2009 Conference USA Spirit of Service Award Winner
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Earned the start at first base against Texas State (Feb. 19)... Had a hit against the Bobcats (Feb. 20)... Saw action at first base in the finale against Santa Clara (Feb. 28)... Had a pinch hit against Arizona State (March 21).
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009)
Made his first career start against Kansas State (Feb. 20)... Batted 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored in the win over SFA on Feb. 24... Went 1-for-3 against No. 6 Baylor in the Houston College Classic (Feb. 27)... Batted 2-for-3 with one RBI in the March 13 series opener against Pacific... Batted 1-for-2 and scored one run against Pacific on March 14... Hit 3-for-4 with one run and an RBI against No. 29 Lamar on March 17... Scored a run in a 1-for-2 performance against UAB in the series opener (March 20)... Went 2-for-4 and recorded two RBIs against Louisiana-Lafayette (March 24)... Batted 2-for-3 against Tulane in the series opener at Turchin Stadium (March 27)... Had a hit and an RBI against UTSA (April 1)... Made it to base after pinch-hitting in the April 14 rematch against Sam Houston State... Batted 2-for-4 against Lamar (April 22)... Went 1-for-2 against Marshall in the second game of the series (April 25)... Scored a run, recorded two RBIs in a 2-for-3 performance in the series finale against Marshall (April 26)... Earned the start at first base, going 1-for-2, scoring a run against McNeese State (April 29)... Finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and and RBI against No. 2 Rice (May 3)... Was 1-for-4 with six putouts at first base against No. 22 East Carolina (May 8)... Was 2-for-4, scoring a run against UCF (May 15)... Hit his first career homerun against UAB at the C-USA Tournament (May 22).
Sat out as a redshirt after recovering from treatment from leukemia.
WEST BROOK HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner for head coach Jacob Walton... Competed in the state playoffs in three of four seasons... Cum laude Honors graduate and graduated in the Top 12 percent of his class... Played summer ball for the Southeast Texas Sun Devils for head coach Matt Thompson and was the 2004 Junior Olympic champions. Senior (2007): Batted .405 with nine home runs and 45 runs scored to help lead the Bruins to 25-9 overall record and District 21-5A championship, its first in more than a decade... District 21-5A Most Valuable Player... Member of the All-Southwest Texas Team, the Port Arthur News Dream Team and the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team... Smashed three home runs and tossed a complete game from the mound against Kingwood High... Honored as KMBT 12 Sports Athlete of the Week and Houston 5A Baseball Hitter of the Week. Junior (2006): Was an All-District 22-5A First Team honoree after batting .413 with six doubles, two triples and three home runs... Named to All-Southeast Texas Team and the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team... Named West Brook High Defensive Player of the Year... Recognized as SETXSPORTS.com Player of the Week. Freshman (2004): Batted .451 during his first prep season.
Full name is David Michael Murphy... Born April 14, 1989, in Beaumont, Texas... Son of Mike and Ellen Murphy... Health and Human Performance major... Also recruited by Lamar, TCU, New Orleans and LSU.