Falcons open season Oct. 5, hosting New Mexico.
Murphy comes to Academy from Xavier College Prep in Phoenix, Ariz.
Laughlin swims second-fastest 200 back time in school history as well.
Senior Cassie Fletcher also cracks AF top 10 in 50 free.
Air Force vs. Nebraska Omaha - Oct. 15, 2011
2012-13 (JUNIOR): Fourth-fastest on team in 200 fly (2:08.26) and fifth in 100 fly (58.83), setting career-bests in both...also top 10 on team in 200 free (1:55.95), 500 free (5:14.72) and 1000 free (11:53.67).
2011-12(SOPHOMORE): Swam career-bests in the 200 free, 500 free and 200 fly...swam fourth-fastest 200 free and fifth-fastest 200 fly on the team.
2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Ranked fourth on the team in the 200 and 500 free, 200 breast and 200 fly events...also ranked sixth on the team in the 100 fly.
HIGH SCHOOL (Xavier): Lettered four years in swimming...led Xavier to four state titles...all-state and all-region...All-American relay qualifier...earned team's outstanding freshman, junior and senior awards in addition to team sportsmanship award...National Honor Society and National Spanish Honors Society member...high school swimming coach was current Air Force assistant coach Colleen Murphy...also swam for the Phoenix Swim Club, coached by Dave Gibson.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 21...nickname is Liz...has two siblings...hobbies are listening to music, shopping and spending time with friends and family...favorite food is pancakes...favorite movie is The Great Gatsby...credits her grandfather as having the biggest influence on her sports career...something most people don't know about her is that she lived overseas for four years...favorite quote: "I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter." -Walt Disney...pre-race ritual is coffee and a bagel for breakfast...favorite athlete is Jenny Thompson...if she could be on any reality TV show, it would be The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills...daughter of Vince and Carol Keenan.