Elena Gambill
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Elena  Gambill

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Broken Arrow, Okla.

High School:
Broken Arrow High

Height:
5-5

Position:
Shortstop/Third Base

05/13/2016

Bears Comeback Falls Short in Quarterfinals of MVC Tournament

Missouri State ends season with 4-3 loss to host SIU in MVC Tournament

05/12/2016

Softball Advances with Opening Round Win over Bradley

Two big innings propel Missouri State to next round of the MVC Softball Championship

05/08/2016

Softball Comeback Falls Short in Regular Season Finale Loss

Missouri State wraps up regular season with 5-3 loss to Indiana State, will play Bradley to open MVC Tournament

05/03/2016

Bears Suffer Walk-Off Loss After Gambill's Grand Slam

Junior Elena Gambill hits first career grand slam, but Wichita State rallies for walk-off win

04/29/2016

Beason, Struemph Pitch Bears to Twin Bill Sweep of Aces

Bears arms lead softball to doubleheader sweep at Evansville

03/08/2015

Elena Gambill and Ali Trickey hit home runs versus Samford

04/23/2014

Elena Gambill's walk-off single versus Wichita State

Elena Gambill's walk-off single versus Wichita State

Honors
-MVC Honor Roll (2014)
-Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll

Gambill is capable of being an impact player on both sides of the ball and can play either position on the left side of the infield well.

2015 [-Sophomore-]
Gambill started 42 of the 48 games she played in during the 2015 season ... hit .221 with 11 runs batted in ... was second on the team with 23 bases on balls ... was successful on both stolen base attempts ... drew a walk in back-to-back games to conclude the Louisiana Tech Invitational (Feb. 7-8) and scored a run against the host LA Tech ... belted a three-run home run to centerfield in the first inning against Samford in Norman, Okla. (March 8) ... went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in game two versus UMKC (March 11) ... had an RBI double and drew a walk the next day against Arkansas (March 12) ... drew two walks in the first game of the doubleheaders versus Drake (March 16) and at Bradley (March 21) ... went 3-for-4 in game one of twinbill with SEMO (March 31) ... had a season-high four runs batted in, scored twice, hit a home run and stole a base in game two of doubleheader sweep of Evansville (April 4) ... drew two walks in game two versus Loyola (April 11) and again at Illinois State (April 18) ... went 1-for-1 with two walks at Tulsa (April 29).

2014 [-Freshman-]
Gambill played in 39 games as a freshman, starting in 32 of those games ... tied for fifth on the team with 12 walks drawn ... her first career hit was a double against Central Michigan (Feb. 14) ... belted her first career home run against Lipscomb (Feb. 23) at the Blues City Classic, a game in which she scored twice ... drove in a run in three-straight games from February 23 through March 7 ... went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and an RBI against Bradley (March 20) ... drew at least one walk in four-straight games from April 12 to April 16, including a season-high two bases on balls in the series finale versus Indiana State (April 13) ... had a 2-for-3 day with a double and a run scored to close the series at UNI (April 19) ... hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to cap a comeback by the Bears in win over Wichita State (April 22) ... had an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh in game two of doubleheader split against Shockers (April 22).

Background
Gambill was a three-year standout for head coach Randall King at Broken Arrow High ... as a senior, she led the Lady Tigers in hitting (.450) and went 20-3 in the circle for a BAHS squad that won district and regional titles ... her team finished third at state and she was named District Pitcher of the Year ... earned all-state first team and all-region honors along with academic all-conference accolades and was named Tulsa World Athlete of the Week on October 17, 2012 ... her junior season, Gambill was an all-district first teamer and all-metro honorable mention selection ... hit .430 with 15 doubles and 34 runs scored while leading her team to a regional title ... as a sophomore, her team won regionals and she earned all-conference honorable mention accolades ... was selected as an academic all-conference honoree in each of her final three seasons at Broken Arrow High ... helped her Diamond Girls squad to a first-place finish in the Colorado Fireworks in 2011.

Personal
Elena Kay Gambill is the daughter of Johnna and James Gambill ... born March 15, 1995, in Tulsa, Okla. ... has one brother, Brad ... is majoring in interior design at Missouri State.

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