Gopher Sports caught up with Ellie Cowger to hear about her experience running the BTN Big 10k in Chicago.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers defeated Northwestern, 10-2, in five innings for their 100th win at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium
2015 Game-by-Game Stats
2016 Game-by-Game Stats
2017 Game-by-Game Stats
2017 • JUNIOR SEASON
Appeared in 39 games mainly as a pinch runner • scored six runs • saw action as a pinch runner versus Texas and Colorado State at the Texas Classic • saw action as a pinch runner in a game versus North Carolina State • pinch hit in game against UC Davis • entered game against Fresno State in right field and had one putout • scored a key run against No. 13/12 LSU • established two runs as a pair of games against Seattle • made an appearance at right field against Pacific and notched one putout • appeared in the outfield against South Dakota • scored one run as a pinch runner against Northwestern • tallied one run as a pinch runner against Purdue. • NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in 30 games as a pinch runner or pinch hitter • scored eight runs on the season and went 1-1 on stolen base attempts • saw action against Long Beach State • saw action at bat in the win over Mount St. Mary's • established two RBI and one run in two at-bats in the win over Jacksonville • recorded a run as pinch runner in first game of the weekend against Illinois • established a run as pinch runner against Maryland.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Appeared in 37 games, primarily in pinch-running situations • scored 16 runs on the year, including the eventual game-winning run in the program's first-ever win against Stanford (March 6) • reached base in her only two plate appearances of the season, notching an RBI double and a walk against South Dakota State (March 13) • was successful on five of six stolen base attempts.
Accumulated four varsity letters in softball for Fenton High School, picking up All-Tri County laurels each year • finished her career with a .488 batting average, .559 on-base percentage, 203 runs, and 240 hits • received four all-conference nods, was all-state in 2013 and 2014, and was the Flint Journal Player of the Year in 2014 • received Ivan Williams Award for Female Athlete of the Year at FHS in 2014 • holds school records in softball for season and career stolen bases, season and career runs, career hits, and longest hitting streak • fourth all-time in state history in stolen bases with 213 • member of the FHS team with the MHSAA state record for hits in a season with 512 • was FHS's Offensive Player of the Year 2012, MVP in 2013 and 2014, and was the team captain in 2014 • also played club softball for the state champion Michigan Batbusters 16U Elite team and for the Michigan Lookouts 18U team, which finished in the top-10 nationally • earned three letters for both cross country and basketball and garnered all-conference accolades in each sport • helped lead her softball and basketball teams to achieving highest grade point averages in the state of Michigan.
Plans to major in supply chain and operations management with a minor in finance • was her class valedictorian with a perfect grade point average in high school • 2014 MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award recipient, awarded to the top-32 student-athletes in the state • all-state journalism (one of top 16 student journalists in state) and recipient of the FHS Academic Award • was school president and was the editor-in-chief of her high school's newspaper • most memorable sports thrills were winning her school's first district softball title since 2007 and going 37-5 and placing in the top 10 in the ASA's "A" National softball tournament in 2013 • named Miss Fenton in 2013 • enjoys bike riding and knitting • sisters Kate (2006-08) and Tori (2008-09) both played softball for the Gophers • sister, Sammi, plays softball for Ball State • daughter of David and Annette Cowger • born Feb. 16, 1996.
Gophers Swing Past Aggies in Spring Break Finale
3/18/2018 - Softball
Minnesota collected their sixth shutout of the year in a 7-0 win over New Mexico State before posting 18 hits in a 15-5 win in the series finale.
Gophers fall to NM State in Series Opener
3/16/2018 - Softball
Minnesota softball (15-11) opened a non-conference series against New Mexico State University (12-12) with a loss Friday night, 3-0.
BTN Announces Softball Television Schedule
3/15/2018 - Softball
BTN announced its 2018 softball schedule that will also feature over 400 games on BTN/BTN2Go and BTN Plus throughout the season.