|Hometown:||East Wenatchee, Wash.|
|High School:||Eastmont HS ('07)|
WASHINGTON STATE CAREER
SENIOR (2010-11): Competed in 11 tournaments for the Cougars...at the season-opening Palouse Cougar Collegiate he finished tied for fifth...also in the Palouse Cougar Collegiate he had an opening round that set his career low single round score of 65...finished tied for seventh at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate...he recorded his third season top-25 finish at the PING Cougar Classic by placing tied for 19th...left school with 12 career top-10 finishes and tied for third on the WSU all-time top-10 finishes list...also ranked fifth all-time upon leaving WSU with his 22 career top-25 finishes...season scoring average was 73.43...career scoring average of 73.54 put him at third on the school's all-time career average list...had the third lowest season scoring average on the team.
JUNIOR (2009-10): Competed in each of WSU's 12 tournaments...scoring average of 73.03 was a career best and ranked second on the team...mark also ranked eighth all-time in WSU single-season history...had three top-10 finishes...five top-25 efforts on the season led the team...posted back-to-back top 10s at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate (T-7th) and the WSU Snowman Getaway (T-4th)...preceded the top 10s with a top-25 finish at the Georgetown Intercollegiate (T-17th), giving him a stretch of at least three-consecutive top-25 finishes for the fourth time in his career...three-round score of 207 (-6) at the Herb Wimberly was a career low...also finished 10th at the Duck Invitational and tied for 24th at the Giustina Memorial...now has 10 top-10 finishes during his career, ranking fifth on WSU's all-time list...also has 19 top-25 finishes, tied for sixth all-time...career scoring average of 73.56 currently ranks third all-time at WSU...won the WSGA qualifier at Palouse Ridge with a 9-under 135 to advance to the U.S. Amateur Championships..finished tied for 12th at Sahalee Players Championship.
SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Competed in 13 tournaments during his second season at WSU...was the Cougars' top finisher at the Sycuan Invitational...three-round score of 7-under 209 at the event was a career low at the time...placed tied for eighth...finished 2-under at the Giustina Memorial Classic, placed tied for 12th...best finish of the season came at the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invite...posted a season low round (68) during the second round of the US Intercollegiate...accumulated his sixth and final top-25 finish of the season at the Stevinson Ranch Invitational (T13)...ended the season with five top-10 finishes, tying him for third in single-season history.
FRESHMAN (2007-08): Emerged as a freshman standout during his debut season...competed in all 13 tournaments...placed tied for seventh at the Sycuan Collegiate Invitational, earning his first-career top-10 finish...finish was the best by a Cougar in the fall...low round of the fall season was a 3-under 68 in the second round of the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate...Cougars' top finisher at the event...one of two Cougars to finish a three-round tournament under par in the fall...started the spring season with a 141(-3) at the Cuthbert Cup, finishing in a tie for second...recorded his first-collegiate victory at the Inland Cup...shot career-low round of 67 at the event...led the team in top-10 finishes (five) placing him in a tie for third on the single-season list...eight top -25 finishes put him in a tie for fourth on the single-season list as well...ended the season with a 73.25 scoring average, second-best in WSU freshman history.
Earned four varsity letters for head coach Ron Kerby...was team captain for two years...as a freshman finished third in league and posted a 73.1 scoring average...finished tied for eighth at the 4A State championships...as a sophomore finished second in league and had a scoring average of 72.3...finished tied for 11th at State...led Eastmont High School to the league championship...finished tied for fifth at WJGA State tournament...once again led the Wildcats to the league championship as a junior...won the league championship as an individual and posted a scoring average of 70.1...finished third at districts...won the State 4A championship...was the first alternate to the 2006 USGA Junior tournament and finished fifth at the AJGA Jeff Troesh International...was a Junior World qualifier...finished tied for third at the Junior America's Cup.
Nicholas Keith Ellis...born in Wenatchee, Wash...father Brian and mother Melody...brother Spencer...interests include NBA, college basketball, football and considers himself an avid movie watcher...majoring in social sciences.
YEAR EVENTS ROUNDS STROKES AVG LOW TOP 10 TOP 25 2007-08 13 36 2637 73.25 67 5 8 2008-09 13 39 2899 74.33 68 2 6 2009-10 12 35 2556 73.03 68 3 5 2010-11 11 30 2203 73.34 65 2 3 TOTALS 49 140 10295 73.54 65 12 22