University of Iowa Athletics

#19 Elizabeth DeShields

Height 5-11
Class So.
Hometown Midwest City, Oklahoma
High School Carl Albert
Previous School Marshall
Elizabeth DeShields - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2020 as a senior (season cut short due to Coronavirus)

  • Did not see action in 2020.

2019 as a junior

  • Appeared in 34 games with 22 starts
  • Recorded three multi-hit games including a career-high two doubles and two runs scored against Binghamton on March 1
  • Grabbed two hits, an RBI, and run scored against Green Bay on March 10
  • One of three Hawkeyes with a 1.000 fielding percentage

2018 as a sophomore

  • Appeared in 20 games and started 10
  • Played first base and designated hitter
  • Registered two hits and an RBI at Arizona State on March 14
  • Tallied 8 put outs against Tulsa on Feb. 16
  • 1 of four Hawkeyes with a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Prior to Iowa (Marshall)

  • Played one season at Marshall
  • Appeared in 46 games and started 44
  • Racked up 31 hits with three doubles and a home run
  • Amassed six runs and 10 RBIs
  • Had a .414 on-base percentage, a sacrifice fly, and a stolen base
  • Ranked second on the team with 196 putouts

2017 as a freshman (at Marshall)

  • Made 43-of-44 starts at first base
  • First start of the season versus Bethune Cookman (Feb. 17) as designated player and picked up first career hit in first plate appearance
  • Steady fielder that made many great stretches at first and committed just three errors in 206 chances good for a .985 fielding percentage
  • Hit .287 with 31 hits, 10 RBI, three doubles and one home run
  • Fourth on the team with .414 on base percentage
  • Was walked twice in three contests: UTSA (March 11), WKU (March 26) and Wright State (April 5)
  • Reached base safely in 17-straight games from March 26 to April 29
  • Hit .353 in conference games with an on base percentage of .515 helped lead to Conference USA All-Freshman team honors
  • Had four multi-hit games
  • 2-for-4 in win over Hampton (Feb. 25)
  • Hit first career home run at Southern Miss (April 1)
  • Went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored against Florida Atlantic (April 9)
  • 2-for-3 with a walk and one RBI at home versus UAB (May 6)
  • hit final double of the year against WKU (May 11) in the first round of the conference tournament

High School 

  • Attended Carl Albert High School
  • Helped team win Oklahoma State championship in 2013
  • Named Oklahoma All-District, All-Region 11 and All-State (Big West) catcher in 2015
  • Honored as Oklahoma All-District 5A-1 Defensive Player of the Year in 2015
  • High school career batting average of .421, on base percentage of .532 and career fielding percentage of .988
  • Was involved in Key Club, National Honors Society, 4.0 Club, Rotary Club, Student Council, ACT 100 Club and Leadership Class
  • Played travel ball for Oklahoma Exclusive, Oklahoma Her-icanes and Florida Gulf Coast Hurricanes
  • Helped Gulf Coast Hurricanes finish second in the Junior Olympic Cup in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2016


  • Born Jan. 7, 1997
  • Daughter of Alan and Misti DeShields
  • Has one younger brother
  • Health and human physiology: health studies and human relations minor