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
2011-12 Highlights: 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 Highlights: 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 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 ... daughter of Vince and Carol Keenan.
Getting to Know Elizabeth...
Pre-race/meet rituals: coffee and a bagel for breakfast.
Favorite athlete and why: Jenny Thompson. I remember looking up to her as a swimmer when I was young. I even had the opportunity to meet her at a swim meet. She is a very genuine and hardworking person and her accomplishments both in and out of the pool are amazing.
If you could be on any reality TV show, what would it be? The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills