Basketball - Notre Dame, Cleveland Cavaliers
Three-time All-American ... will go down as one of the most heralded players in Notre Dame history ... is only player in Notre Dame history to score 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds ... finished second in program history in both points (2,476) and rebounds (1,222) ... seventh in school history with a 19.2 points per game average ... averaged 9.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 13th in Irish history... owns the Fighting Irish record for career double-doubles with 64 ... Notre Dame's fifth player to record 1,000 rebounds ... finished his career as the third-leading scorer in BIG EAST Conference history (1,329 points) and the second-leading rebounder (662) ... 2008 BIG EAST Player of the Year ... three-time all-BIG EAST first team (2008, 2009, 2010) ... one of just 11 players in BIG EAST history to earn first-team all-conference honors three times ... averaged 20.4 points and 10.2 rebounds in 65 league games to finish as the only player conference history to average better than 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds during his career ... ranks fourth in Notre Dame history in free throws made (562) and is third in free throws attempted (719) ... tied for fifth in career games played in school history (128) ... seventh in Fighting Irish history with 108 career starts ... ranks eighth in program history with 95 career blocked shots ... reached double figures in points 114 times ... scored 20-plus points on 64 occasions and had 30 or more points 14 times ... produced double-figure rebound totals 65 times ... led Notre Dame in scoring 72 times during his career and 78 times in rebounds ... selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round (52nd overall pick) of the 2010 NBA Draft.
View Luke's full profile at Notre Dame Athletics
Swimming - Purdue University
(Brian Cassella/St. Petersburg Times)
Won 2009 USA Swimming 5K Open Water Grand Prix...touched wall in 8:05.63 for sixth-place finish in 800 freestyle at 2009 U.S. Open National Championships...also finished ninth in 1,500 freestyle and 17th in 400 freestyle...Broke Purdue freshman record in 500, 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle events while recording team's fastest time in all three...moved to second on program's all-time list in 500 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle and third on 1,000 freestyle list...finished seventh in 1,650 at Big Ten Championships with record time of 15:14.40 that also was NCAA provisional qualifier (2/27)...time broke previous freshman record of 15:21.21 set in 2002...Donnelly competed in primarily distance freestyle events... finished ninth of 66 competitors at the USA Swimming Open Water 10K event in Fort Lauderdale in June... finished 12th in the 1650 free with a season-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time at the Big Ten Championships... his mile time at Big Tens ranked third on the team in 2010-11... posted a season-best time in the 1000 free (9:27.65) in the dual meet win at Northwestern... that marked ranked fourth on the team in 2010-11
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Football - Penn State University
(Mark Selders/Penn State University)
Michael Mauti enters the 2011 season eager to leave behind a couple of injuries that have prevented him from fully capitalizing on his immense talent and instincts. Atop the depth chart at middle linebacker following spring practice, Mauti could be poised to take his place among the pantheon of "Linebacker U." greats during his junior season. A potential All-America candidate, Sporting News and Phil Steele's College Football Preview selected Mauti preseason first-team All-Big Ten. A fierce competitor and one of the team's hardest workers, he possesses tremendous linebacking acumen and the athleticism and speed to chase down a ball-carrier or blanket a running back or tight end in pass coverage. Last year, Mauti returned to the field after a serious knee injury sidelined him in 2009. He made 67 tackles and recorded 5.5 tackles for loss (minus-18), with two sacks, despite missing time due to injuries. Hard-hitting and tenacious, Mauti is a gifted and highly-productive tackler in the same vein as recent Penn State "Linebacker U." standouts and current NFL players Paul Posluszny, Dan Connor, Navorro Bowman and Sean Lee. A U.S. Army All-American at Mandeville HS, Michael and his older brother, Patrick (2005-09), are part of the long line of father-son tandems to play for Joe Paterno, who also coached their dad, Rich, in the mid-1970s.
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Swimming - Clemson University
Six time National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association All-America...Three time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America...NISCA Academic All-America...Four-time MVP of high school team...At ACC Championships: Finished ninth in the 100 free with a NCAA B time of 49.70 that puts her third in school history, 17th in the 50 free with a NCAA B time of 23.01 to move into fourth at Clemson, member of fourth place 200 medley relay that ranks third in school history with a NCAA B time of 1:40.85, fifth place 200 free relay (NCAA B time of 1:32.44), seventh place 800 free relay (NCAA B time of 7:20.16) and the eighth place 400 free relay (NCAA B time of 3:24.37)...Won the 50 and 100 free and was a member of the first place 200 medley relay and 400 free relay against Duke...Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the long-course 50 free with a sixth-place time of 26.38 seconds...Finished tenth in the 100 free with a season-best time of 49.96 seconds at the ACC Championships
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Football - University of South Florida
2010: Recruited walk-on that appeared in six games at quarterback, earning a start in the regular-season finale against Connecticut ... saw the first action of his career against Stony Brook and completed his firsts eight passes ... finished 9-of-12 for 119 yards and a TD against Stony Brook ... saw action against Florida, FAU and WVU ... relieved an injured Daniels to start the second half against Miami and went 8-of-15 for 120 yards, while adding a rushing TD ... led three TD drives, including one to tie the game with two minutes left and one to win in overtime ... earned first start of his career against Connecticut and completed a career high 22 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown.
JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Joe Ross at Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla. ... finished his prep career going 203-of-374 (54.3%) for 2,969 yards and 24 TDs (11 INTs) ... added six rushing TDs ... earned All-County as a senior ... played for the West Hillsborough All-Star team ... won the team's Captain Award and was named Offensive MVP ... went 134-of-244 (55.4%) for 1,999 yards and 19 TDs (six INTs) ... completed 69-of-130 (53.1%) for 970 yards and five TDs (five INTs) as a junior ... also was a four-year letterwinner in baseball ... was drafted by the New York Mets in the 50th round of the 2010 MLB draft.
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Baseball - University of Central Florida
(Michael C. Weimar/Special to the Tampa Bay Times)
Drafted in the 43rd round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics
...Three-year varsity captain for coach Matt Stallbaumer at Brandon High School
...Named the BHS Defensive Player of the Year at shortstop his final three seasons
...Selected to the 2010 All-Western Conference First Team after going .309 at the plate with 16 RBI, 34 runs, 10 stolen bases, six doubles and a pair of homers
...Earned a spot on the conference's first team in 2009 with a .358 average, 25 RBI, 36 runs, 17 steals and two home runs
...An all-county honoree as a sophomore, notching a .283 average, 19 RBI, 14 runs and three homers
...Helped guide Brandon to the 2008 FHSAA 5A Final Four after claiming district and regional titles
...Led BHS to the 2008 Saladino Tournament title
...Played shortstop for Chet Lemon's Juice travel squad in 2009
...Helped the Bullets Baseball club to the 2007 and 2009 IBC World Series championships
...Named to the 2007, 2008 and 2009 IBC World Series All-Tournament Team
View Spencer's full profile at UCFAthletics.com