Shelby Ellis played several years of club ball and played at Richardson High School where she received many team leadership awards as well as First Team All-District for district 9-5A. Shelby played opposite for Brookhaven College where she was a two-year letter winner. She was part of a Division III NJCAA Final Four squad (2014) and two Metro Athletic Conference championship teams (2013, 2014). She went on to play at Concordia Texas for her junior and senior seasons. This is Shelby's third year with SLAM.