Where Are They Now? Katy Murphy
Dec. 13, 2007
Goaztecs.com is catching up with former Aztecs to see where life has taken them after graduation. Katy Murphy, a four-year letterwinner in softball and two-year participant in club soccer, shares her experiences as a collegiate athlete and the successes she has achieved in life.
Earning most valuable player honors in 1983 and 1985, Katy made a significant contribution to the Aztec softball team. She played both in the infield (shortstop) and outfield (right and left) for the softball team, and was a forward with the club soccer squad. Her name still stands in the Aztec top 10 for most career triples.
After graduating with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in physical education, she went on to earn her Master's in teaching. Katy now works as an elementary school physical education teacher at Juarez Elementary, and is one of the ambassadors that helped promote the Girls and Women in Sports Day on December 2.
What are you most proud of?
What did it mean for you to be a part of the athletic community and a student-athlete? Being a student-athlete was extremely important to me. The camaraderie and the friendships made during my life were exciting, enjoyable and fun. It gave me focus and a positive outlet, and also taught me that if you have a plan and follow it, you can do anything. If you persevere through the good and bad times, you will be a winner in life.
Have you continued your sport after college?
What is your favorite part about teaching?
How do you feel that being an athlete contributed to your success in life?
What is your greatest memory from college athletics?
What advice do you have for girls or women in sports today?
What are the major differences in women's athletics between now and when you were in college?