University of Iowa Athletics

#5 Sam Hojnar

Height 6-2
Weight 185 lbs.
Class RS Jr.
Hometown Naperville, Ill.
High School Central
Previous School Southern Illinois/Heartland CC
Sam Hojnar - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Academic All-Big Ten.
  • Started in 57 of his 59 appearances.
  • Batted .255 with 24 extra base hits.
  • Second on the team in RBIs (59) and third in home runs (10).
  • Registered career highs in home runs (2) and RBIs (5) in win over Ohio State on May 6th.
  • 16 multi-RBI games.

2022 Honors

  • Named to the Dean’s List during the fall semester
  • Started 23 games — seven at third base, 12 at second base and once at first base and twice as the designated hitter — and appeared in 33 contests
  • Hit .273 (24-of-88) with seven doubles, 13 runs and 11 RBIs
  • Hit safely in 15 games
  • Hit .455 (5-of-11) with two doubles, five runs and five RBIs in the sweep of Indiana (5/19-21)
  • Went 2-for-7 with two RBIs and two runs scored in game one and 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs and three RBIs in game two
  • Finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in game two at Michigan State (5/14)
  • Missed three weeks from April 3-26 with mono
  • Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against St. Thomas (3/21)
  • Had the go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning
  • Hit .444 (4-of-9) with two multi-hit games at UC Irvine (3/11-13)
  • Went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored against Bucknell (2/20) in first career start

2021 at Heartland CC

  • Hit .360 (58-of-161) with 14 doubles, four triples and nine home runs in 47 games
  • Scored 51 runs and had 48 RBIs
  • Posted a 1.104 OPS with a .665 slugging and .439 on-base percentage
  • Went 16-of-16 in stolen base attempts
  • Had 14 multi-hit and and 11 multi-RBI contests
  • Had three five-RBI games
  • Hit safely in 37 games

2020 at Southern Illinois

  • Played in 11 games with five starts
  • Hit .154 (4-of-26) with two doubles
  • Was 1-for-1 on base paths

High School

  • Two-time all-conference selection at Naperville Central
  • Named honorable mention all-conference in 2018
  • Team captain as a senior
  • Rated as the No. 8 shortstop and No. 30 overall prospect in Illinois by Perfect Game
  • Also was rated as the No. 122 shortstop nationally by Perfect Game
  • Led team to Regional Finals as a junior
  • Honor Roll student
  • Played club ball for the Illinois Indians
  • High school coach was Mike Stock


  • Born Dec. 11, 2000, in Western Springs, Illinois
  • Son of Jack and Anna Hojnar
  • Has two older siblings, Alex and Ki
  • Sister, Alex, played volleyball at Oregon from 2014-17
  • Majoring in psychology.