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Kara Murphy to play professional basketball in Sweden

By mikeb Published: January 5, 2012

Kara Murphy has signed a professional contract to continue her basketball playing career with Umea Comets of the Swedish Damligan – the most competitive women’s league in Sweden.

Murphy, a former St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and University of Akron standout, will join the team for the second half of the Damligan season.

Murphy finished her UA career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,777 points and started 123 consecutive games. She holds program records for scoring in a season (580 points), free throws in a season (166), free throws in a career (480), and is third in career 3-pointers (127).

She also finished her career ninth on the career rebounds list (630). She twice scored a career-high 32 points in a Zips game.

Murphy received All-Mid-American Conference honors in each of her four seasons, including All-MAC First Team and All-MAC Tournament Team honors in 2009-10.



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