UCLA Softball BIO
Player Profile:

Murray played in 53 contests as a pinch-runner, scoring 27 runs ... was a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts ... crossed home plate five times in the postseason, scoring the Bruins' eighth run in the National Championship clinching game against Arizona on June 8 ... also scored in the Women's College World Series against Georgia (June 6), in the Super Regionals versus Louisiana-Lafayette (May 29 and 30) and in the Regionals against Saint Mary's (May 21) ... scored in three straight pinch-running appearances against Cal State Northridge (Feb. 20), Portland State (Feb. 21) and Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 24) and versus Arizona (May 13 and 15) and Saint Mary's (May 21) ... tallied the game-winning run three times against Loyola Marymount (March 28), Washington (April 1) and Georgia ... stole bases against UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 17), Texas (Feb. 26) and Oregon (May 2) ... named to the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.

Came in 36 games off the bench, scoring 15 runs and stealing her first collegiate base on March 8 against Longwood ... crossed home plate in back-to-back, pinch-running stints five times ... scored the game-winning run on a walk-off wild pitch against Missouri on March 1 ... also scored the game-winner against Oregon State (April 17) ... in that contest against the Beavers, she played in the field for the first time in right, making one putout ... named to the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.

Entered a game five times as a pinch-runner, scoring a run in her first contest on March 8 against Rutgers ... scored the game-winning run on a walk-off hit in an eight-inning victory over Long Beach State on March 9 ... also crossed home plate on March 25 at UC Santa Barbara.

Murray played four years of softball and volleyball at Gahr High School in Cerritos, Calif. ... earned All-San Gabriel Valley League honors her final three seasons in softball ... named the Gladiators' team captain in 2007 ... also earned all-league honors in 2006 and 2007 in volleyball and was a team captain for both those seasons ... recognized with the Ron Waldrum Scholar Athlete award ... played club with Orange County Impact.

Born Grace Alice Murray on Sept. 11, 1989 in New Burgh, N.Y. ... parents are Lily and Brian Murray ... has an older sister, Iris, who finished up a four-year career with the Long Beach State volleyball team in 2008 and an older brother, Eddie, who concluded a four-year career with the UCLA baseball team in 2009 ... chose UCLA because it has one of the top athletic and academic programs in the country ... favorites include actors Adam Sandler and Heath Ledger and the movies "50 First Dates" and "A Knight's Tale" ... is a member of Student-Athlete Mentors ... majoring in psychology with a minor in education ... aspires to be an athletic director.

Grace Murray's Career Statistics


Grace Murray's Game Highs

RUNS SCORED1, 45 Times (last vs. Arizona, 6/8/10)
STOLEN BASES1, Four Times (last vs. Oregon, 5/2/10)
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