Ellen Nighbor
Ellen Nighbor
Year: Senior
Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Ill.
High School: Glenbard West

2016-2017:

  • NEC Player of the Year
  • All-NEC First Team
  • NEC Golfer of the Month for September & October. 
  • Played in 12 tournaments.
  • Earned Medalist Honors at the Navy Fall Invitational, SHU Fall Classic and Lonnie Barton Invitational. 
  • Earned NEC Individual Title in playoff hole at the NEC Championship, posting a three round score of 218. 
  • Posted four under-par rounds (71) over the year. 
  • Tied for 84th at NCAA Golf Regional (+22)

2015-2016:

  • NEC Player of the Year
  • All-NEC First Team
  • NEC and ECAC Golfer of the Month for October
  • Played in 10 tournaments.
  • Won the Lady EagleCat Invitational on March 15 on a playoff after finishing at +3.
  • Had three second-place finishes, including at the NEC Championship.
  • Posted SHU women's golf team's first under-par round with a 71 at Dartmouth on Sept. 27; Tied for fourth in the tournament at +5
  • Ended the Navy Women’s Invitational at 11-over par to tie for third after a three round total of 227.

2014-2015:

  • All-NEC First Team
  • Played in 10 tournaments.
  • Finished third in the NEC Championship with a three round total score of 226 to end at 10-over par.
  • Tied for sixth in the Hartford Women’s Invitational after shooting a 12-over par 84.
  • Tied for ninth at the Navy Women’s Invitational at 20-over par, shooting 236 over her three rounds.
  • Placed tied for 13th at the Brown Bear Invitational thanks to a 9-over par two round score of 151.
  • Ended the Rutgers Women’s Invitational at 13-over par to finish tied for 15th.

2013-2014:

  • Played in 10 tournaments.
  • Finished in sixth place at the Lonnie Barton Invitational at 11-over par with a two round total of just 155.
  • Tied for eighth in the SHU Fall Classic at 16-over par with a two round score of 160.
  • Tied for 10th at Northeast Conference Championship with a three round score of 236 at 20-over par.  

Prior to Sacred Heart: A four-year letterwinner at Glenbard West … A two-time All-West Suburban Conference and Academic All-Conference selection … Varsity golf captain … Also played three years of basketball, being named team captain twice.

Personal: Daughter of Teri and Mark Nighbor … Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, and Chicago Bears … Favorite Professional Athlete: Adam Scott … Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids … Favorite TV Shows: Friends and How I Met Your Mother.