As a Junior (2007): Only Maryland player to start all 59 games ... tied for third on the team with 51 hits, a number that leads all returnees ... had multiple hits in 15 games ... scored 25 runs, third highest among Terps, and second among returnees ... led all Terps with three triples ... Terps were 3-0 when she recorded a triple ... stole 16 bases in 20 attempts, second most on the team ... second on the team with nine sacrifice bunts ... recorded only two errors all season, despite starting every game in the outfield ... provided a thrilling finish in Palm Springs, Calif., when she rallied the Terps to a 3-2 win over No. 10 Texas (Feb. 23) ... with the score tied in the bottom of the seventh inning, she nailed a triple into left field and then stole home plate for the win ... hit a two-run triple to rally the Terps from a 3-1 fifth-inning deficit against Auburn at the USF tournament (Mar. 3) ... had five hits and four runs in a two-game sweep of Central Connecticut State (Mar. 10-11) ... notched two hits, a pair of runs and an RBI in a win over Georgetown (April 11).
As a Sophomore (2006): Started 58 games ... led Terps in batting average (.359), sixth-best in the ACC ... also led Maryland in hits (70) and runs (38) ... her .359 average and 70 hits were both Maryland single-season records ... also ranked among the best in the ACC in several other categories in just her second season ... ranked third in the ACC with an average of 1.21 hits per game, and 10th in runs scored with .66 per game ... eighth in ACC with on-base percentage of .410 ... has outstanding speed which she used to steal a team-high 13 bases ... finished with a perfect fielding percentage and had no errors on the year ... had eight hits and six runs in the Terrapins' four-game sweep of the Mason-Dixon Classic ... went 5-for-5 with five runs scored and five RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of Morgan State (March 22) ... recorded a 12-game hitting streak from March 4-22 ... recorded a hit in 22 of 25 games from February 17-March 22 ... named to inaugural All-ACC Academic team.
As a Freshman (2005): One of two Terrapins to have started 47 games for the season ... tied with most number of at-bats (159) and triples (2) in 2005 ... had a .962 fielding percentage and .226 slugging percentage ... had second-highest number of stolen bases on team (7) ... had 31 hits and 12 RBI's in first season ... scored two runs, three hits and stole her seventh base in game against Towson at the Terrapin Softball Complex (April 27) ... had her first career triple against Delaware State (April 6) ... had career-high three RBI's in game against Villanova (March 30) ... registered two singles in game against Mount St. Mary's (March 19) ... had fourth steal of the year in game against Southern Illinois (March 11) ... drove in game-winning, and her career-first, RBI in come-from-behind victory over No. 13/17 Georgia Bulldogs in the Red and Black Challenge (March 4) ... was 1-for-3 with a run scored and her first career RBI in Terps' 3-2 victory over Missouri (Feb. 19) ...started in center field in game against Alabama (Feb. 18).
Before Maryland: Earned four varsity letters as a pitcher and first basemen at La Salle High School in Pasadena, Calif. ... led her team to the Sunshine State Championships her junior and senior seasons ... team compiled a 24-3 record in 2003 and 25-6 record in 2004 ... a three-time All-California Interscholastic Div. V first team selection ... also a three-time West San Gabriel Valley first team honoree by the Pasadena Star News ... the Star News named her its Player of the Year for 2004 ... had a record 69 hits in 2004 and batted .600 ... a four-time Sunshine League first team member and league MVP in 2004 ... earned La Salle's Female Athlete of the Year in 2004 ... a member of the Junior Classical League and California Scholarship Federation.
Personal: Daughter of Ted and Cynthia Belak ... has a brother, Andrew ... chose Maryland because of its location, prestige and sports programs ... a double-major in American studies and government and politics ... lists Comedy Central's Daily Show and Colbert Report among her favorite TV shows ... says she most admires her teammate, Meredith Nelles.
Belak at the plate... Year G-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB 2005 47-47 .195 159 18 31 1 2 0 12 7-10 2006 58-58 .359 195 38 70 8 3 0 11 13-18 2007 59-59 .260 196 25 51 2 3 0 9 16-20 Total 164-164 .276 550 81 152 11 8 0 32 36-48