June 27, 2013
CHICAGO - Recently graduated Loyola University Chicago sprinter Declan Murray (Strongsville, Ohio/St. Ignatius) has been named a Capital One Third Team Academic All-America selection, as announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Loyola head track & field coach Randy Hasenbank is proud of the effort Murray put in both on and off the track during his four years as a Rambler.
"It's a great accomplishment to get our first CoSIDA All-American," said Hasenbank. "This award really caps off a great career for Declan. He has been a terrific student-athlete and representative of Loyola and our track & field program. We wish Declan all the best in his future endeavors."
Murray, a psychology and economics double major, recently wrapped up one of the finest individual seasons in school history. He captured conference titles in the 800m run and 4x400m relay during both the indoor and outdoor campaigns, setting new school records in each event as well.
The Strongsville, Ohio native ended his career by garnering First Team All-America honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) after qualifying for the 800m National Final at both the indoor and outdoor NCAA National Championships, highlighted by Murray finishing third at the national indoor meet.