Allison Murphy enters her first season as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Houston.
Her primary responsibility will be serving as the primary trainer for women's basketball while assisting with all other sports. She is also in charge of the inventory and ordering of supplies and equipment as well as assisting with the budget.
Prior to joining the staff at UH, Murphy spent two years as a graduate assistant at Georgia Tech where she worked primarily with the men's and women's swimming and diving teams.
She also assisted with the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for the football, women's basketball, volleyball and men's and women's track and field squads. Murphy also assisted with the medical coverage at the 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four at the Georgia Dome.
She also provided medical coverage at the 2006 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships and was in charge of athletic training responsibilities at the 2006 U.S. Collegiate Golf Championships. Murphy has also volunteered for the 2006 Parlympic Games and for the CFL's Saskatchewan Rough Riders scouting camp.
The native of Valrico, Fla., earned her bachelor's degree in athletic training at Gardner Webb University in 2005 and her master's in sports medicine at Georgia State in 2007. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and is licensed by the American Red Cross as both a first responder and professional rescuer.
While an undergraduate at Gardner Webb, Murphy was a standout softball player from 2000-2004. She played both shortstop and first base, earning NCAA All-Independent Second Team honors and was also named honorable mention All-America by the National Christian College Athletic Association.
While a student trainer, Murphy worked with the women's soccer, football, cross country, wrestling and men's basketball teams while also serving as a teaching assistant for a therapeutic modalities course in GWU's NATA-BOC approved curriculum. She was also awarded Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference honors in both 2003 and 2004.
In her spare times, she enjoys the outdoors, cooking and baking. She lives in Houston.