Krystal Ellis
Krystal  Ellis


Racine, Wis.

High School:
St. Catherine's





Welcoming Back the WNIT Champs (Photos by Maggie Casey)

Welcoming Back the Marquette Women's Basketball WNIT Champs to the Al McGuire Center


Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Kentucky (Photos by Maggie Casey)

Marquette Women's Basketball at Kentucky


Marquette vs. Illinois (Photos by Maggie Casey)

Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Illinois


Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Creighton (Photos by Maggie Casey)

Marquette vs. Creighton


Marquette vs. Providence (Photos by Maggie Casey)

Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Providence

Ellis Career Stats (PDF) Get Acrobat Reader

Career Notes
• Marquette's all-time leading scorer with 1,940 points for her career
• 2006-07 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America selection
• Two-time All-BIG EAST First Team selection in 2007-08 and 2006-07
• All BIG EAST Honorable Mention Selection in 2008-09
• 2008 WNIT MVP
• 2007 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team selection
• 2005-06 All-BIG EAST Rookie Team Selection
• Third player in program history to score 40 or points in a single game
• Along with her all-time scoring record, Ellis capped her career near the top of several all-time statistical career categories; field goals made (669, 3rd), 3-point field goals made (214, 2nd), 3-point field goals attempted (624, 2nd), free throws made (388, 4th), free throws attempted (476, 5th), assists (390, 6th), steals (240, 3rd), and games played (129, 4th). Ellis is the only player in program history to record over 1,800 points, 350 assists and 200 steals.

2008-09 Notes: Played in 32 games, started in 24...Was second on team in scoring with 12.3 points per game...Recorded 19 games of 10 or more points...Led the team with 40 3-point field goals made...Candidate for three national player of the year awards (Wade Trophy, John R. Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy)...Scored 16 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out seven assists in season opening win over Oral Roberts...Scored a game-high 19 points and assisted on seven baskets at Indiana State (11/19) in 100th career game...Scored 23 points against Virginia (11/29) on a season-high 10 made field goals along with six rebounds...Was a perfect 7-of-7 from the charity stripe against Utah (11/30) on her way to 23 points... Led MU in scoring with 18 points and had a season-high five steals in come-from-behind win over Northwestern (12/2)...Scored an Al McGuire Center-record 32 points, including 16 straight, while leading MU back from a second half deficit agianst Kansas (11/7)...Was 6-of-10 from the field against Oregon (12/17), finishing with 17 points and a career-high-tying six steals...Started 100th carer game against Green Bay (12/20)...Held scoreless against USF (1/3) for only the third time in her career...Scored in double figures (18 points) for the first time in six games against Notre Dame (1/13) to help MU to its first win over a top-10 team...Had a team-high 14 points at Rutgers (1/18)...With her eight points in the win over USF (2/3), Ellis broke the MU career scoring record...Recorded her first 20-point game of the new year and the first in over two months by netting 25 points in 24 minutes against West Virginia...Leaves MU as it's all time leader in scoring (1,940 points).

2007-08 Notes: Named to the Naismith Trophy Watchlist...Was the team's leading scorer for the second consecutive season averaging 19.4 ppg, an average that ranked second in the BIG EAST...Two-time All-BIG EAST First Team selection...WNIT Tournament MVP after averaging 23.2 ppg over the tournament...Scored a junior class record, 601 points, a mark that is also the second best season total all-time...Scored in double figures in 29 games and registered two double doubles for the season...Became the third player in program history to score 40 or more points in a game at Kentucky in the WNIT Quarterfinal...BIG EAST Player of the Week (Nov. 19)...Three-time BIG EAST Honor Roll honoree (Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Jan. 28)...Named to the Blue Sky Classic All-Tournament Team...Currently sits in seventh place on the all-time Marquette scoring list with 1547 points...Posted 12 points and dished out a team-high four assists in 29 minutes against Loyola (Ill.)...Posted a season-best 31 points, on 10-of-20 shooting from the field, dished out four assists and collected four steals in 34 minutes against Wisconsin...Sat out three games due to injury...Became the 20th player in program history to score 1,000 career points, tallying 21 points, grabbed a career-high-tying seven rebounds, connected on seven-of-eight from the free-throw line and dished out five assists at Green Bay...Scored a team-high 18 points, on 8-of-15 shooting from the field and pulled down one rebound...Posted 21 points, hitting 2-of-4 from three point range, pulled down four rebounds and dished out three assists in 24 minutes vs. Indiana State...In a season-high 35 minutes scored 30 points on a career-best 11 shots made from the field, grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds in first career double double, was 3-of-6 from three point range...Totaled 11 points, shot 2-of-3 from three-point range, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out a season-best six assists vs. Ark.-Pine Bluff...In 36 minutes at Dartmouth, connected on 9-of-18 from field goal range, dished out four assists and collected three steals...Dished out four assists, collected three steals and had one block in 28 minutes, scoring nine points vs. Arkansas...In a season-high 36 minutes, posted a season-high 32 points, shooting 12-of-20 from the field, and connected on 5-of-10 three-point attempts, took down four rebounds, dished out six assists and collected three steals against Western Michigan...Notched 12 points, connecting on 5-of-8 from the field, took down two rebounds, gave out two assists, had one block and collected two steals against Providence...Connected on 5-of-11 from the field, posting 15 points, gave out four assists and grabbed three steals vs. Rutgers...Scored a team-high 23 points, was a perfect 5-of-5 in free throws, grabbed four boards, and dished out three assists at West Virginia...In 23 minutes against DePaul, tallied 16 points, connected on 3-of-8 from three-point range, grabbed two boards and swatted a career-high-tying two blocks...Tallied a team-high 23 points, connecting on 9-of-17 field goals, grabbed three rebounds, gave out three assists and collected a season-best-tying four steals at Louisville...Posted a team-high 30 points on a career-best 13-of-27 shooting, dished out four assists and collected three steals in 34 minutes at USF...Had a team-high 14 points, hitting 5-of-6 from the free throw line, grabbed three rebounds, dished out three assists and picked up three steals in 34 minutes against Georgetown...Notched 10 points and grabbed four rebounds, while giving out five assists and collecting three steals at St. John's...Shot 4-of-9 from the field, picking up 11 points, grabbed one rebound and gave out one assist against Cincinnati...Was a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe, totaled a team-high 16 points, pulled down two rebounds and dished out four assists at Syracuse...Totaled a team-high 18 points, connecting on 7-of-15 field goals, was 4-of-5 from long range and took down two rebounds at Notre Dame...Posted 22 points, pulled down three rebounds, dished out three assists and collected three assists versus Seton Hall...Tallied 11 points, gave out one assist and picked up two steals at Connecticut...Notched a team-high 18 points, gave out a season-best seven assists, put up one block and collected one steal versus Pittsburgh...Notched a team-high 23 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished out two assists and collected three steals at Villanova...One of four players to score in double figures with a team-high 15 points against DePaul in the BIG EAST Tournament...Added four rebounds...Was held to single digits for the second time all season against Creighton in the WNIT Second Round...Added three assists...Scored 25 points, on 8-of-26 shooting, to go along with four rebounds, five assists and a steal in the WNIT Third Round against Illinois...Scored a career-best 40 points and added a collegiate-high four blocks in the WNIT Quarterfinal at Kentucky...Scored 27 points, including a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line, and matched a season-high six assists without a turnover in WNIT Semifinal at Colorado...Recorded her second career double double at Michigan State in the WNIT Championship game with 15 points and a career best 11 assists.

2006-07 Notes: Established herself as one of the premier guards in the nation ... AP All-America Honorable Mention Selection ... First Team All-BIG EAST honoree ... BIG EAST All-Tournament Team selection ... Six-time BIG EAST Honor Roll selection ... Named Women's Basketball magazine's National Player of the Month for the month of April ... Nearly doubled her point output from her rookie season and averaged a team best 18.0 ppg including 18.4 ppg in BIG EAST play, ranking her fourth and fifth on the conference scoring lists, respectively ... Ranked nationally in three categories; points per game (38th, 18.0), free throw percentage (14th, 87.2) and three-point field goals per game (100th, 2.0) ... Scored in double figures in all but three games for the season including a career best 33 point performance at South Dakota State (Dec. 31) ... Led all scorers with 24 points in season opener against Washington ... One of two players to score in double figures against Wis.-Green Bay ... Tallied her second 20-plus point performance and matched a season high seven field goals made against Auburn at the USVI Paradise Jam ... Was named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team after averaging 12.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 3.7 apg in three contests ... led all scorers with 19 points while matching a career high seven rebounds at Wis.-Milwaukee ... Contributed a then season high 26 points and a career best six steals at Rice in 27 minutes ... Was a perfect 8-of-8 in the first half at Rice scoring 20 points ... Was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll following wins at Wis.-Milwaukee and Rice ... Led all scorers at Oakland with 17 points ... Was perfect from the free throw line at Oakland for the third straight game and sixth game of the season ... Matched her then career high 29 points against Gonzaga for her fourth 20-plus point performance of the season ... 19 of those points came in the first half as she was almost perfect from the field connecting on 6-of-7 attempts in the first half ... Contributed seven points, five rebounds and three steals against Manhattan ... Led all scorers against Navy with 14 points, and added four assists and four steals ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the third time of the season on Jan. 2 ... Scored a career high 33 points on 9-of-16 shooting including 5-of-7 shooting from three-point range at South Dakota State ... Added season high seven assists and grabbed five steals ... Was perfect from the free throw line for the ninth time this season making all 10 attempts ... Led Marquette agaisnt Syracuse with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting, including 4-of-6 from three-point land ... Scored 29 points on 8-of-16 shooting (50 percent), made 4-of-6 attempts from three-point land for the second consecutive season and connected on 9-of-10 free throws ... dished six assists, grabbed three steals and five rebounds all while not committing a turnover ... Her 29 points was her second best output of the season and third time of her career she has scored that total ... Was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the fourth time this season on Jan. 8, following her performances against Syracuse and at DePaul ... Scored 27 points at Pittsburgh - all in the second half and overtime - on 9-of-16 shooting ... she also added six rebounds and five assists ... Led the team with 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field for her ninth 20+ point performance of the season against Villanova ... Scored 24 points (8-of-19 shooting) at Providence, including the go-ahead lay-up with 10.9 seconds left in the game that held Marquette defeat the Friars, 79-77 ... Her 24 points at Providence marked her seventh game of double figure scoring this season and fourth straight game of 20 or more points ... Ellis matched career highs in attempted field goals (19), attempted three-pointers (11) and matached a season best seven assists while not committing a turnover ... Contributed 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting from the floor and added five assists and two steals against Notre Dame ... scored a team high 17 points at Cincinnati ... Continued her streak of double-figured scoring with 12 points at Rutgers, 10 against UConn, 14 at Georgetown, 13 at St. John's and 19 against Louisville ... Led MU in scoring at Seton Hall with 25 points her most since Jan. 9 ... 10 of those points were from the charity stripe matching a career best made free throw attempts ... Scored 21 points against USF and registered her second straight game of converting on 10 free throw attempts ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the sixth time on Feb. 26 ... Averaged 17.5 ppg for two games in the BIG EAST Tournament ... Shot 53.8 percent (7-13) from the field and 57.1 percent (4-7) from long range in the BIG EAST Semifinal against Rutgers ... Averaged 14.5 ppg during the First and Second Round of the NCAA Tournament ...

2005-06 Notes: A BIG EAST All-Freshman Team selection ... second on the team in scoring her rookie season with 10.7 points per game ... Had 18 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in the WNIT semifinals at home against Pittsburgh...The two steals gave Ellis 62 for the season, setting a new single-season freshman steals mark...Chipped in with 15 points against Indiana in the WNIT quarterfinals...Tallied 22 points, on 9-of-16 shooting, to go along with three rebounds, three assists, and five steals in the second round of the WNIT at Iowa State...Scored 15 points, dished out three assists and tallied four steals against Illinois in the WNIT opener...Tied a Marquette freshman single-game scoring record with 29 points, on 8-of-14 shooting from the floor, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, and 9-of-10 shooting from the foul line against Villanova in the BIG EAST Tournament...Also had four steals against the Wildcats in the conference tourney...Had 10 points, six assists and four rebounds versus Cincinnati...Recorded career-highs in assists (8) and steals (5) along with 11 points in 33 minutes at Connecticut...Had eight points and three rebounds versus Rutgers...Registered 10 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals at home against Georgetown...Was 4-for-8 from the floor, tallying 10 points and seven assists at USF...Poured in a team-high 21 points to go along with four rebounds and three steals at St. John's...Did not score in 20 minutes of action at Louisville, but added four rebounds and four assists...Had 17 points, two rebounds, and four assists at home against Providence...Contributed 16 points, five rebounds, five steals and three assists versus Seton Hall...Had just five points and three rebounds at Villanova...Poured in a career-high 23 points - including 19 in the second half - capping a tremendous comeback win at West Virginia...Also tallied career-highs with seven rebounds and five assists against the Mountaineers...Had 13 points and two steals against Pittsburgh...Scored 15 points, dished out three assists and tallied two steals at Syracuse...Had eight points - including the three-pointer that forced overtime - to go along with three points, two assists and two steals at Notre Dame...Led the team with 17 points, as well as four rebounds and four assists against DePaul...Scored six points and grabbed four rebounds against South Dakota State...Contributed seven points, three assists and four steals at home against UWM...At Penn State, logged eight points and four steals...Dished out three assists against St. John's in MU's BIG EAST debut...Had 14 points at home versus Rhode Island...Tallied eight points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals at Wisconsin...Earned her first collegiate start at Montana State, recording five points, three rebounds and three steals...Scored five points to go along with two rebounds and two assists versus Oakland...Played seven scoreless minutes in her collegiate debut at Evansville.

Prior to Marquette: Averaged 24.3 points per game as a senior for St. Catherine's ... A three-time First Team All-State selection ... Was named the Milwaukee-area Player of the Year by the Associated Press and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel following her junior year ... Averaged 19.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game that season, guiding St. Catherine's to the state semifinals.


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