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#11 Kate Elman
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'5"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Marian
2012: Freshman at Creighton
• Played libero in every set.
• Led team and all 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 (12/1).
• Her 617 digs was third in CU history for a season, and most ever by a freshman.
• Had 22 digs vs. UCF (8/24), most by a player making her debut in program history.
• Also had 22 digs in title match of USF Invitational vs. Wisconsin (8/25).
• Had 27 digs and three aces at Evansville (9/29).
• Dug 25 balls in a 3-1 win vs. Northern Iowa (10/5), that snapped UNI’s 59-match win streak in league play.
• Dished 22 digs in program’s first ever sweep at Illinois State (10/12).
• Finished with 22 digs in 3-0 win at Drake (10/20).
• Had 25 digs in 3-0 win vs. Evansville (10/26) and in 3-1 win at Bradley (11/2).
• Dug 23 balls in 3-1 win vs. Illinois State that helped CU clinch at least a share of MVC title (11/10).
• Had career-best 35 digs in 3-2 win at Wichita State to clinch outright Valley title (11/17), sixth-most in Creighton history for one match.
• Had 27 digs in five-set win at Missouri State (11/18).
• Dug 14 balls in MVC Tourney title game win vs. Wichita State (11/24).
• Had team-high 17 digs in spring exhibition victory at Nebraska (4/12).
• 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.
• Team 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, 45 aces and 100 assists.
• 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 Prep.com.
• Finished career with 1,828 digs, 264 assists and 145 aces.
• Participated in the Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star Game following her senior season.
• High school teammate of Ashley Jansen.

Creighton 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

More About Kate
Full Name: Katlynn Mae Elman
Birthday: Aug. 27, 1993
Birthplace: Omaha, Neb.
Parents: Mark and Jennifer Elman
Siblings: Kelsey (24), Taylor (20), Lexi (18)
Major: Nursing
Career Aspiration: CRNA
Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Titanic/Remember the Titans and Grey’s Anatomy/Modern Family
Favorite Athlete: Tom Brady
Favorite Quote: “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.” (Mia Hamm)
Favorite Vacation Spot: Mexico or Hawai’i
Did You Know: Kate’s twin brother, Taylor, is a sophomore pitcher on the Creighton baseball team, and her sister Lexi will be a freshman volleyball player at Pacific
Why Creighton: For the volleyball program and academics
Hobbies: Wakeboarding, snowboarding, hanging with friends and family
Best Volleyball Memory: Everything about my freshman year at Creighton
Team I Wish We Could Play: Pacific or Team USA
Player I Model My Game After: Jordan Larson
Thoughts on Joining the BIG EAST: It’s going to be great competition and great for Creighton Athletics
Favorite Part of Ryan Athletic Center: The atmosphere when we play
2013 Summer Job: Nanny
Favorite Creighton Professor: Dr. Laura Finken
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