Elijah Ellis - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Cedar View Christian

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2013-14 (Junior)
Competed in 15 matches for Kentucky in smallbore and air rifle … Averaged 571.2 in smallbore and 587.9 in air rifle … Named Great America Rifle Conference Second Team All-Conference in air rifle … Shot a season-best 578 in smallbore twice, vs. Memphis and Navy … Delivered a season-best 592 in air rifle vs. Murray State and Army.

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”

Full name is Elijah Edward Ellis … Son of Frank and Diana Ellis … Born Aug. 22, 1993 in Kingsport, Tenn.

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