Catherine M. Murray '86
Title: Class of 1994

Catherine Murray, you were truly an athlete for all seasons during your years at WPI. You accumulated 10 varsity letters in the sports of basketball, field hockey, and softball, while also finding time to participate on th women's club soccer team and the outdoor track and field team.

You helped lead the basketball team to the ECAC championship in 1986-87. Your athletic memories also include a soccer game against Bridgewater State College, during which you made more than 60 saves as goalie. Your talent and dedication won you the support of your teammates, who elected you captain of the basketball team in 1985 and tri-captain in 1986; co-captain of the field hockey team in 1986; and co-captain of the softball team in 1987.

On the basketball court, you scored a remarkable 1,081 career points, while dishing out 641 assists and grabbing 323 rebounds as a point guard. you still hold the single-game assist record with eight. Those statistics rank among the best all-time records in women's basketball at WPI.

In 1987 you were named to the All-American New England basketball second team, the New England Women's Basketball Association All-star second team, and the Worcester Tip-Off Classic all-tourney team. You were a member of an ECAC championship team, and in 1984 you played on the only women's basketball team to play in the NCAA tournament. Your achievements on the court earned you spots on the ECAC and NEWMA honor rolls several times during your WPI career.

In field hockey, you were named a member of th 1986 state tourament all-tourney team and were a member of th WPI team that won the ECAC championship in 1986. Your athletic accomplishments won you the WPI Coaches Award in 1983 and the Varsity Club Award in 1987.

Your record of achievement extended beyond the field. You were elected to the Tau Beta Pi honor society and the Pi Tau Sigma mechanical engineering honor society. In 1987, you won the ASM Outstanding MQP Award. You were also vice president of varsity club. While working on a master;s degree in materials engineering, which you received from WPI in 1990, you worked at the Institute as an assistant softball coach.

Catherine Murray, for your dedication and contributions to WPI athletics, it is our honor to recognize you as a member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.