CU Softball BIO
12 Ellen Homan

CREIGHTON CAREER: 2013 (Junior) – MVC All-Tournament Team … Preseason All-MVC Softball Team … Started 45 games including 40 in left field, not playing in just one contest … Leadoff hitter for 29 games with a .252 average … Led team in at-bats for third straight season with 148 … Notched a team high five at-bats in a game twice during year … Tied for team lead in runs scored with 26 touches of home plate … Hit total of 43 ranked third on the team including team high 18 at home … Finished fourth on the squad with a .291 batting average … Hit .328 in Valley play, good for third on the team … Hit .429 against left-handers … Successfully stole all five stolen base attempts, including team high two against Grambling State (Feb. 24) … Totaled 11 multi-hit games … Strung together a 16-game hit streak over two seasons beginning April 21, 2012 through Feb. 8, 2013 … Matched career high of three hits, going 3-for-3 against eventual MVC tournament champion Northern Iowa (May 10) to lead the Jays in a 1-0 semifinal defeat … Led Jays in doubleheader against Wichita State (May 5) with three hits and a .429 batting average on the day …  Reached base seven times in twin bill at Drake (April 30) including four walks in one game … Ended the game versus Southern Illinois (April 20) with a two-RBI bases-loaded single for the 6-5 come-from-behind win in eighth inning … Connected on a three-run home run to tie Bradley (April 6) 5-5 in the bottom of the sixth inning leading to an eventual 6-5 Jays win … The round tripper was lone home run of the season and third of her career … Currently ranks seventh in CU history in career batting average (.325).

2012 (Sophomore) – First Team All-MVC selection ... Started every game in left field this season, and batted in top two of lineup for all but one game … Led team with eight doubles and ranked third on team with eight stolen bases … Finished season with a 13-game hitting streak - CU’s longest by a sophomore since 2008 ... Batted .500 during that hit streak, including seven games with multiple hits ... Her 19 multiple-hit games this season were the most by a Bluejay since 2007 … Recorded four of team’s five outfield assists, and threw out a potential winning run in bottom of seventh inning at Bradley (March 17) … Ranked second in the MVC in hits and batting average and fourth in runs ... Also led MVC with a .409 batting average with two outs on the board ... In Valley play only, ranked first in hits, third in batting average and eighth in runs ... Reached base to lead off game in seven of last 10 games and 57.4 percent as a leadoff hitter ... Went 14-for-27 (.519) with three walks and eight runs scored when leading off the first inning … Went 8-for-11 in three-game series against Missouri State (May 5-6), reaching base all seven times she led off an inning ... Matched career single-game highs of three runs and three hits against the Bears (May 5) … Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in win at Wichita State ( April 6) … Hit leadoff homer versus Drake (April 24) - her lone round-tripper of the year ... Walked in each of CU’s first six games this year ... Went 5-for-10 at Illinois State (April 28-29) ... Three RBI versus Northern Illinois (Feb. 17) matched career high … Two stolen bases against UNI (April 14) also tied a career high.

2011 (Freshman) – Started every game in left field ... Led the team in batting average (.308), at bats (169), hits (52), runs (25), doubles (6) and tied for the lead with one triple – the first Bluejay to lead the team in each of those categories in the same season ... First freshman to lead the team in hitting since 1989 (Jody Ream) ... Went 13-for-15 in stolen base opportunities, posting the most stolen bases by a freshman since 1996 (Heidi Geier) ... Topped the team with 15 multi-hit games and her eight-game hitting streak (March 31 – April 10) tied for the longest of the season by a Bluejay ... Led the team with 16 hits with runners in scoring position ... First Bluejay to start every game in left field since 2006 (Beth Ramsey) ... Five of her six doubles came in MVC play ... Batted leadoff in final 28 games ... Hit .333 as CU’s leadoff hitter, including 11-of-31 (.355) in the first inning ... Collected her first career hit in 2-for-3 game against Centenary (Feb. 25) after starting the season 0-for-13 ... Had three-hit games against Campbell (March 11) and Indiana State (April 30) ... Went 2-for-4 with a three-run double in her MVC debut at Evansville (March 19) ... Went 9-for-17 (.529) during a five-game hitting streak (March 10-19) ... Hit .433 (13-30) and had five two-hit games during her eight-game hitting streak (March 31 – April 10) ... Hit game-tying triple and scored the winning run in the seventh inning of 4-3 win at Missouri State (April 10) ... Hit her only home run of the season against North Dakota (April 12).

HIGH SCHOOL: Named first-team All-Nebraska (All-Class) following her junior and senior seasons ... Also tabbed first-team Class B both seasons ... Earned second-team all-state honors as a freshman and sophomore ...  Tabbed the honorary captain of the Omaha World-Herald’s All-Omaha Area team as a senior ... Hit .493 with 20 stolen bases in an injury-shortened senior season ... Hit .500, scored 28 runs and had 27 stolen bases as a junior ... Swiped 22 stolen bases as a sophomore ... Owns school records for career batting average, stolen bases and outfield assists ... Named a Greater Omaha Sports Committee fall Scholar-Athlete in 2009 ... Played club softball for Omaha Finesse and Omaha Quakes ... Four-year letter winner in softball and track.

PERSONAL:  The daughter of Theresa and Robert Homan ... Has two siblings, Katie and Sam ... Nursing major.

Position: Outfielder
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Skutt Catholic