Elena Gambill
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Elena Gambill

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Broken Arrow, Okla.

High School:
Broken Arrow High

Height:
5-5

Position:
Shortstop

B/T:
R/R

05/08/2014

Bears Rally, Fall in Quarterfinals of MVC Tournament

Missouri State rallies from a four-run deficit, but drops the quarterfinal matchup against Bradley to end the season

05/07/2014

Bears Open MVC Tournament Thursday Versus UNI

Missouri State will face UNI in the opening round of the MVC Tournament in Normal, Ill., on Thursday

05/03/2014

Two-Out Runs Lift Bears to Split at Evansville

MSU scored 14 runs with two outs over the doubleheader split at Evansville on Saturday.

05/02/2014

Tournament Seed at Stake as Bears Close Regular Season at Evansville

Missouri State controls its own destiny to make the MVC Tournament as it wraps up the regular season with three games at Evansville

04/26/2014

Softball Upended in Doubleheader Sweep by Redbirds

Sophomore Bethany Sullinger drove in four runs in the doubleheader for Missouri State

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 will be looking to have a breakout year on the left side of the infield and at the plate.

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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