2008 Second Team All-Big Ten
Hawk Items-- Enters 2009 season with an eight-game hitting streak intact... Iowa career leader in HBP (49)... two-time member of the Unity Council.
2008 -- Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 48th round (1450th pick)... named second team all-Big Ten... hit .389 in conference play... had 44 hits in the conference... committed only three errors in conference play... hit .357 overall... recorded nine doubles... had four triples... was third on the team with three home runs... had 31 RBIs... recorded 17 stolen bases... set an Iowa single-season record, 20 hit-by-pitches... set the Iowa career hit-by-pitch record with 49... played third base and shortstop... was Iowa's leadoff hitter... recorded 17 multi-hit games... had four multi-RBI games... longest hitting streak of the season was 12 games... ranked second on the team in game-winning RBI (4)... recorded a season-high five RBI at Indiana (Apr. 12)... tied a season high of seven total bases against Ohio State (May 17)... hit .453 against left handed pitchers... had an .846 slugging percentage with the bases loaded... swung the bat best in the fifth inning with a .500 batting average... was named to the Music City Classic All-Tournament Team (Mar. 3)... academic all-Big Ten honoree.
2007 - Saw action in 51 games, starting 49... made 48 starts at third base and one at shortstop... hit .342 over the last month... tied teammate Caleb Curry for Big Ten lead with seven sacrifice flies... had 14 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games... led the team with 15 hit by pitches... third on the team with 15 stolen bases... went 8-for-17 with eight runs scored and four RBIs in four-game series with Northwestern (Apr. 27-29)... went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a double against Dallas Baptist (Mar. 16)... member of the Unity Council.
2006 - Saw action in 53 games, starting 44... made 39 starts at third base, two at shortstop and three as the designated hitter... hit .301 in conference play... had 13 multi-hit games... hit .380 with two outs... hit at every spot in the lineup but leadoff... went 6-for-8 with two RBIs and two runs scored in doubleheader with Northwestern (Apr. 30)... went 2-of-3 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs against North Dakota State (Apr. 19)... went 1-for-4 with an RBI in his first-career start (Feb. 25 vs. Illinois State).
High School - All-state nominee as a senior... two-time all-metro along with three-time all-conference and all-area... team captain as a senior... holds Triad record for home runs in a season (8)... hit .459 with eight home runs, 41 RBIs and 21 stolen bases as a senior... three-time legion all-star and was the 2005 legion player of the year.
Personal - Born 2/1/87... parents are Fred Hoef and Terri Hoef... finance major.