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Blaire Luna

Physical Culture and Sports


Blaire Luna has been named to the Big 12 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for six consecutive semesters (Spring 2010 – Fall 2012), the most of any current Texas Softball student-athlete. Last spring, Luna earned a place on the Academic All-Big 12 First Team after picking up second-team honors in 2011. She is projected to graduate in August of 2013 as a Physical Culture and Sports major.


Luna will be one of four seniors called upon to provide leadership to the six freshmen joining the squad. She is always willing to lend her time and assistance to younger players as they adjust to college life and Texas Softball. As a standout in the classroom, she is also counted on to be a role model for her teammates in regards to studying habits.


Luna has been actively involved in community service projects since arriving on campus in the fall of 2009. In all, Luna has taken part in 22 community service projects during her four years on the Forty Acres. As a freshman, she participated in a variety of activities, including Neighborhood Longhorns, giving a pregame clinic for local students, Austin Little League, promoting softball to young girls, and the Marbridge Foundation, a sports banquet honoring Special Olympics athletes. The following year, Luna worked with the Sun City Retirement Community and assisted with Pancakes for Parkinson’s, an event where proceeds go to research on Parkinson’s disease. Her junior year, Luna again linked with the Sun City Retirement Community to take part in a slow pitch game with the residents, and visited patients and played games at the Dell Children’s Hospital. Already as a senior, Luna has participated in the Austin Race for the Cure, which supports breast cancer research and the UFCU FitFest Challenge, teaching children about nutrition, fitness and healthy lifestyles. She has also interacted with the retirement community at the Westminster Nursing Home and played in another slow pitch softball game with the Sun City Softball Association.


Luna is a three-time All-American selection as she earned second-team honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) in 2010 and 2011 and Easton (Second Team) in 2012. In 2010 and 2011, she was a USA Softball National Player of the Year Top 10 Finalist and is on the Watch List again this spring. Luna earned NFCA All-Central Region First Team honors in 2010 and 2011 and second-team accolades in 2012. Within the Big 12 Conference, Luna was an All-Big 12 First Team member in 2010 and 2011 and a second-team selection in 2012. Following her freshman campaign, she was tabbed as the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year.

Nationally, Luna has been named the NFCA Player of the Week twice (April 6, 2010, and March 22, 2011) and the USA Softball Player of the Week on March 22, 2011. She is tied with Erin Tresselt for first on the Texas career saves chart with seven and stands second to Olympian Cat Osterman on nearly every other program pitching record list including complete games, shutouts, strikeouts and strikeouts per seven innings. In Big 12 Conference history, Luna is ranked in the top eight in victories and in the top five in shutouts and strikeouts.