John Murray is a junior freestyle specialist at the University of Texas. Born April 24, 1994 in San Antonio to parents, Kevin and Patricia, Murray also has four siblings: Jacob, Sarah, Josh, and Daniell. Murray is a nine-time NCAA DI All-American and four-time Big 12 Champion. The Spurs fan is focusing on undergraduate studies at UT.
University of Texas
Murray was an asset to the Longhorns in his freshman season at the conference and national level. He finished second in the 100 freestyle, third in the 50 freestyle and fifth in the 200 freestyle. He swam on the Texas 200 freestyle relay, which placed fourth at the NCAA Championships, the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay.
In his second season at Texas Murray was impressive in the pool. He not only qualified for the NCAA Championships, but swam in multiple finals. At the NCAA Championships, he swam with Matt Ellis, Tripp Cooper and Kip Darmody on the second-place 200 freestyle. He also split 18.36 on the relay, which was the fastest relay split in the Championships.
In addition Murray was on the 200 medley relay at the NCAA Championships. He showed some versatility, and split 23.45 on the relay’s breaststroke leg. On his third All-American relay, he was on the fourth-place 400 freestyle relay.
In his individual races, Murray placed fifth in the 100 freestyle, sixth in the 50 freestyle and 23rd in the 100 butterfly.
As of Jan. 22, Murray has the fastest NCAA time in the 100 free.
John Murray has been the Texas UIL Class 5A state champion in the 50 freestyle and twice in the 100 freestyle. He competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials finishing 56th in the 100m freestyle and 71st in the 50m freestyle.