Honors and Awards:
Summer 2008: Pitched for the Topeka Golden Gians of the MINK League ... Went 3-0 with a 4.70 ERA in four starts.
2008 (Sophomore): Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Made four appearances, allowing no runs and no walks ... Pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings against Tabor (3/11) ... Also had scoreless appearances against Chicago State (3/26), Saint Mary (4/2) and Baker (4/15).
Summer 2007: Went 3-1 with a save and a 3.53 ERA for the Topeka Golden Giants of the MINK League ... Made nine appearances and three starts ... Pitched a complete game ... Teammate of current Jayhawk Wally Marciel.
2007 (RS Freshman): Did not allow a run, pitching five innings over four appearances ... Allowed only three hits while striking out five on the season ... Pitched against Tabor (3/6), Penn State (3/13), Kansas Wesleyan (4/4) and Chicago State (5/13).
2006 (Freshman): Took a redshirt season.
Free State HS: Played prep ball at Free State High School under head coach Mike Hill, Jr. ... Named First Team All-State in 2005 ... Posted a career record of 11-1 with a 2.97 ERA on the mound ... As a junior, struck out 71 batters in 65 innings of work ... Played for the Lawrence Raiders American Legion team that won the 2005 Kansas State Championship and finished runners-up in the Regional Tournament.
Personal: Parents are Joe and Sharon Ellenbecker ... Older brother, Bix, pitched at Baker University and played one season for the Amarillo Dillas of the Central Independent League ... Majoring in architectural engineering.