Senior is first UVU athlete to receive distinction from CoSIDA
At Utah Valley ...
Senior (2012): Received third-team All-America honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) ... also received first-team All-Midwest Region distinction ... named to Great West All-Conference first team as DH ... was named to Great West's Academic All-Conference team ... named to Capital One Academic All-District VIII first team ... started all 59 games and hits .351 with eight home runs, 12 doubles, 58 RBIs and 63 runs scored ... hit .426 with four home runs in Great West games ... finished career with .344 average, 21 home runs, 70 doubles, 294 hits and 185 RBIs ... ends career with more games played (221) and started (218) than any player in UVU's NCAA history ... ranks third all-time in career hits and doubles and first with 97 walks ... tied a school record with six RBIs in a win over Sacramento State, which included a grand slam ... went 4-for-6 with two home runs, a double and three RBIs in win over Chicago State ... had four runs batted in after going 2-for-4 with a triple in a win over Texas-Pan American.
Junior (2011): Second on the team with a .339 batting average with three home runs, 38 RBIs and 75 hits ... started all 56 games ... tallied 24 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games ... tied a UVU single-season record with 25 doubles ... ranked 9th in NCAA Div. I baseball in doubles per game and 13th in total doubles ... strung together a 15-game hitting streak, the second longest on the team that season, from May 7 to May 24 ... led the team in 2-out RBI with 23 ... drove in four runs twice on the season, once in a 4-for-6 day with three doubles at Nevada on April 2 and again in a 3-for-4 effort vs. Chicago State on April 23. Sophomore (2010): Named to Great West All-Conference second team after batting .338 with three home runs, 35 RBIs and 45 runs ... hit .368 with two home runs and Great West games ... had four hits, including a home run and three RBIs in 13-inning win over Southern Utah on Feb. 27 ... was 11-for-23 with seven RBIs in four-game sweep of SUU ... went 4-for-4 with two RBI in win at Utah on March 30 ... hit a home run and went 2-for-3 in win over North Dakota on April 9 ... went 4-for-7 in series vs. NJIT . Freshman (2007): Played in 54 games starting 52 of them ... hit .348 with 16 doubles, one triple, seven homeruns and 54 RBI ... had 22 mulit-hit games ... at the Banana Belt Tournament on Mar 3rd against Air Force he went 2-for-3 with two RBI and homerun and a run scored ... Mar 4th against Southern Utah he was 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored ... against Universtiy of Utah on Apr 5th he was 2-for-5 with a homerun, three RBI and a run scored ... on Apr 6th against the Utes he went 3-for-4 with four RBI, three runs scored and hit a homerun ... in a weekend series against Dixie State Apr 19th-21st he was a combined total 5-for-13, eight RBI, six runs scored and hit two homeruns ... on May 24 against NJIT in the Independent Tournament he was 5-for-6, with five RBI, three runs scored and hit a homerun.
Before Utah Valley ... Prepped at Timpanogos High School ... broke school record by batting .603 as a senior ... named 1st team All-State and All-Region ... hit five home runs during senior season ... played baseball, football and wrestled ... in baseball his team was state and region champs in 2004 and 2005 ... he was named academic All-Region for baseball in 2004 and 2005.
Personal ... Born in Provo, Utah ... graduated from Timpanogos High School in 2006 with a 3.8 GPA ... majoring in Exercise Science ... served an LDS mission from 2007-09 in Honduras ... is an Eagle Scout ... enjoys horseback riding, hunting, camping and snowboarding ... marriedto UVU volleyball player Chelsey (Garfield)Heaps ...parents are Steve and Sherry Heaps ... also recruited by Yavapai and BYU.