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- Al Hecklinski
Al Hecklinski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Hoover

Last College:
Faulkner State CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
Catcher

Birthdate:
09/22/1979

Experience:
1L

Bats/Throws:
R/R



2001 (Junior): Played in and started 53 games (51 at catcher, two at designated hitter) ... hit .279 and led the team in RBIs (32), home runs (5), and walks (24).... was second in on-base percentage (.396) and times hit by pitch (10) .... earned C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and was named to C-USA Academic Honor Roll ...also named to UAB Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette, Ala. ... hit .455 with four home runs, 20 doubles, and 31 RBI as a sophomore ... selected to the 2000 ASCAA All-Star game ...was Alabama Region 22 NJCAA Division I MVP and earned Third Team All-America honors ... was a member of the NJCAA All-Region team ... earned First Team Academic All-America and Distinguished Academic All-America honors ... graduated Magna Cum Laude from Faulkner State....other academic honors include Phi Theta Kappa scholarship and Dean's List in all four semesters at Faulkner State.

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING CAREER: Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hoover High School in suburban Birmingham (1998) ... was a three-year letterwinner in both baseball and football.... hit .401 with four home runs, 14 doubles and 44 RBI as a senior... named team MVP as a senior ... also earned Second Team All-State, First Team Academic All-State, All-Area and All-Over The Mountain team honors, and was named to the East-West All-Star team ... academic honors included National Honor Society, National Spanish Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honors Society), Hoover High School Scholar Hall of Fame.

PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born Sep. 22, 1979 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... full name is Alan James Hecklinski ... parents are Don and Donna Hecklinski ...married to the former Casey Campbell (Oct. 27, 2001) ... major is finance ... serves as a member of the UAB Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).