ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
6 - Melissa Schellberg
Melissa Schellberg
Year: Senior
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
High School: Clark
Position: Infield
Bats/Throws: R/R

Senior • 2010
Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup finalist … Finished her career with the most assists in school history with 369, most games played with 184, most at-bats with 531 and tied for most games started with 180 … Named to the All-Ivy League second team … Compiled a six-game hitting streak March 6-13 … Went 1 for 3 with a RBI and run scored in a 4-0 win over Boston College March 7 … Went 1 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored in 5-4 win over Northern Illinois March 13 … Recorded a hit and an RBI in a game against No. 20 Texas A&M March 19 … Was 2 for 4 with a run scored against Boston University March 25 … Went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBI against Fairfield March 28 … Named Ivy League Player of the Week for March 30 … Was 2 for 3 with a walk and two RBI in a win over Penn Apr. 10 … Registered two hits, an RBI and a run scored against Providence Apr. 13 … Went 2 for 3 with a run scored and a stolen base against Brown Apr. 19 … Started the Dartmouth series with a 3 for 4 showing from the plate, driving in a pair of runs and scoring twice … Went 2 for 4 with an RBI in game two of the Ivy League Championship series against Cornell and followed with a 2 for 3 showing in game three.

Junior • 2009
Started 42 games at third base … Compiled a .244 batting average … Recorded 30 hits and 23 RBI in 123 at bats … Was 2 for 4 with one run in 3-2 win over Kansas Feb. 28 in the Quality Inn & Suites Invitational … Went 2 for 3 with two RBI in 8-1 win over Bryant March 26 … Compiled a six game hitting streak from March 30-April 4 and had five RBI in that stretch … Named to the Ivy League Honor Roll April 15 after going 2 for 2 with two runs scored in 4-0 win over Yale April 14 … Was 1 for 4 with three RBI and two runs scored in 11-0 win over Brown April 19 … Named to the Ivy League Honor Roll April 28.

Sophomore • 2008
A member of the All-Ivy League honorable mention team ... One of four players to start all 47 games, getting the nod at third base every game ... Hit .255 with 12 runs, 35 hits and 15 runs batted in ... Third on the team with eight sacrifice hits ... Fielded .952 ... Was 7 for 10 (.700) with a runner on third and less than two outs and .304 with the bases empty (21 for 69) ... Had nine multi-hit games ... Had a season-high three hits March 2 against Cal State Bakersfield ... Scored two runs and had two hits in a 17-2 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff March 21 ... Plated three runs April 7 in a 6-2 win against Penn ... Knocked in two runs in two of the next four games, at Holy Cross April 10 and at Yale April 12.

Freshman • 2007
Earned All-Ivy League honorable mention ... Received the Becky Pocius Award, presented to the Harvard player who possesses the qualities of hard work, dedication and enthusiasm for the game of softball ... Ivy League Rookie of the Week (May 8) ... Played in 44 games, starting 42 at third base ... Led the team with a .375 average in Ivy League games ... Tied for second on the Crimson with six doubles and ranked fourth in batting average (.311), slugging percentage (.412), on-base percentage (.359), runs batted in (15) and sacrifice bunts (eight) ... Led Harvard with 103 assists and made a number of outstanding defensive plays ... Recorded hits in 11 of final 13 games and registered two hits in seven of those games, raising her average from .250 to .311 ... Hit a game-winning, three-run homer to at Dartmouth (May 1) to clinch the North Division title ... Hit a bases-loaded, RBI single and scored to lead off the completion of the halted game against the Big Green (May 2), helping Harvard clinch homefield in the league championship ... Had three hits in the Ivy League Championship against Penn (May 5), including a two-run single to score the eventual winning runs in Game 1 ... Made a pair of crucial diving stops in the championship sweep of Penn and a diving play to strand the tying run at third base to end the 2-1, nine-inning win March 29 at Boston University ... Added two hits in the second game at BU and finished with 11 two-hit games, including a 2-for-3, three-RBI performance against Cornell (April 8) ... Made Crimson debut in season opener against Lehigh (March 3), recorded first hit in win against St. Joseph’s (March 4) and hit first home run in win at Princeton (April 7).

Before Harvard
A three-year captain and four-year letterwinner for the Clark High School softball team ... Won the Most Inspirational award three years ... Member of All-State Academic Softball Team ... Named the Chevron Player of the Week in 2004 ... Class valedictorian ... Member of National Honor Society and Clark County Honor Band ... Two-year drum major of marching band and principle oboe player in Wind Ensemble ... Drive Committee chairperson and Valley Hospital maternity ward volunteer.

Personal
Interests include music, reading and watching and playing sports ... Concentrating in Psychology ... Is a peer advising fellow for freshmen.