PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers men's lacrosse graduating senior Connor Murphy was named a Scholar All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Murphy was recognized for his dedication and commitment in the classroom.
Murphy graduated in 2017 with a 3.5 GPA, majoring in finance. He was a four-time Academic All-Conference selection.
As a senior, Murphy started all 14 games on attack and was third on the team in goals (26) and points (40). In conference games, the Clifton, Va., native was third in the Big Ten in goals (13) and fourth in points (18).
For his career, Murphy played in 50 games “On the Banks”. He compiled 51 goals and 33 assists for 84 career points. He also collected 40 ground balls.
Murphy becomes the ninth Scholar All-American in program history, and the fifth in the past three years. Last season, Scott Bieda and Zack Sikora earned the accolade. They joined Joe Nardella and Campbell Sode (2015), Will Mangan (2012), Brian Shemesh (2011), Jamie Lovejoy (2005) and Jeff Duca (2003).
The USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III.
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