Under first-year head coach Shawn Rychcik, the Wolfpack won the school's second ACC title, advanced to an NCAA Regional title game for the first time in school history and broke nearly 40 team and individual school records.
As a Sophomore (2005): One of the top hitters in the ACC ... Second team All-ACC selection ... Eighth in hits and doubles per game in the conference ... Led the team in batting average, hits, doubles and games played in 2005 ... Wolfpack career leader in doubles and hits, she had a school record 66 hits in 2005, and is the only player with 60+ hits in multiple seasons (she had 62 in 2004) ... Only player in school history to have 10+ doubles in a season, she has done it each of her first two seasons, including 11 in 2005 and 13 in 2004 ... Her career average of .312 is second in school history ... Ninth in the ACC in total bases, averaging 1.39 per game in 2005 ... Hit the first grand slam in school history with a blast against Mississippi Valley State ... School record five hits and set a school record with five RBIs in that game, going 5-for-5 with five RBIs and the grand slam, the single greatest offensive performance in Wolfpack history ... Led off the final game in the North Carolina series with a home run as NC State won 1-0 to clinch fourth in the ACC and win the series against the Tar Heels ... A third-team 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America by CoSida ... First team 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America All-District III ... Named Best Offensive Player at the team awards banquet ... Named to the ACC Honor Roll for the second consecutive season.
As a Freshman (2004): The leadoff hitter for NC?State's inaugural game on 2/13/04 against Radford, collecting the first hit in school history with a third-inning single ... Started all of her 57 appearances, playing solid defense at second and third ... She ranked fourth in the ACC in hits (62) and was fifth in the ACC for doubles (13) ... Led the team in hits (62), batting average (.315), at-bats (197) and doubles (13) ... Second on the team in total bases (81) ... Team-best 19 multiple-hit games ... Notched the first double and scored the first run in program history in the Mercer game on 2/14/04, the first win in program history ... Had a 10-game hitting streak, tied for first on the team ... An ACC Honor Roll selection.
High School: Lettered four years in softball ... The four-year starter finished with a batting average of .363 on 129 hits, 53 RBIs and 62 runs ... Led her squad as a captain in 2003 to the state championship ... Also a member of the 2000 state championship team ... Played on the 2003 Florida High School All-Star team ... Three-time all-state and four-time all-county ... Palmetto HS Rookie of the Year ... As a freshman, team was ranked 20th in the nation by USA Today ... Four-time district champions and two-time regional runner-up ... As a senior was named the team's MVP, Miami Herald Softball Player of the Year ... Played travel ball with the Miami Stingrays for four seasons ... Team finished in 5th place at the ASA National Championships in 2000.
Personal: Born Sept. 7, 1984, as the daughter of Mark and Susan Gelbard ... Has one brother, Craig ... In high school was a member of three academic honor societies: Phi Beta Chi (Science), English and National Honor Societies ... Majoring in psychology.