Mariana Murphy

Mariana  Murphy

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Desert Vista

Height:
5-3

Event:
All-Around

Club Team:
Desert Lights


FRESHMAN YEAR | 2016: USAG All-American...earned first-team status on the uneven bars after finishing 10th at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships (9.200)...earned the team’s Outstanding Freshman Award...competed on the uneven bars during every team competition...posted a career-best 9.800 on that event during the team qualifying round of the USAG Championships...that score was ranked second on the team...also matched personal-best vault score (9.650) during that meet...also registered a 9.650 on the vault at the Denver Triangular and during both meets at Alaska...competed on the balance beam 11 times...scored a career-high 9.800 during the home triangular with Denver and Minnesota...that score was tied for second on the team.

HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Desert Vista High School...earned National Hispanic Scholar honors...competed a the club level for Desert Lights Gymnastics...coached by Lisa Spini, John Spini, Bob Peterson, Kari Ward, Neela Nelson, Molly Bozzuto, Bruce McGehee and Chris George...qualified to the NIT twice...also qualified for Westerns once...state all-around champion in 2015.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Tom and Ana Murphy...both parents served in the military...nickname is “Mar”...has two older brothers and one younger sister...majoring in biology...future plans include attending medical school or working in the intelligence or OSI fields...named to the Superintendent’s List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...hobbies include shopping, sleeping, reading and being with friends and family...hates scary movies...received Jump Wings in the summer of 2016...also completed Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and traveled to Massachusetts to visit family...both grandfathers served in the military...favorite events are the uneven bars or floor exercise (“it depends on the day”)...member of Cadet Squadron 34.

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