Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska School Record (200 Fly-1:57.28, 2019)
  • Seventh-Place Finish, Big Ten Championships (200 Fly, 2019)
  • Four Letters (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American (HM, 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Nebraska Outstanding Scholar (2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; Spring 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Sam Foltz 27 Hero Leadership Award (2020)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

2020-21 (Senior)
A leader in the pool, the classroom and the community for Nebraska, Izzie Murray closed her Husker swimming career with a pair of individual scoring performances at the 2021 Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis. The senior from North Bend, Ohio, won the C-Final in the 200 butterfly (1:58.86) to earn nine points for the Big Red. She added a 21st-place finish in the 100 fly to claim four more points. In addition to her 13 individual points, Murray contributed on Nebraska's 400 medley relay to play a leading role in helping the Huskers to their highest score and best team finish since joining the Big Ten in 2011-12.

During an abbreviated regular season, Murray produced four top-five finishes, including a second-place showing in the 100 fly at Iowa (Jan. 16). She added fourth-place finishes in the 100 fly on Senior Day in Lincoln against Illinois (Jan. 23) and in a tri-dual at Minnesota with Iowa (Feb. 6). She also contributed a fifth-place finish against the Gophers and Hawkeyes in the 200 fly. 

A standout academically, Murray was also one of just eight Husker student-athletes across all sports to earn a Nebraska Outstanding Scholar Award for posting a better then 3.9 GPA throughout her collegiate career.

2019-20 (Junior)
Murray was one of Nebraska’s top competitors in the butterfly events, finishing 24th in the 200 fly at the Big Ten Championships in a season-best time of 1:59.51. She added NU’s best time of the season with a 53.94 in the prelims of the 100 fly at the Big Ten meet. She placed 24th in the 100 fly (54.92) at the Big Ten Championships. Murray also represented the Huskers in the 50 free with a career-best 23.92 (76th) and in the 200-yard medley relay at the Big Ten meet. On the season, Murray earned nine top-five finishes, including a victory in the 200 fly in a team dual win over Northern Iowa. In the classroom, Murray was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and an Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second straight season. 

2018-19 (Sophomore)
Murray produced a strong sophomore season for the Huskers by earning seven top-five finishes. She raced to a top-eight finish at the Big Ten Championships by taking seventh in the 200 fly. She also finished 20th in the 100 fly and 40th in the 100 back at the Big Ten meet. During the regular season she posted a victory in the 100 fly against South Dakota State, a runner-up finish in both the 100 and 200 fly at the Mizzou Invite, and two third-place showings (vs. Kansas, Iowa State). She set career-best times in the 50 free (24.99), 100 free (55.12), 100 back (55.67), and 200 fly (1:57.11). Her time in the 200 fly was more than two-and-a-half seconds faster than her best time as a freshman. At the USA Swimming Winter Nationals, she competed in the 100 fly prelims on the long course. Out of the water, Murray was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. She was also an honorable-mention CSCAA All-American Scholar for the second straight season. 

2017-18 (Freshman)
Murray had an outstanding first year as a Husker, racking up 11 top-five finishes, including nine victories. She set a career best at the 2018 Big Ten Championships with a time of 53.72 in the 100-yard butterfly. She added a then-career best with a time of 1:59.67 in the 200 fly at USA Winter Nationals. She also swam a season-best 56.26 in the 100 back at USA Winter Nationals. At the 2018 Big Ten Championships, Murray competed in the 100 fly (23rd), 200 fly (24th) and 100 back (45th). One of Murray’s strongest performances came against Iowa State, when she won both the 100- and 200-yard butterfly. Murray also got off to a strong start in the classroom, earning honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar All-America accolades.

A six-time Ohio state champion, Murray came to Nebraska following an exceptional career at Taylor High School. Murray was crowned the state champion in the 100-yard butterfly and set state, district and league records in the event. She finished her career with eight school records. Murray was a four-time 100 butterfly league champ and two-time backstroke league champ. Murray also swam for the Cincinnati Marlins, helping the team’s 11th-place finish (2016) and seventh-place finish (2017) at Junior Nationals. The USA Swimming Scholastic All-American was a NCSA finalist, Junior National finalist and holds five club records. Murray was a four-time MVP, two-time All-State, Taylor High School Athlete of the Year, four-time first team CHL and two-time All-City. 

The daughter of Daniel and Terri Murray, Isabelle was born on May 4, 1999, in North Bend, Ohio. She has two brothers, Roman and Ethan. A fisheries and wildlife and environmental studies major, Izzie earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2021. She was an honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar All-American in 2018, 2019 and 2021. A three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten choice, Murray earned eight spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She was a four-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She also earned a prestigious Sam Foltz 27 Hero Leadership Award in 2020. 

 Career-Best Times

Event Times Meet (Date)
50 Free 23.92 Big Ten Championships (2020)
100 Free 55.12 Northern Iowa (2018)
100 Fly 53.72 Big Ten Championships (2018)
200 Fly  1:57.11 Last Chance Meet (2019)
100 Back 55.67 Big Ten Championships (2019)