2008: Competed in the NCAA Skiing Championships hosted by Montana State…. This was the third time in as many seasons Ellefson qualified for the nationals…. Finished 4th out of 38 racers in the 10K Free Technique Race with a time of 31:20.0…. He was one of only three Americans in the top 10 and the only one from a Division III school…. Won his first All-America honors for his top-10 finish, after missing out on the honor by 0.3 seconds in the 10K Free a year ago…. Had an18th-place showing in the 20K Mass Start Classic Technique race with a time of 1:05.59 in Montana following his 4th place finish…. Finished in seventh place with a time of 40:00.0 at the Broomhall Cup…. Finished the Dartmouth Carnival in 1:01.29.9 for fifth out of 64 competitors…. Finished 15K Classic Technique Race Saturday at the Middlebury College Winter Carnival and EISA Championships in 39:58.8, which was good for second trailing only Vermont’s Juergen Uhl in the field of 61 competitors.
2007: Competed in the NCAA Skiing Championships for the second time in as many years…. Placed 11th at NCAAs in the 10K Free Technique race in 26:17.0 in zero-degree temperatures, only 0.3 seconds behind Even Sletten of the University of Utah for 10th place and All-America laurels…. Placed 27th in the Men’s 20K Free Classic race at the NCAA Skiing Championships in 59:18.4, 3.1 seconds behind Alaska-Anchorage’s Paul Schauer and two places better than his finish in the same event last year in Colorado. He ranked seventh among skiers from Eastern colleges…. Earned Second Team All-East honors from the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association, based on his season-long accomplishments…. Named a 2007 All-Academic All-American, for athletes with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the fall semester who competed in the regional championships.
2006: At the NCAA Championships, finished 22nd of 39 competitors in the men’s 10K freestyle race (30:35.8) and 29th (59:53.9) in the men’s classic 20K.