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Janet Murray

Sports:
Field Hockey & Basketball (Inducted: 1986-87)

Janet Murray

Janet Murray is considered by many to be the best female athlete of the first decade of co-education at Lafayette College. She is the first woman inductee of the school's athletic Hall of Fame. During a brilliant collegiate career, she won an incredible 11 varsity letters and never played on a losing team.


The 11 varsity teams for which she played owned a combined won-loss record of 110-49-9. As a senior, Murray captained Lafayette's field hockey, basketball and softball teams. She was a two time MVP in field hockey and MVP in basketball as a junior. In basketball as a 5'6" guard, Murray scored a modest 353 career points, but played in nearly every game over four years. In the spring, Murray turned to softball after being persuaded to try out for the team by head coach Pat Fisher. She proved to be a timely hitter who finished with a career batting average of .318.

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