Former Heartland College baseball standout named Two Year College Athlete of the Year

Sam Antonacci played shortstop for the Heartland Community College Hawks. (Photo courtesy: Heartland)

By Blake Haas

NORMAL – A former Heartland Community College baseball student-athlete now has another accolade to his name – two-year college athlete of the year. 

The National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators named Sam Antonacci the Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Antonacci helped Heartland to a 2023 Division II baseball World Series Championship. 

During his tenure at Heartland, Sam Antonacci earned an impressive 3.90 G-P-A while pursuing an Associate of Arts degree. 

Last year, Antonacci was named an All-American and the Division II National Player of the Year. 

Antonacci currently plays Division II baseball at Coastal Carolina University. 

Blake Haas can be reached at [email protected].


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