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Ellen McNair
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Ellen McNair

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Niceville, Fla.

High School:
Niceville

Height:
5-7

Position:
C/UTL

Birthdate:
06/06/1990

B/T:
L/L


06/05/2012

Over 100 Nittany Lions Earn Spring Academic All-Big Ten Recognition

Penn State has a total of 4,023 honorees during 18 years of the program

05/12/2012

Bell Breaks Batting Record, Lions Fall 4-1 to OSU

Cassidy Bell Goes 2-for-3, Becomes New PSU Single-Season Batting Champ at .423

05/10/2012

Nittany Lions Host Ohio State in Season Finale

Penn State Welcomes Buckeyes to Beard Field for the First Time

05/06/2012

Errors Prove Costly in 3-2 Loss at Illinois

Lions Fight Back from 2-0 Down to Tie the Game, but Fall in Seventh Inning on Two Errors

05/04/2012

Nittany Lion Softball Travels to Illinois

Penn State Faces Illinois in Three-Game Set at Eichelberger Field This Weekend

03/09/2012

Penn State Softball vs. Virginia Tech & USF (3/9/12)

Penn State played Virginia Tech & South Florida at the USF Softball Stadium on Mar. 9, 2012.

Updated 2012 Stats

2010 & 2011 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN

2011 (JUNIOR YEAR)
Played in 19 games for the Nittany Lions, starting as a designated hitter in three and playing as a catcher at Michigan State (4/6)...Had two hits, two RBIs and one double in 21plate appearances for a .095 average...Made first appearance versus Long Island (2/19) as a pinch hitter, going 1-for-1 with her lone double of the season...Had an RBI on a sacrifice as a starting designated player against Georgetown (2/26)...Went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the second game of a doubleheader against Michigan State (4/6), filling in at catcher later in the game.

2010 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Redshirted the season after suffering a concussion in Fall practice.

2009 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Saw time in 17 games, starting 13 as a catcher and designated player...Made 31 at-bats, belting eight hits for a .258 batting average...Knocked three doubles and six RBI with 11 total bases...Slugged .355 and reached base at a .361 clip...Had two multi-hit games...Committed just one error while sporting a .947 fielding percentage...Went 1-for-1 with a run scored notching two collegiate firsts against Cal State Bakersfield (2/7)...Went 2-for-2 with a double, RBI, run and a walk vs. Vermont (3/6)...Had two hits in four plate appearances with three RBI and a double against Washington (3/13)...Went 1-for-3 with an RBI at Michigan State (4/29)...Had a 1-for-2 day with an RBI and a double vs. Indiana (5/2)...Went 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter at Ohio State (5/9).

BEFORE PENN STATE
Earned four varsity letters...Named the 2005 Team Rookie of the Year, 2006 and 2007 Team Defensive Player of the Year and 2008 Team MVP...Three-time First Team All-Area selection, a two-time Third Team All-State honoree and earned First Team All-State accolades in 2008...Named the 2008 Northwest Florida Daily News Player of the Year...Captained team senior year...Played for the High Intensity Gold club team as a catcher for head coach Danny Hensley...Graduated magna cum laude with a 4.3 grade-point average from Niceville...Member of the National Honor Society, Key Club... Named Florida Bright Futures Scholarship recipient.

PERSONAL
Ellen Patricia McNair was born on June 6, 1990 in Hopkinsville, Ky. to Hal and Julie McNair...Has an older brother, Ryan...Majoring in communications and journalism with intentions of becoming a sports broadcaster.

QUOTING MCNAIR ON PENN STATE
"I chose to come to Penn State for the academics and the big school atmosphere. You can sense the pride of being a Nittany Lion as soon as you walk on campus and I wanted to be a part of it."

QUOTING COACH PETRINI ON MCNAIR
"Ellen has became a true student of the game and uses that experience to see the game played from a `coach's perspective.' She stepped in during clutch roles last year that proved to be valuable to our success. She has great insight to certain situations and is a tremendous analyzer of the opponent's strategies. Offensively, she has the power to drive the gaps, so I am anxious to see her take advantage of her opportunities this season."

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