ILLINOIS SOFTBALL PRODUCT SIGNS
Bloomington, Ind. - First-year head softball coach Sara Hayes today announced that Heather Hohs has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to attend Indiana University. The Morton Grove (Ill.) product will enroll this fall. She intends to major in either elementary education or pediatric nursing.
"Heather is a wonderful addition to our program," said Hayes. "She will bring athleticism and leadership to our outfield, while increasing our speed and on-base proficiency at the plate. She has been a proven leader on and off the field for both her high school and summer teams and we look forward to her bringing these qualities to our program."
Under the direction of head softball coach Steve Ramseyer at Niles West High School, Hohs earned all-conference and all-area honors as a junior as she hit .356 with five doubles and 18 stolen bases. She also earned all-conference honors in basketball. During three seasons playing at the varsity level, she became the first girls' basketball player in school history to score more than 1,000 career points.
"I selected IU because it fit me in every way," said Hohs. "It has a beautiful campus and it fits my academic needs. Also, the softball team is very engaging and I think that their goals are the same as mine. It is a perfect fit and I want to be a part of all of it."
At the club level, Hohs played for the Orland Park A's, under the direction of John Buchanan. This past summer she hit .390 with two home runs, three doubles, and 57 stolen bases. She also recorded a .493 on-base percentage.
A four-year honor roll recipient, Hohs has two sisters who play Division I softball -- Karen, a freshman at Central Michigan and Lynn, a sophomore pitcher at Butler University in Indianapolis. She also has two brothers, Matt and Brad. Her mother Joan is a teacher's aide and her father, Don, a police officer.
Hohs also received recruiting interest from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ball State.