Holly Murdock
Holly Murdock

Player Profile

Derriaghy, Northern Ireland

High School:
Hunterhouse College


Salto Gymnastics

2004 -- Competed on vault, bars and beam in the season opener vs. Utah ...Set career-bests on bars (9.8) and beam (9.9) at Cal ...Received NACGC Scholastic All-America honors for the second consecutive year, posting a 3.81 GPA on the year ...Second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection with a 3.84 GPA in Biology.

2003 -- Competed three times on beam and once on bars and vault ...Competed on vault for the first time at the Pac-10 Championships and scored a 9.65 on a new vault for her, a Yurchenko layout ...Learned the Yurchenko vault just two weeks prior to competing it ...Season-best on bars was 9.775 ...Earned a collegiate-best 9.875 on beam on Mar. 16 ... NACGC Scholastic All-American with a GPA of 3.83.

Club -- Member of the 1999 and 2001 World Championship squads for Great Britain ...Placed 14th in the all-around at the 2001 Worlds, the highest finish ever by a British gymnast ...Won the vault and beam titles and placed second in the all-around and on floor at the 2001 British Championships ...Nearly swept the gold medals at the 2001 Northern European Games, placing first in the all-around, vault, bars and beam ... Was the youngest member of the British World Championship team in 1999 and helped her team qualify for the 2000 Olympic Games ... First alternate for the Olympic team ...At the junior level, she won the all-around and bars titles at the 1998 British Championships and also claimed the 1997 Junior British vault title ...Third in the all-around at the 1996 Championships ...Placed fifth on beam at the 1998 Junior European Championships ...Trained at Salto Gymnastics Club under coach Tony Byrne.

Personal -- Describes her biggest thrill as placing 14th in the all-around at the 2001 World Championships ... Admires 1996 Olympic gold medalist Lilia Podkopayeva ... Hobbies include shopping and watching television ... Career objective is to become a veterinary surgeon ... Parents: Stanley and Cindy Cunningham ... Has one younger brother, Rory, and one older sister, Rachel ... Full name is Holly Claire Murdock ... Born Dec. 3, 1983 in Dundonald, Northern Ireland ... Undeclared major.