Jim Ellingson ’76 Inducted 1997
One of a long line of outstanding Gustie basketball players from Roseville's Alexander Ramsey High School, Jim Ellingson was a four-year regular at forward and center for Coach Whitey Skoog in the mid-'70s. In his senior season, Ellingson earned all-conference and all-district honors as he averaged 17.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game and helped the Gusties win the NAIA District 13 title and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City.
During Ellingson's career, the Gusties compiled a league record of 44-22 including a share of the MIAC title in 1975 and a second-place finish in 1976. He ranks fourth in career rebounds at Gustavus with 662 and 13th in career scoring with 1,224 points.
After graduating with a major in business, Ellingson took a job with Packaging Incorporated of Hopkins selling pneumatic tools. In 1980, he accepted a sales position with Metco Corporation which manufactures equipment and supplies to apply spray coating for heat protection and corrosion control. His territory includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba and part of Ontario. Jim lives in Stillwater with his wife, Patti, and their twin daughters, Roberta and Jacquelyn.