Murphy High School’s Sarah Pullium receives the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Female Athlete honors


By Brandon Stephens

(Murphy, NC) – – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) made its selection back in May and due to restrictions could not present the Pat Best Memorial Award to Murphy’s Sarah Pullium until Tuesday night (November 23, 2021).  Pullium is the Most Outstanding Female High School Athlete in North Carolina.  Her accomplishments show why the award was given to her.  Adding to her NCHSAA recognition Murphy Track Coach Penny Johnson presented the 2021 NCHSAA State Championship Ring to Pullium.  It is Pullium’s seventh ring (4 Team Championship Rings and 3 Individual Championship Rings).  Checkout this bling…

Pullium’s Accomplishments


Two time All Conference Player

Team Award: Most Valuable Offensive Player



2021 Most Outstanding Player Award in the NCHSAA State Championship Basketball Game

Two Time All Smoky Mountain Conference (SMC)

Team Award:  Best Rebounder Award


Track and Field

2021 NCHSAA State Championship in Discus and 2nd in Shot Put

2021 Western Regional Champion in Discus and Shot Put

Three Time SMC Most Outstanding in Field Events

Three Time SMC All Conference

2021 SMC Champion in Discus and Shot Put

Murphy High School Record for Discus

SMC Record for Discus


2019 Asheville Citizen Time Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year

2020 WNC Female Athlete of the Year in an Olympic Sport

2021 WNC Athlete of the Year

2021 Murphy High School Athlete of the Year


From all of us at Team FYN Sports, Congratulations to Sarah Pullium for a well-deserved honor.

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