Corby Heckman Up Close

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    After a breakout season as a sophomore in 2003, Corby Heckman is in his second season as a starter on the IU baseball team. Heckman, who plays at both first base and second base for the Hoosiers, earned third-team All-Big Ten honors at second in 2003. This season, the junior ranks second on the team with a .356 batting average and 38 runs scored. A local product from nearby Spencer, Ind., Heckman also received the team's sportsmanship award last year. To learn more about Corby off the baseball diamond, read on....

    1. The best thing about playing baseball at Indiana is:
    My teammates

    2. The thing that impresses me most about the coaching staff is:
    Their intensity and will to win

    3. I came to Indiana because:
    The blend of academic and athletic opportunities

    4. Who were you rooting for in this season's MLB playoffs?
    Chicago Cubs

    5. What is the most memorable moment of your athletic career?
    Making my first start against Boston College

    6. If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
    Tiger Woods; he has the opportunity to play the nicest golf courses in the world

    7. National League or American League?

    8. What position did you play on your first little league baseball team?

    9. Which other IU team is your favorite to watch?

    10. What advice would you give to a little kid who dreams of being a Division I baseball player?
    Practice hard

    11. What hidden talent do you possess?
    I am an excellent singer

    12. What is something interesting that people don't know about you?
    That I am actually an interesting person

    13. Briefly explain any pregame ritual you have.
    I re-tie my shoes right before the start of the game

    14. My hero growing up was:
    Ryne Sandberg

    15. What is your dream job?
    General Manager of the Chicago Cubs




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