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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Where are they Now? - Bridget Murray - Playing in the Big Time

I am currently living in Voorheesville, NY, which is where I grew up.  After graduating from college, I was a little bit of a nomad.  I have been in the insurance industry since I graduated from college in 2004.  I spent some time right after graduation in Hartford and then transferred with work to Boston.  From there, I again transferred for work to Washington DC.  In 2009, I moved to New York City.  Then I got the opportunity to work for my family’s insurance agency, The Murray Group, in 2011 and moved back home.  I love living here.  It's great to have familiarity and be surrounded by family.  It also means I'm closer to Hartford so I can go see more games! It’s fun working with my family, and despite what many people may think it's not difficult to be surrounded by and working with family all week.  I like that I can reach out to the people I know in the local community and work with them on a daily basis.

I got married in June, 2012 and was so happy to have many former teammates and Coach Rizz and Sully attend. One of my favorite post college memories involving Hartford was when Sully started break dancing at my wedding! My older brother recently had twin boys, and my twin sister Lauren (who is known by many in the Hartford family) is due with a boy in November.  Lots of boys - we may be able to make a basketball team soon!

My favorite memory as a Hartford Hawk was warming up for the first round of the NCAA tournament in Oklahoma City.  It was the first time the women's team ever made it to the tourney, and it was the first time that there was a sellout in the arena we were playing in of over 12,000+ fans.  I distinctly remember shooting around right before the game, and then all of a sudden the Oklahoma band started playing and the team ran out on the court.  It felt like a big-time place to be playing. I really miss the good ol' days at UHa, but I'm glad I've been able to stay in touch with so many friends who really are like "family".  It's been fun going to teammates' weddings and hearing about their new babies