April 14, 2015 (Jackson) - Belhaven University recently recognized a standout athlete and announced the newest member of the Belhaven Athletics Hall of Fame, former softball pitcher, Lyndsey Gavulic. She was presented with the Hall of Fame Award on Saturday, April 11 as part of the Annual Green-and-Gold Week.
Gavulic represented the softball team from 2003 to 2006, starting all four years for Belhaven under coaches Leslie Blanton, Andrea Roberts and Rick Fremin.
Gavulic came to Belhaven as a freshman and quickly took control of the circle for the Green-and-Gold, starting every game as a freshman. Her poise, power and rise ball became well-known and well-respected within the conference and region. As a junior, she set the Belhaven single-season record for strikeouts with 286, a record that remains today.
As a senior, she continued to dominate the circle for the blazers, picking up 20 wins to give her 63 for her career. Gavulic also set the NAIA single-game record for strikeouts with 19, which she held until this past season. Gavulic wrapped up her career for the Blazers in 2006 as the leader in every major pitching category, including games, innings pitched, wins, strikeouts, earned run average and batting average against. She still remains in the top three in every pitching category all time.
She finished her career as a four-time All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference recipient and was a two-time all-region recipient.