Kathryn Murphy
Kathryn Murphy
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fairport, N.Y.
High School: Fairport
Position: Diving
Events: Diving
Major: Biology/Politics

Before Mount Holyoke: Six-year member of the varsity gymnastics team … Three-time captain … 2012 Sectional Champion on the balance beam … 2013 Sectional Champion in vault … Three-time Sectional Champion on bars (2014, 2015, 2016) … 2016 All-Around Sectional Champion … Five-year team member on the Section V State Team … Competed at the NYSPHSAA State Championship … 2017 NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Winner ... Level 10 competitive club gymnast. 

Personal: Majoring in Biology and Politics at Mount Holyoke College ... Swim and Dive Co-Captain ... Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Secretary ... 2021 Student Leadership and Service Award recipient ... 2020-21 Orientation Leader.

Favorite MHC Tradition: Orientation 101 and Mountain Day

Why Mount Holyoke?: When I think of why I chose Mount Holyoke, I immediately think back to my visit on campus and the five student-athletes (and future teammates) who went out of their way to introduce me to members of the community, welcome me in the classes I wanted to observe, and spent hours talking about their incredible experiences at Mount Holyoke. Those same five teammates are now incredibly close friends who have supported me through the highs and lows of college. The class I observed was one I ended up taking my first semester and the professor who taught it is now my advisor. My time at Mount Holyoke College has been incredibly special because of the students, the faculty and staff, the swimming and diving team, and because of my amazing coaches who push me to grow and have supported me through the entire process.

Favorite Quote: "Be relentless in the pursuit of believing that you can." -Nikki Hiltz