club. film..Majoring in Global and International Studies...Sister Amanda played first base at St. Mary's...Parents are Daniel and Stephanie Murphy.

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