Honors & Awards
- One Letter (2018)
- CSCAA Scholar All-American (HM, 2018)
- Academic All-Big Ten (2019)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2018)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)
Izzie Murray will shoot for career-best times and higher finishes after a strong debut season for the Huskers in 2017-18. The sophomore from North Bend, Ohio produced a pair of top-24 finishes in the butterfly events for the Big Red at the Big Ten Championships. She also got off to an impressive start in the classroom as an honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar All-American.
Murray had an outstanding first year as a Husker, racking up 11 top-five finishes, including nine victories. She set a career best at the 2018 Big Ten Championships with a time of 53.72 in the 100-yard butterfly. She added a career best with a time of 1:59.67 in the 200 fly at USA Winter Nationals. She also swam a collegiate-best 56.26 in the 100 back at USA Winter Nationals. At the 2018 Big Ten Championships, Murray competed in the 100 fly (23rd), 200 fly (24th) and 100 back (45th). One of Murray’s strongest performances came against Iowa State, when she won both the 100- and 200-yard butterfly. Murray also got off to a strong start in the classroom, earning honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar All-America accolades. She also claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2017-18. She was a member of the 2018 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.
A six-time Ohio state champion, Murray came to Nebraska following an exceptional career at Taylor High School. Murray was crowned the state champion in the 100-yard butterfly and set state, district and league records in the event. She finished her career with eight school records. Murray was a four-time 100 butterfly league champ and two-time backstroke league champ. Murray also swam for the Cincinnati Marlins aiding to the team’s 11th-place finish (2016) and seventh-place finish (2017) at Junior Nationals. The USA Swimming Scholastic All-American was a NCSA finalist, Junior National finalist and holds five club records. Murray was a four-time MVP, two-time All-State, Taylor High School Athlete of the Year, four-time first team CHL and two-time All-City. Murray was a standout in the classroom, graduating fourth in her class, earning math and science department awards. She was awarded the AP Scholar Award, Seaver Ath-demic Award, Channel 9 News Student of the Month and was a four-time CHL Scholar Athlete.
The daughter of Daniel and Terri Murray, Isabelle was born on May 4, 1999, in North Bend, Ohio. She has two brothers, Roman and Ethan. Izzie is an environmental studies major who earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2019. She was an honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar All-American in 2018. She is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018 and 2019. She chose Nebraska over Rutgers and Arkansas.
|100 Fly||53.72||Big Ten Championships (2018)|
|200 Fly||1:59.67||USA Winter Nationals (2017)|
|100 Back||56.26||USA Winter Nationals (2017)|