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SMWC Inks Dual-Sport Athlete Kirstin Ellis

SMWC Inks Dual-Sport Athlete Kirstin Ellis

NEWPORT, Ind.- Saint Mary-of-the-Woods woman's cross country and track & field head coach Zach Whitkanack announced the addition of Kirstin Ellis to the 2019-20 incoming recruiting class. Ellis signed her National Letter-of-Intent to run cross country and run track & field for The Woods.

Bio | Kirstin Ellis

Hometown | Newport, Indiana

Prep | North Vermillion High School

Sport(s) | Cross Country and Track & Field

Height | 5-6

Quote | Kirstin Ellis

On signing her National Letter-of-Intent to play Soccer and run Track & Field at SMWC...

"I would like to thank my Mom and Dad. Every meet no matter what the weather one of them would always be there to support me. They are the only voices I hear during meets yelling at me. My Dad would always send some message to me to make me push myself harder. My coaches pushed me and taught me my technique but my parents taught me how to push through anything and come out better."

Quote | Coach Zach Whitkanack

On the Ellis commitment...

"I am happy to announce the signing of Kirstin Ellis. Kirstin will be competing in both cross country and track & field. Kirstin will help add depth to our new incoming group of sprinters. I look forward to working with Kirstin next fall"


Will work towards a degree in Personal Health Training with a concentration in Nutrition

National Honor Society | 2016, 2017, 2018

Academic Bowl Team Captain | 2019

Academic Bowl Team Member | 2017

Academic Honors | 2019

Top ten in class | 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


2x Sectional champion | Track & Field

2x Regional Qualifier | Track & Field

4x Varsity letter | Track & Field

MVP | Track & Field

2x Conference champion | Track & Field 

2x Team Captain | Track & Field 

3x Varsity letter | Cross Country 

MVP | Cross Country 

Varsity letter | Swimming

Most improved | Swimming 

State runner up | Football 

2x Varsity letter | Football 


Daughter of Tracy and Harold Ellis

Sibling includes Steve Clouse, Liz Ellis, Daniel Ellis, Paige Mcconchie, and Brennan Ellis

Article Written by Timothy Foster (Graduate Assistant for Sports Information)

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