"Being a GW gymnast has made a significant impact on my life and shaped me into the person I am today. In the past three years, I have grown into a better person and leader. I have the ability to apply the attributes I have gained into my future and become successful. My teammates are my family, and I am thankful everyday that I am a part of a first class experience."
2011 as a junior: Performed in all 11 meets ... led team with a 9.800 on the vault against Maryland (3/11) ... finshed third on team with a career-high 9.800 on the floor exercise at EAGL Championships (3/19) ... scored 9.700 or better on 11 routines ... finished second on team with 9.725 on the floor exercise against William & Mary (2/13) ... tied career-high score with 9.725 on the floor exercise at West Virginia Quad Meet (2/20) and against NC State (2/27).
2010 as a sophomore: Performed in all 13 regular season meets ... set career high of 9.725 on uneven bars against Towson (3/17), best team performance in event for the season ... recorded 12 routines of 9.700 or better ... scored team-high 9.675 on bars at EAGL Championship ... named to EAGL Second Team All-Tournament for All-Around ... led team with 9.600 on bars against Kentucky (3/12) ... also paced team with 9.675 on vault against Maryland (2/21) ... also led team with 9.700 on vault against Towson(2/26) and 9.600 on bars against Kentucky (3/12) ... finished season ranked 13th in EAGL in All-Around, with an average of 37.659.
2009 as a freshman: Named Second-team All-EAGL in the All-Around...Competed in all 12 meets in the 2009 season, including the EAGL Championships and the Southeast Regional....Recorded a career-high 39.00 in the all-around and 9.750 on beam at Ohio State (3/7) Scored a career-high 9.850 on vault vs. William and Mary (2/22)...Registered a career-high 9.675 on uneven bars at West Virginia (1/31)...Tallied 13 routines of 9.700 or better... Named to the 2009 All-EAGL Academic team.
Career Highs: Vault: 9.850, Bars: 9.725, Beam: 9.750, Floor: 9.800, AA: 39.00
High School/Club: Competed for the Woodlands Gymnastics Academy (WGA) Texas for 13 years.... A three-time Junior Olympic National qualifier...Region 3 Champion on the floor exercise in 2008...Finished second in the all-around... Finished second on vault and third on both the bars and beam...State Champion on the balance beam in 2006.
Personal: Born Amanda Elizabeth Murphy in Arlington, TX...daughter of Brady and Susan Murphy... has a younger brother, Colin (14)...interior design major....aspires to become an interior designer.