Janet Murray

About This Inductee

At Wyoming Seminary, Janet earned 12 varsity letters: 4 field hockey, 4 basketball, 3 softball, 1 swimming. She received the Jane P. Diamond Athletic Award 1972; the Harry W. Wilson Memorial Award 1975-1976. She was named MVP in field hockey 1974-1975, in basketball 1973 through 1976, in softball 1975-1976. She was named 1976 East/West All Star Basketball Dream Game MVP. She captained the 1975 field hockey team, 1976 softball team and 1975-1976 basketball teams. In 1976 she was awarded the high school Superstar Certificate for her outstanding ability in hockey as well as sportsmanship. Janet was inducted into Wyoming Seminary’s Hall of Fame and is considered to be the best female athlete of the first decade of co-education at Lafayette College. She is the first woman inductee to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame 1986 and in 2000 was honored as one of the Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century. During her collegiate career, she won 11 varsity letters. The teams she played on owned a combined win-loss record of 110-49-9. She captained Lafayette’s field hockey team 1979, basketball team 1979-1980 and softball team 1980. She was a two-time MVP in field hockey and an MVP in basketball. Janet was talented enough in field hockey to try out for the U.S. Olympic team. Career totals include 234 rebounds, 146 assists. In softball, she finished with a career batting average of .318. She won recognition as winner of the Charles A. Albert Award for top athletic accomplishment. Janet still participates on several women’s field hockey teams, playing in tournaments across the United States. She presently resides in Chestnut Ridge, NY.