Alex Heideman completed his very successful first season of baseball at Nebraska Wesleyan University by being named an NAIA Baseball Honorable Mention All-American as the team’s were announced on Monday (June 4). The team was selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association All-America Selection Committee.
The junior outfielder becomes the first NAIA All-American in Nebraska Wesleyan baseball history and the first Prairie Wolves baseball player to earn any All-America honor since the 1990 season when Tom Hartman was a NCAA III 2nd-Team All-American.
Heideman (Jr., Lincoln, Neb.) had a record setting first season with the NWU baseball team after transferring from Benedictine College. He was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Year and earned First-Team All-GPAC honors.
Statistically, Heideman led the Prairie Wolves in seven different offensive categories, while setting new NWU school single season records with 45 runs scored and seven triples. His 17 stolen bases were the most for a NWU player since 1993.
He ranked sixth in all of the NAIA in triples and was 15th in slugging percentage at .711. The Lincoln Pius X graduate batted .391 with 50 total hits, including 12 doubles, five home runs, and 28 RBI.
Heideman was the only GPAC player to earn any All-America recognition in baseball.
Nebraska Wesleyan finished the season with a 20-22 overall record and a 12-8 mark in the GPAC to finish third in the GPAC standings after being picked to finish 10th. The Prairie Wolves advanced to the GPAC Postseason Tournament where they won two games, the most since the 2005 season.