Ellie Cowger
Ellie  Cowger


Fenton, Mich.

High School:
Fenton HS





Summer Spotlight: Cowger Goes the Distance

Gopher Sports caught up with Ellie Cowger to hear about her experience running the BTN Big 10k in Chicago.


Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.


Minnesota Rallies for Run-Rule Win

The Gophers defeated Northwestern, 10-2, in five innings for their 100th win at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium

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2015 Game-by-Game Stats
2016 Game-by-Game Stats
2017 Game-by-Game Stats

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

Appeeared 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.

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 Announce 2018 Schedule

Gophers Announce 2018 Schedule

12/6/2017 - Softball

Minnesota softball head coach Jamie Trachsel announced the Gophers 2018 schedule Wednesday afternoon.

Softball Signs Four to Class of 2022

Softball Signs Four to Class of 2022

11/13/2017 - Softball

Minnesota added four to its 2018-19 roster. Jamie Trachsel and her staff welcome Natalie DenHartog, Emma Burns, Emily Hansen and Ali Lindner.

Gophers Wrap Up Fall Campaign

Gophers Wrap Up Fall Campaign

10/24/2017 - Softball

Minnesota softball warped up their fall season this past week and are anxiously waiting for their opener in February 2018.

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