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#30 Luke Munson
Position: Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Roanoke, Va.
High School: Cave Spring
Major: Quantitative finance
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Munson Photos

As a sophomore:

  • JMU Athletics Director Scholar-Athlete

As a freshman:

  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • Dean's List Fall 2010 and Spring 2011
  • Collegiate debut and first start with two scoreless innings in Le Moyne finale
  • Worked a scoreless third inning in combined four-hitter at Maryland
  • Pitched 2/3 of an inning to finish the sixth inning Sunday at Virginia Tech
  • Final out of fourth inning after entering two-on jam against Longwood
  • Struck out ODU cleanup hitter Chris Baker with bases loaded in 7th inning of CAA Championship game
  • Played for the Broadway Bruins in the summer of 2011 in the Rockingham County Baseball League.

Before JMU:

  • Played for Dave Dunstan at Cave Spring High School
  • Played for Scott Smith with the Roanoke Badgers
  • Cave Spring reached state quarterfinals in 2010
  • Region 2 runner-up and third place in River Ridge District in 2010
  • All-District Pitcher 2010
  • First Team All District, Timesland, Region, and State Swimming as a senior
  • State Champion 2A 50 Freestyle as a senior
  • State Runner up 200 Freestyle Relay 2A as a senior
  • Second Team All-Timesland Varsity swimming as a freshman, sophomore and junior
  • National Champion 14 & Under 200 Medley Relay, 3rd ranked 400 Medley Relay nationally as a freshman
  • Junior Olympics finalist 50 free, 100 free, 200 free as a freshman
  • Member of National Latin Honor Society and Beta Club


  • Quantitative finance major
  • Enjoys swimming and running

2011.... 11.34 0-1 14 5 0 0/0 0 16.2 25 26 21 19 15 4 1 1 97 .352 6 3 0 3 1
2012.... 6.75 0-0 2 0 0 0/0 0 1.1 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 8 .000 2 1 0 0 0
TOTAL... 11.00 0-1 16 5 0 0/0 0 18.0 25 27 22 22 16 4 1 1 105 .333 8 4 0 3 1



Career Highs

Innings: 3.2, Cornell 3/23/11
Strikeouts: 3, Cornell 3/23/11

Getting to know Luke...

Why did you choose JMU
It was close to home and had a mix of good athletics and academics that seemed to fit what I was looking for

What's your current major:
Quantitative finance

If you didn't play baseball what other sport would you want to play

Describe yourself in three words
Hardworking, optimistic, inquisitive

Biggest inspiration
My parents

Favorite personal baseball memory
Winning the conference tournament

Best advice you were ever given
Never look back in regret but move on to the next thing

Favorite part of being on a team
The friendships

Personal saying or motto you try to live by
There's a finite amount of time you're going to do this.  Do this really well.

"People would be surprised to know that I..."
Was homeschooled

Biggest pet peeve:
Not having a clean house

Your Go-To outfit
Shorts and a t-shirt

Favorite place to eat on campus

Biggest fear

Favorite Quote
You can do anything, but not everything

What do you enjoy doing other than playing baseball
Watching movies

Last movie you watched
Star Trek

"After college I see myself..."
Going into the military

Pick One:
Baseball in the hot or cold weather:
Early bird or night owl:
night owl
Pepsi or Coke:
Vanilla or Chocolate
: chocolate
Gray, White, Gold, or Purple uniform:

Team Tell-All:                                                                                  
Most/Least Swag:
Most-Billy Logan Least-Tyler Duke
  Cole McInturff
Hardest Worker:
Colby Roberts
Most likely to fall asleep on the bus:
Pat Toohers
Most likely to be eating:
Cole McInturff
Best nickname on the team:
Michael Howerton