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Thomas More Athletes Receive Conference Honors

Two Thomas More College athletes received Presidents' Athletics Conference (PAC) honors this week.

Junior basketball guard Madison Temple and first-year wrestler Jimmy Murphy earned the weekly honors from the conference. 

Temple, from Cincinnati, was named the PAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. 

She paced the fifth-ranked Saints during their 2-0 week, averaging 17 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds and 2 steals. Temple shot at a 52.2 percent (12-of-23) clip from the floor and knocked down 7-of-8 (87.5 percent) free throw attempts. In Saturday’s win at Washington & Jefferson College, she totaled 18 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and three steals while going 7-of-14 from the field.

Murphy, from Milford, Oh., was named the PAC Wrestling Rookie of the Week. He helped lead the Saints to a sixth-place finish at Saturday’s Spartan Mat Classic, which was hosted by Manchester University. Murphy went 5-1 at the event to finish third at 125 pounds. He opened with a 7-1 decision falling by pin (1:09) and would go on to post a 16-1 technical fall win and a 6-4 decision before recording a pin (2:51).  Murphy earned a forfeit in the third-place match. 

Temple and the women’s basketball team open a two-game homestand on Wednesday (January 17) when they host Saint Vincent College at 5:30 p.m. at the Connor Convocation Center. 

Murphy and the wrestling team host Waynesburg University on Friday (January 19) at 5 p.m. in a PAC dual at the Connor Convocation Center.

-Staff report