Sophomore (2013-14) Sadie Murren (pronounced MURR-en) enjoyed a healthy season and turned up her production as a sophomore. After missing nearly half of her freshman campaign with a back injury, Murren proved herself as a dangerous shooter in non-conference play. She shot 50 percent (15-30) from three-point range, 46.5 percent (20-43) overall from the field and 71.4 percent (10-14) from the free throw line for the season. She averaged 2.6 points and 1.0 rebound per game in 8.3 minutes per contest.
An academic All-Big Ten selection in 2014, Murren played in 25 games including Nebraska's first-round win over Fresno State in the NCAA Tournament.
Murren played in 43 games in her Husker career, finishing with 92 points, 45 rebounds and 12 assists before electing to transfer at the conclusion of her sophomore season.
Murren had back-to-back 11-point efforts to close non-conference play. She hit 3-of-6 threes to finish with 11 points against Oral Roberts. It marked the fifth time in a nine-game stretch in which she hit multiple threes. She also had 11 points and a career-high eight rebounds while hitting 3-of-6 threes in a win over South Dakota Dec. 21.
In NU's final four non-conference games, Murren averaged 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds, going 8-of-16 from long range. She added eight points in NU's win over Southern on Nov. 24, including 2-for-3 shooting from long range. She pitched in eight more points on 2-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc in a win over Utah State on Dec. 8.
Freshman (2012-13) Murren averaged 1.5 points and 0.9 rebounds per game off the bench, while hitting seven three-pointers in 18 games. She had missed 12 straight games with a back injury before returning to the court in NU’s Big Ten quarterfinal win over Iowa on March 8. She added a steal in one minute of action in NU’s NCAA Tournament first-round win over Chattanooga March 23.
Murren had a season-high nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from long range in a win over Northern Arizona on Nov. 16. That followed an eight-point effort with a pair of threes in a win over Temple on Nov. 11. She scored all eight points in a span of 3:37, helping to fuel a 17-3 NU surge in the first half. She opened her career with five points, three rebounds and one assist in a win over North Carolina A&T on Nov. 9. She added a career-best two assists and tied a career high with three rebounds Nov. 20.
Murren had three points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal while tying a career high with 21 minutes played against Oral Roberts Dec. 20.
She had an offensive rebound and an assist in two minutes off the bench in NU’s Big Ten-opening victory over Wisconsin Jan. 2. For the year, she played in just three regular-season Big Ten Conference games, while battling a back injury.
Off the court, Murren earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.
High School Murren was ranked as the No. 226 overall high school player in the nation by Blue Star prior to her senior season in 2011-12. She was a second-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald as a senior.
Murren averaged 17.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game for the Warriors, while helping Wahoo to a 21-5 overall record in 2011-12.
As a senior, Murren was a first-team Class C-1 All-State selection in 2010, 2011 and 2012. She averaged 16.9 points, 5.7 assists and 4.0 steals per game as a junior for a 27-2 Wahoo team that finished as the Class C-1 state runner-up.
The Colon, Neb., native also helped the Warriors to the Class C-1 state championship game as a sophomore in 2010. In her career for Coach Linda Walker at Wahoo, Murren was the school career leader with 1,449 points, 402 assists and 255 steals, and she also knocked down 166 three-pointers. She capped her high school career by being chosen to compete for the Red Team at the 2012 Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star Game.
Outside of high school basketball, Murren played for the Cornhusker Shooting Stars.
Murren was also an active competitor on the Wahoo track and field team, finishing sixth in the girls 300 hurdles at the 2010 Class B State Track and Field Championships. She also competed in the 100 hurdles, the 4x100 relay and the 4x400 relay. She earned three track and field letters, while adding one letter each in softball and volleyball during her prep career.
In addition to her accomplishments on the court, Murren was also a standout in the classroom. She ranked among the top five students in her 65-person high school graduation class with a perfect 4.0 GPA. She earned academic all-state honors in both basketball and track and field multiple times in her prep career. She was also honored as a 2011 Pinnacle Bank High School Leader award winner, which was presented by Gov. Dave Heineman to the top 50 high school juniors in Nebraska based on academics, leadership abilities, community service and school involvement.
Personal Sadie is the daughter of Mike and Vicki Murren. Sadie was born Aug. 20, 1993 in Lincoln, Neb. She has two older brothers, Matt and Taylor, and one older sister, Mattie. Taylor was a senior basketball player at Briar Cliff in Sioux City, Iowa, in 2012-13, while Mattie will be a junior on the Chargers' women's team in 2013-14. Matt is a teacher and head girls basketball coach at Clarkson/Leigh High School.
Sadie's father, Mike, and brother, Matt, both graduated from Nebraska. Her uncle, Gregg Reeves, was a defensive end on Coach Tom Osborne's Nebraska football team, lettering from 1983 to 1985.
Sadie originally signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Wisconsin-Green Bay, but was granted a release from her NLI after Coach Matt Bollant left the school to be the head coach at Illinois.
Murren was an actuarial science major at Nebraska. She earned academic All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore and was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2014. She was a four-time selection to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She also earned a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award and a spot on the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014.
Murren, who originally chose Green Bay over South Dakota, selected Nebraska over Illinois and Iowa State.
Five Facts About Sadie
Sadie is one of three current college basketball players in her immediate family.
Sadie's favorite basketball player is LeBron James.
Her best friend is her sister, Mattie.
Sadie loves the color pink.
She loves eating healthy and likes to cook.
Murren's Career Statistics
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