Header Background
 
Kyle Ellison
Kyle Ellison
Year: 2003-2006
Hometown: Pukalani, HI
High School: Seabury Hall
College: Claremont McKenna
Major: Government with Leadership Sequence

On Court: An all-court player whose strengths included a big serve and big forehand...came to CMS as a nationally ranked junior and one of the top Hawaiian Boys 18s players...as a freshman earned a starting position and played #6 singles and #3 doubles (with John Goldis)...as a sophomore earned All-American honors in doubles with partner John Michael Cham-A-Koon, reaching the semifinals of the NCAA individual doubles tournament...went 13-10 playing at #4 through #6 singles and 21-8 in doubles at #1 doubles...Ellison and Cham-A-Koon were the first CMS players to win an Ojai title in 10 years...recipient of the Most Improved Player award as voted by his teammates...as a junior took the Fall of 2004 off to study abroad in Salamanca, Spain...returned to play #5 singles and #2 doubles (with David Oehm) where he went 17-8 and 16-7 respectively...finished the season very strong by reaching the quarterfinals of Ojai...was voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates as a result of his team best win-loss record...as a senior played in the ITA West Regionals in the fall and lost in the second round of singles and semifinals of the doubles (with David Oehm)...ranked #8 in the west with Oehm in the Fall 2005 doubles rankings...played doubles exhibition with the Bryan Brothers on Maui over winter break 2005...posted a 9-3 singles record playing at #1, #2, #5, and #6, including a six match winning streak between Feb 5 and April 14...went 10-3 at the #3 doubles spot with Oehm, including a semifinal run at the Ojai Valley Tournament..finished his career with 104 combined singles and doubles wins (104-60) and a career winning percentage of .634...played an integral part of three SCIAC Championship Teams, in 2003, 2004, and 2006.

Personal:Senior Thesis Topic: The U.S. Government's Involvement In and Policy Towards Fighting the War on Drugs in Colombia...Student Government Social Activities Chair...Two-time Dorm President...member of Student Athletic Advisory Committee...Student Escort Service...2004 CMC Entrepreneur of the Year...a five sport athlete in high school, playing tennis, baseball, volleyball, cross country and track (Hawaii state champ in 800m)...was awarded 2002 Athlete of the Year for the state of Hawaii...owned his own disc jockey business in Southern California during his time at CMC...still an avid recycler and world traveler.