UNLV: Emerging as a talented thrower in the discus, hammer and weight throw ... Is in her second year with the program ... A strong student.
2009: Participated in three indoor meets and seven outdoor meets as a sophomore ... Finished ninth by turning in a career-best throw of 47-11.00 in the weight throw at the Lumberjack Invitational ... Opened the outdoor season finishing sixth in the hammer (151-4.00) and eighth in the discus (116-5.00) at the UNLV Classic ... That would be the only time during the outdoor season that she threw the discus ... Turned in a career-best mark of 154-8.00 in the hammer throw at the MWC Outdoor Championships, finishing 13th.
2008: Competed in four indoor meets as a freshman ... Turned in a season-best effort in the shot put at the MWC Indoor Championships ... Also participated in the weight throw during the indoor season ... Competed in eight outdoor meets, participating in the shot, discus and hammer ... Placed in the top 10 in two of those events at the season-opening UNLV Invitational, coming in third in the discus and eighth in the shot put ... Had a personal-best distance in the shot put at the UCSD Invite ... Named to the All-MWC Academic team and also was named a MWC Scholar-Athlete.
High School: A 2007 graduate of Sierra Vista HS ... Also attended Cajon HS in San Bernardino, Calif., and also Silverado HS in Las Vegas ... A four-time letterwinner in track and field ... Won the discus title in the Sun Rise Division and finished second in the state as a senior ... Finished third in the state as a junior ... Also lettered twice in basketball as a power forward.
Personal: LaShanté Nicole Ellison ... Born on April 13, 1989, in Torrance, CA ... The daughter of Lawrence Ellison and Victoria Rose ... Has two sisters, LaKayla and LaToya ... Majoring in social work.