Monroe-Woodbury alumna named to ESPN college team

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:49

    Jessica Furman of Monroe, a member of the Ursinus College wrestling and gymnastics teams, respectively, have been named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II College Division at-large team. Murray, a junior at 125 pounds, was named to the All-District second team. This is the first time he has earned the honor. Murray posted a 42-2 record this season, only falling twice in the national tournament. A two-time NWCA scholar All-American, Murray won his third Centennial Conference (CC) crown and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the 2005 CC meet. He started the season ranked sixth in Division III and reached as high as second in his weight class. Throughout the season he won four out of five individual tournament titles, while collecting his 100th career win this season, for a three-year total of 111-17 record. Murray was also named to the CC Academic Honor Roll this winter. Furman, a sophomore all-around gymnast, was also named to the All-District second team for the first time. She returned to the NCGA national championships this year, finishing 16th on the all-around with a score of 36.175. This season she ranked third and fifth in Division III in the all-around and the bars, respectively. Furman was named the All-Around Gymnast for the week for Mar. 7-13 for scoring a season-high 37.800 in the all-around competition in a dual meet. At the 2005 ECAC championships, she finished first on the bars (9.500), while finishing tied for fifth on the floor exercises (9.675) to end third in the all-around (73.350). She currently holds the Ursinus record for best score on the bars (9.750) and beam (9.800), accomplished during her freshman year. The members of the College Sports Information Directors of America select the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team. The 10 first-team selections move onto the national ballot for 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American honors, which will be announced June 16. The District II College Division consists of all non-NCAA Division I colleges and universities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. To be nominated for the ESPN The Magazine All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.2 or higher cumulative grade-point average and be a starter or a significant reserve.