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2016 (Freshman): Appeared in 54 games as a freshman, making 40 starts • Saw action at first base and in the outfield, as well as as a pinch runner • Hit .316 with six doubles, 10 walks and 10 RBIs • Laid down three sacrifice bunts and went 6-for-8 on steals • Had 10 multi-hit performances.Click for expanded season details
Laid down a sac bunt in her first career plate appearance, then followed with a two-run single on opening day against North Dakota State (2/12) • Went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run against Texas (2/13) • 2-for-3 with a walk and a run against Illinois (2/21) • Singled, doubled and hit a sac fly in the seventh inning at Cal State Fullerton • Went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored against No. 11 Florida State (3/25) • Came through with the game-winning hit against USC Upstate (3/29), clocking a two-out bases-clearing double in the bottom of the sixth • Doubled and scored the game-winning run in the eighth inning at Charlotte (4/13) • Went 3-for-4 with an RBI in game two at Virginia (4/16), singling twice in the Heels' six-run fourth inning • Hit a bunt single, doubled and scored a run against Campbell • Came through in the clutch at NCAA Regionals, getting UNC on the board with a pinch-hit RBI single and a run in the first game against Longwood (5/20), then gave UNC the lead in the sixth against Longwood (5/21) with a pinch-hit RBI double.
Prep: Two-time MECKA 4A Conference Player of the Year (2014, 2015) • Two-time All-Lake Norman Softball Player of the Year (2014, 2015) • Named to the 2014 Champions Elite National All-Star Team • 2015 Greater Charlotte Hot Stove Softball Player of the Year • Two-time Charlotte Observer All-Observer Team (2014, 2015) • Four-time all-conference • Four-time all-district • Two-time all-state • 2012 Team Rookie of the Year • 2014 Team MVP • Hit .640 with an .860 slugging percentage and 11 stolen bases as a senior at William A. Hough High School • Broke Hough career records for hits (142), batting average (.582) and stolen bases (39) • Played travel ball for the Charlotte Starz, earning a career batting average of .582, on-base percentage of .632 and 148 career stolen bases • Had a 4.2 high school GPA.
Personal: Born Leah Murray on June 5 • Daughter of Jackie and Graham Murray • Has two siblings, TJ and Taylor • Participates in the Richard A. Baddour Leadership Academy as a member of the Rising Stars program and serves as a CREED Mentor • Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science.
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