Just one of 11 Spartans all-time to be named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar ... Four-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (3.7 or better GPA for the year) and Academic All-Big Ten (cumulative 3.0 GPA) ... Received the most prestigious award at the 2013 SASS Academic Gala, the President's Award, honoring the MSU graduating senior with the highest cumulative GPA.
SENIOR (2012-13): Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... MSU's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Received the President's Award at the SASS Academic Gala, which recognizes MSU's graduating senior with the highest cumulative GPA ... Played in nine events ... Posted a scoring average of 77.5 ... Shot a career-low 69 in the opening round of the Wolf Run Intercollegiate ... Had his best finish of the season at the Colleton River Collegiate, placing 22nd as an individual ... Was the second-best Spartan at the Big Ten Championship, tying for 25th with a 302 (76-77-74-75).
JUNIOR (2011-12): Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... MSU's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Appeared in nine events ... Posted a career-low scoring average of 74.16, which was second on the team ... Carded his best career finish in the season-opening Fossum Invitational, tying for eighth as an individual with a 219 (75-70-74); his second round 70 was a career low ... After appearing in only two tournaments in the fall, played in all seven spring tournaments ... Shot a career low 214 (71-72-71) at the FAU Spring Break Classic, tying for 25th ... Wrapped up the season with a 20th place finish at the Big Ten Championship with a 301 (72-77-75-77).
SUMMER 2011: Tied for 34th at the Tournament of Champions at 7-over par 223 (75-75-73).
SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in six events ... Had a stroke average of 77.2 ... Had his best finish of the season, tying for ninth at the Fossum Invitational with a 150 (75-75) ... Posted his season low 18-hole (71) and 54-hole (221) scores at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009-10): Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Played in four tournaments ... Posted a 75.62 scoring average ... Had his best collegiate showing at the Fossum Invitational, playing as an individual. Placed 15th with a career-low 224 (77-77-70) ... Part of the Spartans' competitive lineup at the Big Ten Championship, tying for 32nd with a 302 (80-75-75-72).
FRESHMAN (2008-09): Redshirted ... Competed as an individual at the Fossum Invitational, placing in a tie for 40th at 199 (84-77-38).
SUMMER 2008: Finished second to his brother, Dan at the 2008 Upper Peninsula Golf Association Championship ... Qualified for the Michigan Amateur and GAM Championship.
JUNIOR GOLF: 2007 Michigan Junior Amateur Champion.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner on the Negaunee High School golf team ... 2008 MHSAA Division I Upper Peninsula State Champion ... Won the 2008 Mid-Peninsula Conference Championship ... Finished second at the conference championship as a sophomore ... Runner-up at the Upper Peninsula State Championship as a freshman.
PERSONAL: Born July 31, 1989 ... Son of Dean and Lois Ellis ... Identical brother Dan is also on the Spartan men's golf team ... Class valedictorian ... Graduated in May 2013 with a degree in finance.
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