Appeared in 35 games overall and started 28; Appeared in 28 games and started 19 from the pitcher's circle as BU's No. 2 starter ... Posted a 12-5 record with six complete games and four shutouts ... Tossed 119.2 innings allowing only 92 hits ... Surrendered just 36 earned runs and posted an ERA of 2.11 ... Opponents hit just .207 against her ... Walked a microscopic 26 hitters and struck out 156 ... Tossed her first collegiate no-hitter in just her second game vs. Northern Illinois (2/9) striking out nine in seven innings ... Threw a complete game 2-hit shutout vs. Sam Houston State (2/22) striking out a season-high 12 hitters ... Tossed a 2-hit shutout vs. Syracuse (3/14) striking out 11 ... Threw a 1-hitter vs. Oklahoma State (4/12) striking out 11 ... Won her first seven collegiate starts ... Led Baylor to an NCAA Tournament victory over Arizona (5/18) allowing just one earned runs in seven innings while striking out eight ... Hit .159 at the plate with two runs scored and 10 RBI ... Hit two homers on the season including one at No. 3-ranked Arizona State (3/3) ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ... Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and the Baylor Dean's list both semesters for 2012-13 school year.
Graduated from Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas ... Four-year letterwinner ... 2012 ESPNHS All-American ... Ranked No. 50 recruit nationally in ESPN Top 100 ... 2012 Gatorade Texas Softball Player of the Year ... 2012 TGCA 5A-4A state player of the year ... In 2012 went 18-9, 1.29 ERA, 313 strikeouts, 40 walks in 190 innings ... Hit 15 home runs, .413 batting average and 41 RBI ... Became first player in Texas high school history to hit four home runs in a game, tying for second-most all-time nationally ... Three-time member of the TGCA all-state first-team ... HHS MVP three seasons ... Three-time District 8-5A pitcher of the year ... Led team to third place in 2012 5A state playoffs ... Named 2010 district defensive player of the year ... Member of the Texas Rapid Fire ... Squad advanced to Premier Nationals and Gold Colorado Fireworks in 2011 and Gold Nationals in 2010 and 2012.
Full name is Heather Nicole Stearns ... Born April 5, 1994, in Plano, Texas ... Parents are Mark and Sandra Stearns ... Majoring in business.