2014 SEC Community Service Team
2014 H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship Nominee
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 LSWA Hitter of the Week (05/02)
2012 NCAA College Station All-Regional Team
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 All-SEC Freshman Team
2011 SEC Freshman of the Week (May 9)
2011 All-Louisiana Second Team
2011 Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team & MVP
2011 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
SENIOR SEASON (2014)
Appeared in 46 games and made 17 starts for LSU in the outfield as a senior… Was named to the 2014 SEC Community Service Team… Nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate scholarship… Hit .255 on the season with a double, triple, four RBI and 14 runs scored… Had a .364 on-base percentage and was 7-for-8 in stolen bases… Had two multi-hit outings and three multi-RBI contests… Heyward connected on a bases-clearing, three-RBI triple against George Washington (Feb. 14)…. Was 1-for-1 against Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 21)… Went 2-for-3 against Stanford with a run scored (Feb. 22)… Had one hit in three at-bats in the opener against Tennessee with a run scored (April 4)… Went 1-for-2 with a run scored in game two against Hofstra (April 16)… Had her best offensive game of the season, going 3-for-3 with a double, RBI and two runs scored in the win over Southeastern Louisiana (April 30)… Scored the go-ahead run to give LSU a 5-1 lead over Arizona in the NCAA Tucson Regional Championship round (May 18).
JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Recorded 48 appearances which included 44 starts shared between right field (34) and centerfield (10) … LSU won seven of 10 games when Heyward started in centerfield … Batted in the No. 9 spot during 40 of her 44 starts … Came away with a .333 batting average (32-for-96) which was over a 100 point improvement from 2012 and one RBI … The .333 hitting clip was fourth on the team … Raised her average to a team-leading .365 mark in SEC games, good enough for 11th place among the league leaders … Compiled a .476 on-base percentage, sixth-best, during SEC play … Was 16-for-18 in stolen bases, second on the team … 12 of her 16 steals came versus SEC opponents to rank in a second-place tie on the conference leaderboard … Registered eight multi-hit efforts, tied for fifth on the team … Was LSU’s opening day starter at centerfield … Batted second, drew a walk and scored a run as part of LSU’s five-run first inning during an 8-0 victory over No. 22 North Carolina (Feb. 8) ... Started 40 of LSU’s final 45 games (Feb. 22-May 19) … Picked up all 32 of her hits during that stretch started by a season’s long five-game hitting streak (Feb. 22-March 2) … Turned in a 2-for-3 effort versus No. 16 UCLA (Feb. 24) … Reached base in four of her five plate appearances and scored two runs during LSU’s 14-6 win over No. 14 Michigan (March 2) … Collected her first career three-hit performance against No. 17 Kentucky (March 15) … Scored the game-winning run on Jacee Blades’ RBI single in the ninth inning of LSU’s 4-3 walkoff win over No. 17 Kentucky (March 16) … Was 2-for-2 and added two stolen bases versus South Carolina (March 22) … Came away with another 2-for-2 effort and scored two runs at Florida State (April 3) ... Coaxed three walks and scored the game-tying run during LSU’s 5-4 comeback win over Arkansas (April 7) … Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored at No. 10 Texas A&M (April 13) … Drove home her lone RBI of the season on a bases loaded walk as part of LSU’s seven-run fourth inning and 10-2 series clinching win at No. 10 Texas A&M (April 14) … Scored game-tying or game-winning run during all three games of LSU’s sweep over No. 4 Alabama (April 25-27) … Was 2-for-3 and crossed the plate on Sandra Simmons’ walkoff RBI single during the eighth inning of the series opener (April 25) … Two of her three outfield assists on the season came versus Alabama which includes cutting down a pair of game-tying runs at home plate (April 26) and at third base (April 27) … Equaled a career-high with three hits at Georgia (May 3) … Started all four games of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (May 17-19) in right field … Was 2-for-8 with two runs scored and two walks in the postseason.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Totaled 40 appearances, including 24 starts in centerfield ... LSU won 17 of 24 games when Heyward started in centerfield ... Checked in with a .219 batting average (14-for-64) and totaled six RBIs ... LSU was 9-2 when Heyward scored a run ... Tallied a 2-for-2 effort with two runs scored and a RBI against Louisiana Tech (Feb. 12) ... Coaxed three walks and added a RBI versus Utah State (Feb. 19) ... Pieced together a season's long three-game hitting streak (Feb. 21-25) ... Missed a 15-game stretch due to injury (March 2-21) ... Worked her way to a pinch hit walk and crossed the plate with the game's only run during a 1-0 walkoff win over Arkansas (March 30) ... Recorded pinch hit singles versus Ole Miss (April 22) and at Kentucky (May 5) ... Started all nine of LSU's postseason contests from the No. 2 spot in the lineup and collected hits in five of those games ... Picked up NCAA College Station All-Regional honors ... Knocked a leadoff single and scored the game's only run in LSU's 1-0 walkoff win over Texas State (May 18) ... Was 1-for-3 with a run scored during the winner's bracket game at No. 8 national seed Texas A&M (May 19) ... With LSU trailing 1-0 to No. 9 national seed Missouri in the rubber game of NCAA Columbia Super Regional (May 27), Heyward blasted a three-run double for her first extra-base hit of the season off MU All-American Chelsea Thomas ... Turned in a 2-for-3 performance against No. 3 national seed Arizona State (June 2) at the Woman's College World Series.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Started in centerfield for 53 of LSU's 58 games ... Secured All-SEC Freshmen and All-Louisiana Second-Team honors ... Compiled a team-leading .294 batting average (45-for-153), scored a team-high 39 runs, drew a team-best 28 walks and added a team-leading 23 stolen bases ... LSU won 25 of 27 games when Heyward scored a run ... Scored multiple runs on 10 occasions ... Her 23 stolen bases were sixth-best in the SEC ... Provided 11 multi-hit games to rank second on the team ... Batted in the leadoff spot in 46 of 53 appearances ... Spent the first 34 games of 2011 with over a .300 batting clip (Feb. 11-April 2) ... Went 7-for-17, scored 11 runs and swiped six steals to garner Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team and MVP accolades (Feb. 11-13) ... Missed a five-game stretch (Feb. 18-23) due to injury ... Added a quartet of four-game hitting streaks (Feb. 18-26, March 9-12, April 20-23 and May 20-22) ... Was 2-for-4 with a triple and run scored versus No. 3 Arizona (Feb. 25) ... Tacked on hits in both games of doubleheader against No. 2 Florida (March 9) ... Went 1-for-3 with a RBI at Nicholls State (March 23) ... Scored runs in all three games of the Arkansas series (April 1-3) ... Was 2-for-4 with two runs scored at McNeese State (April 13) ... Recorded hits in nine of her last 12 outings since returning to the top spot of the lineup (April 27-May 22) ... Earned the SEC Freshman of the Week award (May 9) after she scored five runs and collected a .700 on-base percentage during South Carolina series (May 6-8) ... Hit safely in all four games of NCAA College Station Regional (May 20-22), including a pair of multi-hit efforts during elimination wins over Sacred Heart (May 21) and Syracuse (May 21) ... Also added a RBI and scored a run in those wins.
Four-year letterwinner for Bill Kapp at Rosemont High School ... Team earned first playoff berth during her freshman season and won its first playoff game as a junior ... Earned All-League First Team and All-Metro honors in 2008-09 ... Set program records for batting average and stolen bases ... Member of Student Government and the Principal's List ... Recruited by Cal and Stanford ... Also lettered in track.
Daughter of Earl and Mavis Heyward ... Born on August 27, 1992 ... Has one brother, Spencer (18) and one sister, Stephanie (15) ... Majoring in sociology with a criminology concentration.