University of Iowa Athletics
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#9 Sam Heinzman

Height -
Class Sr.
Hometown Omaha, Neb.
Previous School South Dakota State

Hawk Item… Transferred to Iowa during the fall of 2008 after playing the previous three seasons at South Dakota State University.

2009 as a Senior… Played in all 58 games with 55 starts… tied for the team lead with three triples… stole 10 bases… did not commit an error in 38 chances… 2-3 with two solo home runs in first game at Iowa against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 6)… drove in game-winning run in extra-innings on sacrifice fly against Kent State (Feb. 13)… tallied Iowa’s only RBI against UCLA (March 6)… recorded a triple, scored the game-tying run and drove in the game-winning run at Cal State Fullerton (Mar. 8)… collected two hits against Boston in NCAA Tournament (May 16).

2008 as a Junior at SDSU… Started and played in all 44 games in the outfield… third best batting average on the team (.329)… led the team in hits (47), runs scored (33), home runs (4) stolen bases (19) and walks (19)…had five multi-RBI games…2-3 with two home runs against Nebraska…ranks third in school history with 46 career stolen bases and ranks tied for sixth with 52 walks.

2007 as a Sophomore at SDSU… First team all-Independent honors…all-academic Independent selection…started all 49 games…led team with .301 batting average… led squad in hits (41), doubles (9), on-base percentage (.338) and walks (17)…second on the team with 21 RBI…14-17 in stolen bases…DI Independent Player of the Week after final week of season…named to Buzz Classic all-tournament team.

2006 as a Freshman at SDSU… Played in 57 games with 50 starts…tallied 29 hits…recorded first collegiate hit against Arkansas-Pine Bluff…first career RBI came against Loyola (IL)…scored 19 runs…swiped 13 bases.

High School… Four-time all-state selection, including first team super state pick as a senior… four-time all-Metro American Division pick…captain of all-metro team as a senior…school records for single season and career stolen bases… holds Nebraska state Class A record for stolen bases in a game (7)… played for Omaha Finesse Gold club team, who won regional tournament and competed in the 18-U Gold Nationals in 2004… also played for Nebraska Fury club team, that played in the ASA 16-U Nationals in 2003… also lettered in basketball and track and field… eighth place finish in long jump at the Nebraska State Meet in 2004 and ninth in 2005.

Personal… Bats/Throws – Left/Left… Major – Economics… Parents – Gene and Jackie Heinzman… Born – January 19, 1987… High School -Millard South… High School Coach – Steve Kerkman.