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Joe Luvisi

Position Outfield
Height 5'11''
Weight 179 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School Notre Dame Prep
B/T Jr./2L

Honors and Awards:

  • Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll (Fall 2011)
  • Big 12 Commissioner[apos]s Honor Roll (Fall 2011)

2012 (Freshman): Earned selection to the Athletic Director[apos]s and Big 12 Commissioner[apos]s Honor Rolls …Played in five games off the bench … Batted .400, collecting two hits in five at bats … Became first Jayhawk to homer in his first collegiate at bat since 1984, which he belted against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 24) … Also recorded a pinch-hit single against Saint Mary (April 18).

Notre Dame HS: Lettered three years for head coach Guy Gianni … Named to ESPN Rise Magazine all-state Top 50 players in Arizona in 2011 … A two-time all-state and all-region selections … Received Notre Dame High School team MVP award in 2011 … Led team with .402 batting average with five home runs and 31 RBIs … Led team in on-base percentage, slugging percentage and stolen bases … Played in High School North-South All-Star baseball game in 2011 … Helped St. Bernards finish season at 32-2 and as runner-up in state championship … High school was ranked No. 2 in the nation by Baseball America in 2009 … Named to Anderson Bat National Classic 2010 All-Tournament Team after hitting .455 and driving in six of the teams nine runs in tourney … Played on 2011 Arizona Senior Sunbelt All-Star Team in Oklahoma City…..Played on 2009, 2010 and 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks Pro Scout team …Invited to Cincinnati Reds Area Code tryouts in 2011 … Played and lettered three years of varsity hockey, winning two state titles and was named to all-state team in 2008 and 2009.

Personal: Joseph Robert Luvisi was born in Mesa, Ariz. … Son of John and Jaime Luvisi …Has two siblings, Jordan and Jessica … Older brother, Jordan, played two years at Pepperdine and is a junior on KU baseball team … Older sister, Jessica, graduated from KU in 2011 with degree in human biology … A biochemistry major.