2010-11 Season (Sixth-Year Senior): Granted a medical hardship waiver and a sixth year of collegiate eligibility ... earned BIG EAST Sportsmanship Award ... played in 28 games, making 24 starts and averaging 27.6 minutes per contest ... averaged 5.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game ... closed career in UC Top 10 in three-point FG made (6th, 125), three-point attempts (6th, 387), three-point percentage (10th, .323), and minutes played (9th, 3,347) ... scored seven points in season opener against Southwest Baptist, knocking down 3-of-4 from the free throw line ... tallied seven points and four rebounds in 22 minutes against North Florida ... perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line for four points and five rebounds against Robert Morris ... scored 19 points with eight rebounds against Mount St. Mary's, her highest rebounding output since grabbing eight boards against IUPUI on Dec. 14, 2008 ... moved into sixth place in school history in career three-pointers with three against Mount St. Mary's ... earned first start since 2008-09 season and played 34 minutes at Valparaiso, scoring 11 points and adding five rebounds ... tallied four points and grabbed 500th career rebound in loss at Dayton ... scored four points with four rebounds but fouled out for just the second time in her career against No. 4/4 Xavier ... scored 11 points with four rebounds and a season-best three steals in BIG EAST opener against Louisville ... scored season-high 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting, including 4-of-10 from three, against Wright State, her highest scoring output since scoring 22 against Alabama State on Dec. 10, 2006 ... tallied three points with four rebounds and a pair of assists in win against Marshall ... scored 12 points, hitting on 5-of-8 from the floor and 2-of-2 from beyond the arc against No. 23/rv Texas in the Maggie Dixon Surf N Slam Classic ... scored four points with three rebounds and a season-high five assists against Miami (OH) ... scored three points with two rebounds before fouling out in win at USF ... knocked down a three and grabbed three rebounds with one steal at No. 6/7 West Virginia ... scored six points with seven boards in season-high 36 minutes at No. 22 St. John's ... shot 0-for-6 from the floor but grabbed five rebounds at Louisville ... knocked down a pair of threes, scoring eight points with two rebounds against No. 12/17 DePaul ... scored five points with five rebounds at No. 17/19 Georgetown ... knocked down a three for the second straight game and grabbed seven rebounds against Seton Hall ... scored seven points, hitting on 3-of-6 from the floor with one rebound and three assists at Villanova ... left the game against Syracuse after two minutes with a shoulder injury ... did not play at No. 8/7 Notre Dame due to injury ... returned to the starting lineup against No. 20/22 Marquette on Senior Night, scoring 12 points with eight rebounds and a career-high eight assists ... hit the go-ahead three-pointer and sealed the win with two free throws against the Golden Eagles ... scored six points with four rebounds in final collegiate contest against West Virginia in BIG EAST Championship first round.
2009-10 Season (Redshirt Senior): Sat out entire season with knee injury.
2008-09 Season (Redshirt Junior):Missed entire 2007-08 season with knee injury ... missed remainder of this season after sustaining an injury in the opening minutes at USF ... had hit six of her last nine three-point attempts ... reached 800 career points with 11 points at Rutgers ... shot 3-of-5 from three-point range and added a pair of free throws to go with four rebounds against the Scarlet Knights ... scored nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from three-point range and added a season-high six assists at Pittsburgh ... had five points and five rebounds against Louisville ... scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting from beyond the three-point arc and added a season-best four assists at Georgetown ... scored five points and grabbed seven rebounds for the second straight game at St. John's ... scored 10 points and added seven rebounds and three assists against Providence ... grabbed five rebounds at Notre Dame ... scored six points with three rebounds and a pair of assists at Louisville ... scored 12 points, all in the second half, leading the Bearcats back from a seven-point halftime deficit against Seton Hall ... scored 16 points, draining four triples, and added four rebounds and three steals against Syracuse ... grabbed five rebounds, all on the defensive end, in 39 minutes at West Virginia ... scored 10 points and added eight rebounds against IUPUI ... scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the three-point line in win against Xavier ... hit clutch three-pointer with the shot clock expiring late in the game to seal a win against Eastern Illinois ... scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting against the Panthers ... scored eight points and added three rebounds and three steals against Toledo ... scored 18 points on career-high 6-of-10 shooting from three-point range in season opener against Detroit ... added eight rebounds and four assists without committing a turnover in 31 minutes, playing in her first game since 2007 after missing last season with a knee injury.
2007-08 Season (Redshirt): Redshirted due to knee injury sustained in preseason practice ... team leader will return to the lineup, lending versatility and a well-rounded game.
2006-07 Season (Sophomore): Third on team in scoring (10.6) and led team in rebounding (6.6) ... has had at least one rebound in every contest of her 57-game career ... third on the team in assists with 85 ... has had at least one assist in every game played since season opener ... grabbed 10 rebounds in the BIG EAST Women's Basketball Championship vs. Pittsburgh (3/3) in the first round, the 11th time in her career she has reached double figures in rebounding ... equaled career high for rebounds with 14 vs. Villanova (2/20) ... scored team-high 16 points and had game-high eight rebounds vs. St. John's (2/17) ... tallied 11 points vs. Providence (2/6) getting back into double figure scoring for the first time since her 12 points vs. Seton Hall (1/20) ... broke a two-game scoring drought with fi ve points vs. No. 25/23 Rutgers (2/3) ... registered her sixth career double-double, her fi fth of the season, with 12 points and 11 rebounds vs. Seton Hall (1/20) ... missed game vs. No. 24 DePaul (1/14) with an abdominal strain ... was close to recording a triple-double for the second time in five games, with 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists vs. Notre Dame (1/10) ... was three assists short of getting UC's first triple-double since 1992 when she had 17 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high seven assists in UC's win over Tennessee Tech (12/21) ... shot a season-best 75 percent from the field on 6-of-8 shooting against Alabama A&M (12/18) ... named to BIG EAST Honor Roll on Dec. 18 for her performance against No. 16 Louisville (12/14) when she was one rebound shy of a double-double, finishing with a team-high 16 points and nine rebounds ... scored 22 points against Alabama State (12/10), her second 20-plus performance of the season and the sixth of her career ... averaged 19.5 points in two games at the Mildred and Roger L. White Invitational and was named to the all-tournament team ... poured in season-high 25 points against Northern Illinois (12/1).
2005-06 Season (Freshman): Named to BIG EAST All-Freshman Team ... versatility, athletic ability and highly-developed skills enabled her to immediately earn a spot in the starting lineup ... led the team in rebounding (6.2), was second in scoring (10.9) and steals (1.4) and third in assists (2.4) ... nominated for BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year ... grabbed at least eight rebounds in seven games, carding 10 or more four times ... put up 15 double-figure scoring games and four 20-point performances ... recorded 11 points, nine rebounds and four steals in WNIT loss at Florida International (3/16) ... scored 22 points and became the fifth Bearcat to make six three-pointers in a game in BIG EAST Tourney loss to Pittsburgh (3/4) ... leading scorer (10.9) in BIG EAST games and 10th in the league in steals (1.7) in these games ... ranked 13th in the nation among freshmen in games started ... earned second BIG EAST Freshman of the Week Award after recording a career-high 14 rebounds in win over West Virginia (2/15) and putting up 15 points and six rebounds in win over Louisville (2/18) ... netted 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting and 4-of-6 treys vs. Pittsburgh (2/4) ... named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week after netting 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting with seven rebounds vs. Georgetown (1/25) ... scored career-high 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting and 4-of-6 from three vs. St. John's (1/18). Added four rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks ... made a career-high four steals vs. No. 8 Rutgers (1/3) to go with eight points and four assists ... recorded first double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to go with five assists vs. Toledo (12/20) ... handed out a career-high fi ve assists in four different games and recorded a personal best four steals three times ... had 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals vs. Eastern Illinois (12/3) ... scored 16 points, with nine rebounds, three assists and two rebounds vs. Detroit (11/26) ... grabbed 10 rebounds vs. E. Tennessee St. (11/23) ... recorded 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals against St. Francis (Pa.) in fi rst career game (11/19) ... led UC in scoring in both preseason contests, averaging 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists.
Pre-Cincinnati Career: Two-time honorable mention All-American playing for Lori Smith at Ottawa-Glandorf High School ... named first-team all-state and Northwest Ohio and District Player of the Year as a senior ... nominated for McDonald's All-American game ... averaged 13.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.7 steals and 4.1 assists ... three-time all-league and all-district selection ... led team to a three-year record of 63-7 with two district championships and three league titles ... named MVP in Ohio-West Virginia All-Star Game ... AAU All-American as a member of Dayton Lady Hoopstars ... ranked as one of the Top 20 guards in the nation and as the 121st best player in her class by All-Star Girls Report ... earned 11 varsity letters ... three-time all-league and all-district selection in volleyball ... named second team all-state as well as league and district player of the year as a senior after setting school records for kills and digs in a season ... five-time all-state honoree in track and owner of three school records ... led team to three regional titles and a state championship ... member of National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Full name is Shelly Caroline Bellman ... born June 26, 1986 in Ottawa, Ohio ... daughter of Ron and Sue Bellman ... has younger brother, Luke, and younger sister, Anna ... cousin Matt Metzger played basketball at Findlay and cousin Jessica Metzger was a UC cheerleader ... majoring in communications.
Getting To Know Shelly
Favorite Basketball Team: UC Bearcats, of course
Favorite Basketball Player: Shareese Ulis
Favorite Non-basketball Team: Team USA
Favorite Non-basketball Player: Shawn White
Favorite Food: Cereal
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies and Cream
Favorite TV Show: The entire HGTV channel
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Quote: "With God, all things are possible."
Best Advice You Ever Received: Life's a rollercoaster - figure out the people you want to ride it with.
My hero: There are many
Dream Date (who would you most like to go out with?): Shane Morgan, my boyfriend
Last Book You Read: Econ textbook, I don't recommend it
What's on your iPod right now?: Kings of Leon new album, Come Around Sundown
What is your worst habit: Procrastination
What websites do you have bookmarked?: UC website, GoBearcats.com, Facebook
Talent you'd most like to have: To have a beautiful singing voice
Attribute that you like most about yourself: My style
Attribute that you least like about yourself: My worst habit, procrastination
What's hanging on your dorm/apartment walls: A rosary, posters of the Beatles and Kings of Leon, our basketball poster, pictures of family and friends
One thing I can't live without: Food
On average, how many text messages do you send per day?: probably 22
I would love to trade places for a day with...: Jamelle Elliott
First Job: Babysitter
My Bucket List (Three things I want to do before I die): Go to Switzerland, learn to play guitar, get married and have lots of children
If you could have a meal with any three people, who would they be?: Bjonee Reaves, my brother Luke Bellman, and Uncle Jeff Carrico
My greatest love: God and my family
I chose UC over (what other schools did you visit/consider?): Villanova and Bowling Green