17  Jill Jelnick
Jill Jelnick


Aliso Viejo, Calif.

High School:
Aliso Niguel




Senior Jill Jelnick
Senior Jill Jelnick launches a leadoff home run in the top of the first inning at NC State on April 9, 2014.

2014 Conference USA Scholar-Athlete-of-the-Year
2014 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
2014 Conference USA All-Academic Team
2013 Conference USA Scholar-Athlete-of-the-Year
2013 Conference USAAll-Academic Team
2013 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2013 C-USA Spirit of Service Award Recipient
2012 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team

2012 Capital One Academic All-District 3 First Team
2012 Conference USAAll-Academic Team
2012 NCCSIA All-State Team
2012 Preseason All-Conference USA Team
2011 Second Team All-Conference USA
2011 C-USA All-Freshman Team
2011 C-USA All-Tournament Team

As a Senior (2014):
Became the first player in program history to be named to the C-USA All-Academic Team three times ... Named to the 2014 Conference USA All-Tournament Team as the designated player ... Missed the beginning portion of the season after suffering a leg injury in the first game of the season against Grand Canyon (2/7) ... Made 29 appearances and 27 starts ... Hit a career-best .338 (27-for-80) with 11 runs scored, four doubles and one home run ... Struck out just five teams in nearly 100 plate appearances ... Made her second start of the year after an 18-game absence and went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in the second game of a doubleheader against Eastern Illinois (3/11) ... Went 1-for-1 with two walks and a run scored in a 9-1 win over Marshall (3/22) ... Had two hits, one run scored and stole a base in the first game of a doubleheader at FIU (3/29) ... Hit an RBI single in the 12-2 series finale win over the Panthers (3/30) ... Went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI in a 12-1 win over Southern Miss (4/6) ... Had two hits including a solo home run, two runs scored and a walk in game two of a doubleheader at NC State (4/9) ... Hit a two-run double in a 10-2 run-rule victory at 15th-ranked Tulsa (4/12) ... Had two singles and stole one base in a doubleheader sweep over Elon (4/18) ... Doubled, walked and scored one run in a doubleheader split at Louisiana Tech (4/26) ... Went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles in a 1-0 series-clinching win over the Bulldogs (4/27) ... Went 2-for-2 and hit a two-run single in a 2-1 victory over UTEP (5/3) ... Hit a fly ball that was misplayed and allowed three runs to score in a 4-1 win over FIU in the first round of the C-USA Championship (5/8) ...Recorded three singles and drew a bases-loaded walk in the C-USA semifinals against Marshall (5/9).

As a Junior (2013):
Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team ... Selected to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Earned a C-USA Spirit of Service Award from the league office ... One of only four players on the team to start all 52 games and one of only three to do it at one position (left field) ... Hit .290 and led the team with her 49 hits ... Also totaled 28 runs, five doubles, two triples, 16 RBI, 61 total bases and seven stolen bases ... Tied for second on team with 12 multi-hit games ... Hit. 571 from the seventh inning on with eight hits ... Stole a base, had a hit and scored a run against Cleveland State (2/8) ... Walked twice, stole a base and scored a run against Ohio (2/8) ... Scored a run, had a hit and an RBI vs. Rider (2/9) ... Walked and had hit against Ohio (2/9) ... Scored a pair of runs and had a double and single against Towson (2/10) ... Had her second multiple hit performance of the season with three hits, including a triple, plus two runs scored against St. John's (2/15) ... Was hit by a pitch and scored a run against St. John's (2/16) ... Hit her first career home run, drove in two runs, walked, stole a base and scored three times against Liberty (2/22) ... Walked, had two hits, including a triple, and drove in a run against Fairfield (2/22) ... Had a hit, walk and run scored against Liberty (2/24) ... Totaled four hits (two doubles), an RBI and scored the game-winning in extra innings against Binghamton (3/1) ... Picked up a base hit and drove in a run against North Dakota (3/3) ... Singled against No. 20 Hawai'i (3/12) ... Had a hit and run scored in the opening game of the series against UAB (3/16) ... Had three hits including a triple to go along with a pair of RBI in the series against North Carolina State (3/27) ... Scored three runs and walked twice in the open game of the series against UTEP (3/29) ... Had two sacrifice flies and drove in two runs in the second game against the Miners (3/29) ... Walked, had two hits and two runs scored in the final game against UTEP (3/30) ... Picked up a pair of hits and a run scored in the first game against UNC Wilmington (4/3) ... Recorded a multi-hit performance in the second game against No. 20 Tulsa (4/6) ... Scored four times, totaled three hits and five RBI plus three walks and two stolen bases in the series sweep of Marshall (4/13-14) ... Recorded a hit in each of the three games against Memphis (4/20-21) ... Had a multi-hit performance in the second game against Southern Miss (4/27) ... Recorded two hits including a double in the first contest against UCF (5/4) ... Had a pair of hits, scored two runs and drove in a run in the conference tournament against Marshall (5/9).

As A Sophomore (2012):
The team's primary designated player and leadoff batter who led the club with 51 hits ... Was a 2012 All-Conference USA Preseason Team and postseason NCCSIA All-State Team selection ... Started 51 of the squad's 53 games - 35 as the DP, nine in right field, four at second base and three in left field ... Hit in the top spot of the order 32 times, was in the second slot for 16 games and batted ninth in remaining three starts ... Finished the year second on the team in batting average (.315), on-base percentage (.390) and walks (18) while standing third in runs scored (25) and fourth in total bases (55) and stolen bases (10) ... Also tied for fifth among ECU players with 18 runs batted in ... Tallied a team-high 14 multiple-hit games, including the squad's lone four-hit contest, a career-best performance against North Dakota State (2/26) ... Turned in six multiple-RBI tilts, tied for the second most on the squad ... Pirates posted a 10-6 record (.625 winning percentage) when in the two hole ... Batted .328 (22-for-67) with runners on base, the second-highest mark on the squad, and led the club with a .362 average (17-for-47) with runners in scoring position ... Reached base 41.7 percent of the time (25-for-60) when leading off an inning ... Drove in eight-of-12 runners from third base with less than two outs, good for a conversion rate of 66.7 percent, the team's third-best mark ... Regularly extended innings, pacing the Pirates with a .435 average (20-for-46) with two outs ... Hit a squad-best .327 (16-for-49) when batting second and .556 (five-for-nine) in the ninth slot ... Also had a combined .421 (24-for-57) average when playing in the field as opposed to a .260 (27-for-104) mark as the designated player ... Tied for the squad lead with five hits off left-handed pitchers ... When facing a no-strike count, batted .447 (21-for-47), including a .529 clip when the count was 1-0 ... During Conference USA action, recorded a .310 batting average (22-for-71), good for third on the team ... Tied for the ECU lead with 22 hits in league games and paced the group with 13 runs scored ... Also finished second in walks (12) and on-base percentage (.417) ... During C-USA contests, reached base 46.7 percent of the time (14-for-30) when leading off an inning, the second-best mark on the team ... Hit .316 (six-for-19) with runners in scoring position and .364 (eight-for-22) with two outs against C-USA foes ... Paced squad with seven multiple-hit league tilts ... Led ECU with a .355 (11-for-31) batting average during February, scored a squad-high 17 runs in March and tallied a Pirate-best 16 hits during April ... Reached base to lead off all three games at Tulsa (3/17-18) ... In a seven-game span, from the second contest at Tulsa through the UNC Wilmington doubleheader (3/17-28), hit .524 (11-for-21), scored 12 runs, drove in four and stole five bases ... Batted .500 (four-for-eight) against UTEP (3/24-25) with a .667 on-base percentage ... During the UAB series (4/6-7), tallied a team-best four runs batted in ... Pieced together two career-long five-game hitting streaks (4/28-5/5 & 3/24-31) ... Named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team as well as the Capital One Academic All-District 3 First Team and the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team.

As A Freshman (2011):
A fiery competitor who earned Second-Team All-Conference USA honors as a utility player and C-USA All-Freshman Team and Conference USA All-Tournament Team honors ... One of just four C-USA freshmen to earn all-league honors in 2011 ... Experienced action in 54 games and started 39 - 22 in right field, 14 at second base and three as the designated player ... Was ECU's top hitter during the second half of the season, posting a .304 average (24-for-79) to go along with a team-best 13 runs scored as well as 14 walks and eight runs batted in ... During the 15 games prior to the NCAA Tournament, tallied a squad-high 17 hits and 10 runs scored with a .395 average (17-for-43) ... Ended the campaign leading the squad with three triples and posted the third-best batting average at .295 (36-for-122) ... Finished fourth among Pirate players with 36 hits, 19 walks and a .399 on-base percentage ... Also checked in fifth on the team with 21 runs scored and 43 total bases ... Batted .340 (18-for-53) with runners on base and reached 42.6 percent of the time (20-for-47) when leading off an inning ... Average of .342 (13-for-38) with runners in scoring position was the highest on the team ... Tallied nine multiple-hit games, the fourth most on the squad, and a trio of two-RBI contests ... Batted .300 (15-for-50) in league games, trailing only Jasmine Robbins' .333 mark ... Made the C-USA All-Tournament Team after pacing the squad with four hits and .444 batting average (four-for-nine) while scoring two runs ... Excelled in road games, hitting .364 (16-for-44) with an ECU-best .481 on-base percentage ... Hit .800 or better when facing a 2-1 (.846/11-for-13) or 3-1 (.800/4-for-5) count ... Committed two errors in first career game, but had just three the remainder of the season ... Recorded first hit of career, a triple, against UNC Wilmington (2/16) ... Drove in the game-tying run against St. John's (2/18) with a two-out single to center field in the seventh inning ... Collected two hits in games one and three at then-league-leading UAB while batting .364 (four-for-11) for the series (4/16-17) ... Hit .625 (five-for-eight) and drew four walks during UTEP series (4/22-23) ... Went two-for-four against Maryland during ECU's 2-0 victory over the Terrapins in the NCAA College Park Regional (5/21).

Aliso Niguel High School
Four-year leadoff batter and two-time First Team All-South Coast League selection ... Received numerous accolades as a senior, including the school's Lee Brenan Sportsmanship Award, the South Coast League's Sportsmanship Award and the team's leadership award ... Also selected to play in the 11th Orange County Coaches All-Star Showcase for the Orange County All-Star Team ... Junior year, received the coaches award and the team's best offensive player designation ... Named the squad's most valuable player, a First Team All-Orange County Sophomore and first team all-league member following sophomore season ... Picked up first coaches award as a freshman ... Enjoyed additional success on the basketball court, earning two varsity letters and being named captain, best offensive player, best defensive player, most valuable player and most tenacious player during four-year career ... Over the summer, played travel softball for the California Desperados Gold team ... A standout in the classroom who was a four-year scholar athlete and three-time Esprit de Wolverine Award winner ... As a senior, selected as a finalist to be the school's Wolverine-of-the-Year ... Named the 2009 Orange County Affiliate Susan G. Komen Youth Volunteer-of-the-Year after starting the school's Pink Ribbon Club, which helped raise nearly $3,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA as an English major ... Daughter of Jerry and Jeanne Jelnick ... Has a younger sister, Jeralyn.