Naka ATHELETE: Lucyann Murray

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Name: Lucyann Murray
Age: 19
City: Greenwich, CT
Sport: Snowboarding
Recent Results:

  • Burton AM Series Halfpipe (Northstar, CA 2010)- 3rd place
  • Burton AM Series Slopestyle (Northstar, CA 2010) – 9th place
  • USSA Revolution Tour Slopestyle (Mt.Snow, VT 2010) – 3rd Place
  • USASA Nationals Halfpipe (ages 18-22, 2009) – 5th place
  • USASA Nationals Slopestyle (ages 18-22, 2009) – 10th place
  • Red Bull Snow Warz (2009)- Best Female Rider
  • USSA Revolution Tour Slopestyle (Mt. Hood, OR 2009) – 5th place
  • Volcom Peanut Butter Rail Jam (Stratton, VT 2008) – 1st place (finals qualifier)

A little something you should know about Lucyann…

Lucyann is just a big city girl trying to make it in a big mountain world. She grew up in Washington, DC snowboarding in the small, baby hills of Wintergreen, Virginia. Lucyann first learned to snowboard at age 9, but began the ritual dedication of driving 3 hours to the mountains every weekend when she joined the Wintergreen Snowboard team at age 12. Lucyann started competing locally in boardercross and simultaneously learned how to hit rails and jumps. When she was 14,  her father got a job in New York City, and the family moved to Connecticut and she was determined to pursue snowboarding even further. Lucyann joined the Stratton Mountain Snowboard team and started competing in slopestyle and halfpipe, traveling the 3 hours to Vermont every weekend. As Lucyann continued to progress in snowboarding, she began to progress in all aspects of life, and she knew that she wasn’t letting this go anytime soon. At the same time, Lucyann was also a full time student athlete, playing varsity soccer and lacrosse and maintained a solid GPA. While her love and passion for snowboarding grew, she took time off of school to train during her senior year, Lucyann managed to get into Stanford University. Lucyann ended up tearing her ACL in the spring of her senior year, and went on to Stanford determined to make the most of the west coast experience. Lucyann is now a sophomore at Stanford University majoring in human biology with a focus in environmental issues and policy, and it is her second year competing for the Squaw Valley Snowboard team. Squaw allows Lucyann to compete and train in Tahoe, while living with the Stanford Ski Team on the weekends, and on the Stanford campus Monday through Thursday.  Lucyann had an awesome comeback season last year and went to Argentina this past summer to get summer training. To take her training even further she committed to a full time athletic strength and conditioning program, supplemented with a clean diet in order to be back  full strength to take on this upcoming season. While being a full time student and pursuing competition at a national level is certainly not the easiest thing to do,  Lucyann is determined to push her snowboarding to a new level and continue to compete… simply because she loves it.