Elaine Heflin
Elaine  Heflin


Downers Grove, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove North




Flames Garner 10 Spring Academic All-League Honors

Softball leads UIC with four honorees


2016 Softball Season Boasts Dominance in Horizon League

Flames turn out season that serves as one of the best in past decade


Elaine Heflin Places on NFCA All-Region Second Team

Heflin collects second-career NFCA All-Region honor


UIC Caps Season Following Pair of Tournament Losses

Flames conclude season with 33-18 record


No. 1 UIC Shuts Down No. 5 Cleveland State, 3-0

Flames advance to play No. 6 Valparaiso Friday at 1:30 p.m. CT


Elaine Heflin

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AS A JUNIOR (2016):
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NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team selection ... Horizon League Pitcher of the Year ... All-Horizon League First Team honoree ... made 32 appearances and 25 starts for the Flames as she posted a 19-9 record, the most wins for a pitcher since Devin Miller's 22 in 2013 ... tabbed one save against Valparaiso (04/12) ... ranks 16th in the nation after boasting a conference-leading 1.43 ERA, the lowest ERA for a UIC pitcher who threw 90-plus innings since Maral Binnebosse's 1.24 average in 2000 ... in 180.2 innings, Heflin tossed 20 complete games, six shutouts, struck out 170 and held opponents to a .198 batting average, the lowest mark for the program since 2000 after Binnebosse tallied a .190 average ... in Horizon League play, went 10-2 with a 1.03 ERA, 86 strikeouts and a .183 opponent average in 81.1 innings ... produced six shutouts against UConn (02/26), Cleveland State (04/02, 05/12), Wright State (05/01) and Oakland (05/06-07), with four coming in consecutive appearances ... struck out 10-plus batters against San Diego (05/04), Detroit (03/25) and Valparaiso, with a career-high 11 versus the Titans ... held opponents to four or fewer hits in 11 of her complete games, with one-hit bids twice against Cleveland State ... earned her first Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honor of the season after going 2-1 with a 1.94 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 18 innings at the Total Control Sports Invitational (02/19-21) ... went 1-1 with a 0.81 ERA at the Santa Clara Invitational (02/26-28) after throwing 17.1 frames with 14 strikeouts to garner her second-straight HL Pitcher of the Week ... collected her third Pitcher of the Week nod after a perfect 2-0 at the San Diego Classic (03/04-06) with 14 strikeouts in 15 innings ... registered a 0.58 ERA and a 2-0 record in UIC’s three-game series with Cleveland State (04/01-02) as she tallied 13 Ks in 12 innings ... combined for a 3-0 record with one save, 26 strikeouts in 20.2 innings and a 0.34 ERA in the Valparaiso (04/12-13) and Northern Kentucky (04/15-16) series for her fourth Pitcher of the Week ... did not earn a single run and struck out 14 after throwing two complete-game shutouts against Oakland to post her program-best fifth Pitcher of the Week accolade ... named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team after going 1-1 with 16 strikeouts in 14 innings with zero earned runs … member of the 2015-16 Horizon League Honor Roll and 2016 Spring Academic All-League Team

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Horizon League Pitcher of the Year ... All-Horizon League First Team and NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Third Team honoree ... appeared in 34 of 46 games and started 23 ... posted a 12-12 record with a 10-3 mark in Horizon League play ... led the pitching staff with a 2.54 ERA, 1.91 in conference, after throwing 170.2 innings ... registered three saves against Green Bay (04/07), Valparaiso (04/11) and Cleveland State (05/02), tying for UIC's fourth-most saves in a single season ... garnered her first-career shutout against Youngstown State (04/18) and followed with another against Valparaiso (05/07) ... threw 17 complete games, including both of her shutouts, and was credited with two or less earned runs in 10 of them ... struck out 134 and held batters to a .266 average ... fanned a career-high nine at Oakland (05/08) and tabbed six or more strikeouts on 10 occasions ... produced a 1.62 ERA and 1-1 record in the Oakland series (03/20-21) with an opponent batting average of .197 ... named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week for April 13-19 after dishing out 14 strikeouts in 14 innings with a 0.50 ERA and 2-0 mark in the Youngstown State series (04/17-18) ... repeated as Pitcher of the Week for April 20-26 after claiming a 1.38 ERA with 22 strikeouts in 20.1 innings against Bradley (04/21) and Wright State (04/24-26) ... was named to the All-Tournament team at the Horizon League Championship (05/07-09) after pitching 24 innings with 18 strikeouts and a 1.17 ERA ... member of the 2014-15 Horizon League Honor Roll

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Started eight contests and made 16 appearances ... struck out 46 batters in 47.0 innings ... pitched two complete games against Eastern Illinois (02/07) and Wright State (04/05) with wins against each opponent in addition to a victory at Indiana (03/15) ... went a complete seven innings in her first collegiate start in game one of the season against Eastern Illinois (02/07) and limited the Panthers to two hits while striking out eight ... was credited with just one earned run at Northwestern (04/02) ... recorded four or more strikeouts five times ... walked just one batter after pitching five innings against James Madison (02/16) ... 2013-14 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete

PREP AND PERSONAL: A four-time letterwinner in softball (pitcher) at Downers Grove North (Ill.) ... led her team to four West Suburban Silver Conference championships ... notched a section accolade during her freshman season ... ranked national four consecutive seasons ... served as team captain as a senior ... all-conference and all-regional selection during her freshman, sophomore and junior campaigns ... all-state selection as a junior ... blanked 244 batters during the 2012 season ... received academic letters in 2010 and 2012 ... honor roll member from 2009-12 ... born Dec. 6, 1994, in LaGrange, Ill. ... daughter of Peter and Ella Heflin ... has one brother, Baker, who graduated from UIC in 2010 ... greatest athletic thrill to date is pitching a perfect game during the 2012 campaign ... currently enrolled as a Criminology, Law & Justice major

PO: 2 vs. Youngstown State (04/18/15)
A: 6, twice, last vs. Oakland (03/21/15)
IP: 11.0 vs. Wright State (05/08/15)
H*: 1, twice, last at Cleveland State (04/02/16)
R*: 0, seven times, last at Oakland (05/07/16)
ER*: 0, 13 times, last at Oakland (05/07/16)
SO: 11 vs. Detroit (03/25/16)
BB*: 0, eight times, last at Oakland (05/07/16)
* must have pitched four or more innings (or three in a five-inning win)