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Camille Murphy named women's basketball assistant at Morrisville State College

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College Athletic Director, Greg Carroll, and head coach, Sean Pinkerton, recently announced the addition of Syracuse, N.Y. native, Camille Murphy to the assistant coaching staff for the women’s basketball program this season.

Murphy, a former Division I women’s basketball player for the University of Georgia, began her playing career at Corcoran High School, where she was a three-year starter at the guard position, compiling an overall 69-5 record for the Cougars. In three seasons of play, Murphy averaged 20.6 points per game for Corcoran, including 16.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.2 steals her senior season, leading the team to several post-season Sectional Tournament appearances as well as the New York State Federation Tournament her final year.

At the conclusion of her high school career, Murphy garnered several awards and honors, including being named the Central New York Player of the Year by the Syracuse Post Standard/Herald Journal as a junior, and a third team All-America selection by the Women’s Basketball Journal as a senior.

Murphy received a full athletic scholarship to continue her playing career with the University of Georgia women’s basketball program in the 1998-99 season and in her first with Georgia, assisted the Lady Bulldogs to the NCAA “Big Dance”, as the team reached the Final Four.

As a sophomore, she appeared in all 36 games for Georgia, starting one, while establishing herself as a threat from behind the arc, hitting 30-of-79 tre’s.

The following year, Murphy’s junior season was cut short due to injury, but only after “shedding her stereotype as a pure shooter, distributing the ball with authority”.

In her final season with the Bulldogs, Murphy moved from the guard to point guard position, starting 23 games for Georgia, averaging 27.5 minutes per game. In 30 games, Murphy distributed the ball for 115 assists, a career best, while tallying 159 points. Her career highlight came against No. 18 Auburn, where she moved into the no. 8 spot among the Lady Bulldogs’ career leaders for three-pointers made, finishing her career in the eighth spot with 81 field goals from behind the arc.

Murphy graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and leisure studies in 2002.

Following graduation from the university, Murphy has been involved with various basketball camps and training programs in Georgia including the Peach State Basketball Program, L.E.A.P. Basketball Camp, the University of Georgia’s basketball camp, the CTC Foundation/Keisha Brown’s M.A.D. Basketball Camp, and the Lady Wolverines basketball travel team. From 2003-05 she served as a member of the UGA Athletics Media Staff, while assisting women’s head coach Andy Landers with player development with point and shooting guards.

In October 2007, Murphy earned yet another honor, as she was inducted into the Corcoran High School Hall of Fame, having her high school jersey retired to the rafters.

Morrisville State is scheduled to begin pre-season practice October 15th and will open the season November 18th at home against SUNY Canton.

Morrisville State begins active membership within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2009-10 and is eligible for NCAA Championship Tournament play.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.