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Whitney Ellis
Player Profile:
Whitney Ellis 1373453
Position: Catcher/Infield
Height: 5'10"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Yukon, Okla.
High School: Yukon HS
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Career
2014 All-Region Second Team ... 2014 All-Big 12 Second Team ... named Big 12 Player of the Week (3/11/14)

Record BookEnded 2015 season with second best career fielding percentage in OU history at .991 (min. 300 chances)

2015 (Junior)
Played in and started 56 games (50 at C, 6 at 3B) ... led team with 318 putouts and four sacrifice flies and tied for team lead with 14 doubles ... was 2-3 with a triple against Central Arkansas in the NCAA Regional (5/15) ... hit a two-run homer, tripled and scored twice against Utah Valley (5/3) ... drove in two runs on a double at Kansas (4/25) ... hit a two-run homer at Oklahoma State (4/22) ... had two hits, including a double, scored twice, walked and drove in a run against Baylor (4/18) ... went 2-3 with a double, RBI and two runs scored at Texas (4/10) ... career-high three walks at Texas Tech (3/28) ... went 2-3 with a double, an RBI, a run scored and a walk at Texas Tech (3/27) ... had a season-high three hits, including a double, against East Carolina (3/15) ... went 2-3 with a double and two runs scored against Missouri State (3/8) ... hit first home run of the season and scored twice vs. Missouri State (3/7) ... had season-high two RBI against Loyola Marymount (2/21) ... scored twice and stole a base vs. No. 11 Kentucky (2/21) ... drove in two runs against San Diego State (2/19) ... went 1-3 with a double, RBI and run scored at No. 21 Arizona State (2/15) ... hit a pair of doubles, drove in a run and walked while making first career start at 3B against Illinois State (2/14) ... walked twice and scored two runs against DePaul (2/7) ... hit an RBI double against DePaul (2/5)

2014 (Sophomore)
Started all 64 games at catcher, one of four Sooners to start every contest ... threw out 15 of 25 would-be basestealers and also had six pickoffs ... went 2-4 with a double and home run, scored twice and drove in three runs against Bryant in an NCAA Regional game (5/16) ... hit a grand slam at the end of a 13-pitch at-bat against Texas Tech (5/4) ... was 2-3 with a home run and RBI single against Texas (4/19) ... drove in three runs, including two on the first triple of her career, at Baylor (4/13) ... homered and scored twice against Kansas (4/4) ... finished a career-best 4-4 with three RBI, a double and two runs scored at Iowa State (3/29) ... went 2-3 with two runs scored, three RBI, a double and a home run at Louisiana-Lafayette (3/14) ... drove in four runs, was 2-3 at the plate with a home run and a walk and hit a walkoff, two-run single to beat Western Illinois (3/7) ... tallied three hits and drove in three runs against Liberty (3/7) ... hit two home runs, including a walk-off homer, and was 3-4 with three runs scored, five RBI and a stolen base vs. Louisiana Tech (3/4) ... hit the game-tying double in the bottom of the seventh inning to help set up a comeback win against Nebraska (3/1) ... had two RBI against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/28) ... drove in two runs against Northwestern (2/21) ... hit a grand slam against Boise State (2/20) ... was 2-2, including a solo home run, scored twice and stole the first base of her career against SIU-Edwardsville (2/15) ... went 1-2 with a double, a run scored and two walks against Illinois State (2/14) ... made first start of career in season opener against Kentucky (2/7)

2013 (Freshman)
Played in 22 games ... singled against Arkansas in the NCAA Regional (5/19) ... walked and collected a hit against Iowa State (4/26) ... first hit of career was a solo HR at Wichita State (3/27) ... scored two runs vs. New Mexico (2/9) ... made Sooners debut against Oregon (2/9), driving in one run on a fielder’s choice

High School
Played for head coach Jennifer Andrews at Yukon HS ... has earned four varsity letters in softball ... two-time team captain ... named all-state in 2011 ... 2011 district player of the year ... all-conference in 2009 and 2010 ... helped lead team to 2010 6A State Title ... team won regional championship in 2009 and 2010 ... state tournament semi-finalist in 2009 ... conference co-champion in 2009 ... had 50 hits with a .442 average her junior year ... drove in 52 runs with the help of 13 home runs ... had a fielding percentage of .987.

Travel Ball
Played for the Oklahoma Exclusive Gold out of Midwest City, Okla., for four years under head coach Donnie Hughes ... had 61 hits, 53 runs scored, 62 runs batted in, 12 home runs, four stolen bases and a batting average of .391 in the summer of 2011 ... team was 18&under Gold National Qualifier in both 2010 and 2011 ... placed seventh at the 2010 Colorado Fireworks 18& under gold and 12th at the 2011 Colorado Fireworks 18&under gold.

Personal
Full name - Whitney Shaelyn Ellis ... daughter of Curt and Audrey Ellis ... has one sister, Madison ... majoring in marketing

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