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Dan Ellis
Dan  Ellis


Negaunee, Mich.

High School:


2013 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 113 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


Men's Golf Close Boilermaker Invitational on a High Note

Spartans post second lowest round of the day; Moseley cards low round individually.


Men's Golf 13th at Boilermaker Invitational

Freshman Mitch Rutledge in a tie for 23rd to lead Spartans.


Men's Golf Prepares for Boilermaker Invitational

It marks the final tournament before the Big Ten Championship on April 26-28.


Men's Golf Places 10th at Hawkeye Invitational

Senior Dan Ellis had his best finish of the season, tying for 11th.

Finished his career tied for 11th on the Spartan career scoring list at 75.00 ... One of four Spartans to be a two-time Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar (2012, 2013) ... Became the 12th to earn PING All-Midwest Region honors in 2012 ... His 2011-12 scoring average of 73.06 is the ninth-best in MSU history ... Qualified for the 2012 NCAA Central Regional as an individual ... Has twice shot rounds of 66, good for sixth on the MSU 18-hole scoring list ... Four-time Academic All-Big Ten.

SENIOR (2012-13): Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in 11 of MSU's 12 events ... Finished second on the team with a 75.6 scoring average ... Posted his best score of the season at the Georgetown Intercollegiate with a 219 (76-69-74), which tied him for 18th and the team lead ... Led MSU to a runner-up finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championship, going 3-1 ... Placed 20th at the Colleton River Collegiate ... Had his best finish of the season at the Hawkeye Invitational, tying for 11th with a team-best 220 (78-68-77), including a season-low 68 in the second round ... Was part of the MSU competitive lineup at the Big Ten Championship, tying for 54th with a 314 (74-75-81-84).

JUNIOR (2011-12): Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar ... PING All-Midwest Region ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in all 13 events ... Led the team with a 73.06 scoring average, good for ninth on the MSU single-season list ... Led the Spartans in eight of the 11 stroke play events, posting top-20 showings in seven of those events and top-5 in four ... Opened the season with his best career finish, tying for third at the Fossum Invitational with a 218 (72-72-74) ... Fired a 211 (70-66-75), including a career-low 66 in the second round, en route to a fifth place tie at the Wolverine Invitational; his 66 ties for the sixth lowest round in school history ... Completed a string of three-straight top-5 showings at the rain-shortened Inverness Intercollegiate, tying for fourth with a 71 ... Led MSU at the Rees Jones Invitational, tying for 15th with a 225 (74-76-75) ... Closed out the fall with a tie for 13th at the Georgetown Intercollegiate with a 222 (77-72-73) ... Went 0-1-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship ... Tied for 25th at the Seminole Intercollegiate with a 214 (74-70-70) ... Carded a career-low 210 (70-67-73), good for 20th in program history, to tie for 10th at the Irish Creek Collegiate ... Earned all-championship honors at the Big Ten Championship, tying for fifth with a 293 (74-73-71-75) ... Qualified for the NCAA Central Regional as an individual, finishing in a tie for 56th.

SUMMER 2011: Tied for 18th at the Michigan Open with an even-par 288 (74-67-74-73) ... Tied for 46th at the Tournament of Champions with a 10-over 226 (73-73-80).

SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in seven events ... Had a stroke average of 75.4, the second best on the team ... Tied for 21st as an individual at the Fossum Invitational with a 152 (76-76) ... Went 1-1-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship, posting a win against Penn State ... Had his best finish of the season at the UK Bluegrass Invitational, tying for 12th with a season-low 219 (69-78-72); his opening round 69 was also a season best 18-hole score ... Finished second on MSU and tied for 28th overall at the Big Ten Championship with a 302 (74-76-77-75).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009-10): Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed in seven events, posting a 76.94 scoring average ... Tied for 18th at the Spartan Classic as an individual with a season-low 216 (72-66-78); his second round 66 was the lowest round by a Spartan during the season ... Went 1-1-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championships, posting a 2&1 win over Wisconsin's Michael Sorenson ... Tied for 30th at the Fossum Invitational with a 232 (75-78-79).

FRESHMAN (2008-09): Played as an individual at the Fossum Invitational, tying for 29th at 195 (82-74-39).

SUMMER 2008: Won the 2008 Upper Peninsula Golf Association Championship ... Placed fifth at the 2008 GAM Championship, shooting a 211 (75-69-67) ... Qualified for the Michigan Open, placing in a tie for 60th at 302 (72-76-79-75).

JUNIOR GOLF: Qualified for the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur ... Tied for ninth at the 2007 AJGA Future Legends Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner on the Negaunee High School golf team ... Finished among the top-two at the MHSAA Division I Upper Peninsula State Championship each of his four high school seasons, including winning the state championship as a junior ... Won the 2006 Mid-Peninsula Conference Championship.

PERSONAL: Born July 31, 1989 ... Son of Dean and Lois Ellis ... Identical brother Dave is also on the Spartan men's golf team ... Graduated in May 2013 with a degree in general management.

Year Rounds Strokes Average Low 18 Low 36 Low 54 Top-5 Top-10 Top-20
2008-09 2.5 195 78.00 74 156 - 0 0 0
2009-10 18 1385 76.94 66 138 216 0 0 1
2010-11 17 1282 75.41 69 147 219 0 0 1
2011-12 35 2557 73.06 66 136 210 4 5 7
2012-13 30 2269 75.63 68 143 219 0 0 3
Totals 102.5 7688 75.00 66 136 210 4 5 12

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