2012-13 (Sophomore) Named honorable mention All-America in air rifle ... Competed as an individual in smallbore at the NCAA Championships, posting a 575 ... Placed eighth in air rifle at the Great America Rifle Conference Championships, shooting a 99.2 in the final on top of a 591 ... Finished 14th overall at the GARC Championships with an aggregate score of 1165 ... Finished the year averaging a 574.3 in smallbore and 584.3 in air rifle ... Delivered a season-high 583 in smallbore at the NCAA Qualifiers ... Posted a season-best 591 in air rifle at the GARC Championships ... Named to the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll.
2011-12 (Freshman) Recorded a 573.45 average in smallbore while charting a 582.1 average in air rifle as a true freshman ... Posted a season-best 580 in smallbore vs. Memphis ... Scored a season-best 587 in air rifle twice, originally vs. Memphis and then at the GARC Championships ... Competed in 11 smallbore events and 10 air rifle events, including the GARC and NCAA Championships in both events.
"Elijah loves the game. One can see from his numbers that he has progressed every year he has competed. Shooting on the team will push him to the numbers he wants to shot. Although very reserved, his actions on the range speak volumes. I feel that he is going to rise to the top in the very near future." -- Harry Mullins
Prior to UK Attended Cedar View Christian High School ... Won the 2011 Tennessee State Championship outdoor and indoor position, also playing first in the Tennessee JOSC smallbore . Outstanding student, earned the 12-year perfect attendance honor and was voted as the 2011 class vice president and the "most talented"
"Ellis is a rising star. His calm demeanor and work ethic are propelling him toward the front of the team. He's set quality, achievable goals for himself this year that put our team in a position to compete at the highest level. Utilizing Ellis on the first team will bring additional calm to a set of athletes who are already rock solid in high-pressure situations." -- Amy Sowash
Personal Full name is Elijah Edward Ellis ... Son of Frank and Diana Ellis ... Born Aug. 22, 1993 in Kingsport, Tenn.