2013 (Junior): Played in 21 matches and earned 13 starts … Finished second on the team in assists (426) and assists per set (6.55) … Tallied a season-best 46 assists against Big 12 member TCU (Sept. 21) while also dishing out 42 helpers in the season-opening five-set victory over defending Atlantic Sun champion East Tennessee State (Aug. 30) at the Wake Forest Invitational … Posted two double-doubles - the first against ETSU (42 assists/10 digs) and the second at SEC foe Georgia (Sept. 14) (25 assists/10 digs) in the finale of the Benson’s Hospitality Group Invitational … Served up three aces against the Buccaneers, matching her career high … Racked up three block assists in a four-set victory over North Florida (Sept. 14).
2012 (Sophomore): Earned significant playing time when starter Ari Lysacek was injured early in the season … Ended the year with 716 assists (7.46 per set) as she started 19 matches … Hit a team-best .286 with 35 kills and just nine errors in 91 attempts … Finished 10th in the Southern Conference in assists per set … Tallied three double-doubles with two of them occurring in SoCon play … Posted her first career double-double against UNC Asheville (9/7) with personal bests in assists (59) and digs (13) … Put down a career-best seven kills versus The Citadel (9/22) … Also set personal highs in aces (three) against N.C. A&T (9/8) and blocks (four) vs. UNC Asheville … Tallied a solo block twice.
2011 (Freshman): Played in 28 matches, including six starts, to earn her first letter … Saw action in 82 of a possible 118 sets … Recorded 115 total digs on the year for a 1.40 digs per set average … Reached double figures in digs on two occasions – 12 against Evansville (Aug. 27) and 10 against FAU (Sept. 9) … Dished out 218 assists, for a 2.66 assists per set average … Reached double figures in assists 10 times, including a career-high 23 against Chattanooga (Oct. 8) … Tallied 17 kills on the year, including a career-high three against Furman (Oct. 21) as she hit.600 … Notched six block assisted, with three coming in the final match of the year against the College of Charleston (Nov. 12) … Served one ace in three matches.
High School: Played for coach Katie McCrath at Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. … named to the Miami Herald All-County First-Team as a junior and senior … was nominated for the class 2A State Player of the Year award as a senior … earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior … named to the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel first-team as a senior and earned second-team honors as a junior … helped lead her team to state runner-up honors in class 2A her senior season … named valedictorian of her class upon graduating and was the treasurer of the National Honor Society … was also a member of the track & field team.
Club: Played five seasons with Tribe Volleyball Club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for coach Carla Nicolson … helped lead her team to a fifth place finish at the 2010 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship … named All-Tournament at the national championships for her efforts.
Personal: Emily Elizabeth McMurtrey … born Jan. 16, 1993 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. … daughter of Fred and Debi McMurtrey … has one older brother, Robert … double majoring in kinesiology and pre-physical therapy at UNCG.