2010 (Sophomore) • Played in 29 games, getting 10 starts in the outfield and at designated hitter. • Was Creighton’s main pinch-runner off the bench, hitting .375 with six runs and a stolen base in non-starting situations. • Posted first hit and RBI of career with a triple against Illinois State on April 10. • Made first start of his career the next day against the Redbirds (April 11). • Posted hits in five of his last six games, hitting .500 (6-for-12) with a pair of doubles and three runs. • Had the fourth most HBP on the team despite having just 42 plate appearances. • Recorded first career double against Evansville May 1. • Had career-best two hits against Seattle on May 16. • Was caught stealing for the first time in his career after four successful attempts on May 21 vs. New Orleans.
2009 (Freshman) • Made 15 appearances and led the team in games as a sub with 15. • Made 10 pinch-running appearances and had two pinch-hit at-bats (0-2). • Made collegiate debut at Sam Houston State with pinch-running appearance (2/20). • Scored first career run on March 28 against Southern Illinois. • Stole first career base at Evansville (4/4).
2008 (Redshirted) • Bowens did not appear in a game during his freshman season.
Libertyville High School (2004-07) • Led Libertyville High to a 22-14 record and a second-place finish in the North Suburban Conference as a senior. • He was named first-team all-conference and all-area following the season. • Went 5-for-5 in a game during his senior season, hitting for the cycle with two homers. • Also a talented football player for the Wildcats, he committed to play free safety at Drake before deciding to play baseball in college. • As a senior on the gridiron, he led his team to a 10-1 record and the conference championship. • He earned all-conference and all-area recognition and was the team MVP. • Selected to the Academic All-State team his senior season. • Named an Academic All-Conference as a junior and senior in both football and baseball. • Football team won the state championship his sophomore season. • Member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. • Also participated in Peer Mediation. • Coached defensive backs and special teams for a traveling youth football team for four years. • On the honor roll all four years at Libertyville.
Profile Birthday: August 11, 1988 Parents: Kevin and Pat Sibling: Megan Major: Exercise Science Career Ambitions: Go to med school Favorite Athlete: Walter Payton Favorite Movie: Into the Wild Favorite Food: Chocolate milk Dream Vacation Spot: Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler BC, Canada Person He Most Admires: His father Like to Have Dinner With: President Obama Favorite Junk Food: Mike & Ike’s Gameday Superstition: Tie a quadruple knot in each cleat Favorite Quote: “Hakuna Matata”