CU (W) Volleyball BIO
11 Kate Elman
Awards & Honors
2012    MVC All-Freshman Team
2012    MVC Freshman of the Week, 8/27
2012    MVC Freshman of the Week, 10/8
2012    MVC Freshman of the Week, 10/15
2013    Shocker Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team
2014    BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, 9/29
2014    Kansas Invitational All-Tournament Team
2014-15    Dean’s List
2015    Preseason All-BIG EAST

2014: Junior at Creighton
• Led team in digs for the third straight season.
• Became Creighton’s all-time career digs leader midway through her junior year, setting the record at DePaul on Oct. 3.
• Ranked seventh in the BIG EAST with 4.38 digs per set, and was fifth in BIG EAST only action with 4.57 digs per set.
• Ranked 114th nationally in digs per set.
• Averaged 4.95 digs per set in five matches against ranked teams.
• Ranked 51st among the nation’s active players (sixth among juniors) in career digs and 25th in digs per set.
• Broke her right forearm while chasing down a dig  on Oct. 24 vs. Marquette and hitting her wrist on a courtside table. Had cast removed on Nov. 24th.
• Returned to play one point in BIG EAST Championship title match vs. Seton Hall (Nov. 29), but did not record any stats.
• Played as team’s libero for the first two sets in NCAA Tournament match vs. Oregon State (Dec. 5), finishing with 13 digs.
• Served as team’s libero for her first 330 career sets on campus prior to her injury.
• Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 29.
• Picked to Kansas Invitational All-Tournament Team (Aug. 30).
• Also owns school records for career matches with 10 or more digs (79) and 20 or more digs (32).
• Had double-figure digs in 30 consecutive matches from Sept. 30, 2013 to Sept. 12, 2014, the third-longest streak in CU history.
• Served a season-best four aces at DePaul (Oct. 3)
• Owned a season-high with 30 digs in 3-1 win over Butler (Sept. 26).
• Finished junior season ranked 11th in CU history with 73 career service aces.

2013: Sophomore at Creighton
• Paced Creighton and ranked sixth in the BIG EAST with 4.17 digs per set.
• Owned 20+ digs in five of her final nine contests.
• All-Tournament Team at the Shocker Volleyball Classic (Sept. 22).
• Dug 20 balls in 3-0 win vs. Northern Colorado (Sept. 6).
• Had lone kill of the season in fifth set of win at Wichita State (Sept. 22).
• Dealt two aces vs. No. 13 BYU (Aug. 30) and Wichita State (Sept. 22).
• Owned 20 digs while also delivering career-high nine assists in CU’s first BIG EAST win, a four-set triumph at Xavier (Oct. 5).
• Collected three aces vs. DePaul (Oct. 11) and Butler (Oct. 20).
• Snared a season-high 25 digs at Seton Hall (Nov. 16), the same night she became the 12th player in CU history to reach 1,000 career digs.
• Reached those 1,000 digs in 59 career matches, third-fastest in CU history.
• Had 24 digs vs. Xavier on Nov. 29, and 20+ digs in all three matches vs. the Musketeers.
• Had 21 digs in BIG EAST Championship title match vs. No. 24 Marquette (Nov. 30).
• Dug 22 balls in NCAA Tourney match vs. No. 23 Kansas (Dec. 7).

2012: Freshman at Creighton
• Played libero in every set.
• Led team and MVC freshmen in both digs and aces.
• Ranked sixth in the MVC and 68th nationally with 4.98 digs per set, which was sixth-best among the nation’s freshmen.
• Also ranked sixth in the MVC in aces per set.
• Owned 10 or more digs in each of Creighton’s first 32 matches before it was snapped in match at No. 11 Minnesota (Dec. 1).
• Her 617 digs was third in CU history for a season, and most ever by a freshman.
• Had 22 digs vs. UCF (Aug. 24), most by a player making her debut in program history.
• Also had 22 digs in title match of USF Invitational vs. Wisconsin (Aug. 25).
• Had 27 digs and three aces at Evansville (Sept. 29).
• Dug 25 balls in a 3-1 win vs. Northern Iowa (Oct. 5), that snapped UNI’s 59-match win streak in league play.
• Dug 23 balls in 3-1 win vs. Illinois State that helped CU clinch at least a share of MVC title (Nov. 10).
• Had career-best 35 digs in 3-2 win at Wichita State to clinch outright Valley title (Nov. 17), sixth-most in Creighton history for one match.
• Had 27 digs in five-set win at Missouri State (Nov. 18).
• Dug 14 balls in MVC Tourney title match win vs. Wichita State (Nov. 24).
• Had team-high 17 digs in spring exhibition victory at Nebraska (April 12).
• Named MVC Freshman of the Week on Aug. 27, Oct. 8th and Oct. 15th.
• Owned 15 matches with 20+ digs, most in CU history by a freshman.
• Led team in digs in 27-of-33 matches.

Marian High School
• Four-year letterwinner for coach Rochelle Rohlfs.
• Won four Metro Conference titles and was top-four in state each year.
• Owns Class A state record for digs in a match (36) and digs per match (13.85) in a season.
• Named First Team All-State by the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star after her senior season, when she had 554 digs and 45 aces.
• Named a Special Mention All-American by Volleyball Magazine.
• Named libero on the All-Tournament Team at the 2011 state tourney.
• Her 2011 team reached the state semifinals and went 34-9, while also ranking second in the state and top-50 nationally.
• Named Second Team All-State as a junior.
• As a sophomore, was Honorable Mention All-State as team went 29-1 and was ranked first in Nebraska and No. 12 nationally by
• Finished career with 1,828 digs, 264 assists and 145 aces.
• Participated in the Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star Game.
• High school teammate of Ashley Jansen.

More About Kate
Aug. 27, 1993

Mark and Jennifer Elman

Kelsey (26), Taylor (22), Lexi (22)

Health Administration

Katers or Sticks

Dream Job
Beyonce’s assistant

Summer 2015 Job

Favorite Twitter Account To Follow

Favorite Movie/TV Shows
American Horror Story, Gossip Girl and Orange is the New Black

Gameday Superstition
Chew Big Red gum and listen to Michael Jackson

Favorite Road Trip With The Team

Match I’m Most Excited For
Pacific (Sister vs. Sister)
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Marian