Denali Murnan will start her fifth season on the women's soccer team this Friday night.
Nearly 70 UNLV student-athletes eligible for Spring Commencement.
For the ninth straight year, UNLV Athletics is represented by at least 35 Rebels on Fall Academic All-MW Team.
Junior midfielder led the Rebels in scoring this season.
Rebels claim second straight shutout victory on the road, 1-0 at Utah State.
Was a two-sport athlete, having played on the UNLV women's basketball team from 2012-2014... Received a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending injury in 2013.
(2014 - Senior): Led the team in scoring with 12 points off of four goals and four assists...Scored two game-winning goals, one at San Jose State (Oct. 5) and one at Utah State (Oct. 24)...Earned Second-Team All Mountain West honors.
(2013 - Junior): Played in just five games before suffering a broken elbow at Northern Colorado (Sept. 20) ... Despite only five appearances, she still finished fourth on the team in assists with three, and added one score in UNLV's 3-2 victory at UC Riverside (Aug. 29) ... Returned to athletic competition in Jan. of 2014 and appeared in five games for the women's basketball team, posting nine points, four rebounds and four steals.
(2012 - Sophomore): Made 13 starts and played in 17 games, missing three contests in September after suffering a concussion ... Still finished fourth on the team in goals with three, while her six points were also good for fourth ... Scored the lone goal, and also her first career game-winner, in UNLV's 1-0 victory at Air Force (Oct. 5) ... Appeared in two games while scoring one point for the women's basketball team.
(2011 - Freshman): Started 17 games, most of the freshman class, and appeared in all 21 games up front ... Finished in a tie for fourth on the team in scoring with seven points, off three goals and an assist ... Her three goals tied her for second on the team as well.
High School: Two-time first-team all-conference selection at Ralston Valley High ... Helped the Mustangs to the state playoffs three times, including a second-round appearance her senior season ... Also earned three straight first-team all-conference nods for the basketball team, and led the team to the final eight in the state tournament in 2010-11 ... Named Jeffco Player of the Year and played in the Colorado All-State basketball game.
Club: Member of Rush Nike, and helped the U-18 squad reach the national championship game this summer before falling 4-2 in overtime ... The team was Region-4 champions as well ... Claimed U-17 state titles in 2009 and 2010.
Personal: Denali Marie Murnan ... Born on June 12, 1993, in Anchorage, Alaska ... Daughter of John and Susan Murnan ... Has two sisters, Chelsea (25) and Mackenzie (18) ... Father played soccer at Colorado State (1982-86) ... Has a cousin, Pierce Hornung, who played for the Colorado State men's basketball team (2010-13) ... Majoring in business.