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9 Sam Hojnar

  • Height 6-2

  • Weight 185

  • Class Redshirt Senior

  • Major Masters of Professional Studies in Product Management

  • Hometown Naperville, IL

  • High School Central

  • Prev School Iowa

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Accolades:

  • 2024 First Team All-Big Ten

As a Redshirt Senior (2024):

  • Started and played in all 56 games
  • First Team All-Big Ten Selection
  • Finished season with a .275 (64-for-233) batting average with 15 doubles, 1 triple, 16 home runs, and 57 RBI.
  • Led team in home runs, doubles, and RBI
  • Tied for third on the team with five stolen bases
  • Made Terrapins debut and logged a triple and drove in the game-winning run against Georgia Southern (2/16).
  • Picked up a 2-for-3 day with a double and two RBI against Mount St. Mary's (2/20).
  • Went 2-4 with a home run and four RBI against Texas A&M Corpus Christi (2/23).
  • Had second-straight four RBI game as well as hitting a pair of doubles against Pitt (2/24).
  • Hit a solo home run and scored three times against Georgetown (2/28).
  • Hit third home run of the season against James Madison (3/19).
  • Went 2-4 with a home run and three RBI in a road win against Georgetown (3/26).
  • Had a 4-5 game with a double and three RBI against Michigan (3/29).
  • Set a career-high with six RBI and hit a walk-off at home against UMBC (4/3).
  • Tied career-high with sixRBI and slugged two home runs at Georgetown (4/9).
  • Hit game-winning home run in the tenth inning on the road against Northwestern (4/14).
  • Launched a three-run home run in a road win against Nebraska (4/20).
  • Hit a pair of home runs in a home win against Illinois (4/28).
  • Clubbed two home runs in a 3-5 game at Towson (4/30).
  • Became the first Terp since Matt Shaw back on May 15. 2022 to have consecutive games with two or more home runs.
  • Hit two home runs and picked up three RBI at home against Penn State (5/17).

As a Senior at Iowa (2023):

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

As a Junior at Iowa (2022):

  • 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 RBI.
  • Hit safely in 15 games.
  • Hit .455 (5-of-11) with two doubles, five runs and five RBIin the sweep of Indiana (5/19-21).
  • 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 RBIagainst 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 3-4 with a double and run scored against Bucknell (2/20) in first career start.
  • Named to Dean’s List during the fall semester.


As a Sophom*ore at Heartland CC (2021):

  • Hit .360 (58-of-161) with 14 doubles, four triples and nine home runs in 47 games.
  • Scored 51 runs and had 48 RBI.
  • 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.


As a Freshman at Southern Illinois (2020):

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


Before College:

  • 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.


Personal:

  • Born Dec. 11, 2000.
  • Son of Jack and Anna Hojnar.
  • Has two older siblings, Alex and Ki.
  • Sister, Alex, played volleyball at Oregon from 2014-17.
  • Pursuing Masters of Professional Studies in Project Management.

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