166 Friars named to 2011-12 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
As a Junior: Collected 23.50 points ... Earned a first-place finish in the 50m freestyle (25.13) in a win over Brandeis and in the 50y freestyle (23.01) versus Maine ... Swam the second-fastest 50y freestyle on the team this season, finishing in 22.17 at the Harold Anderson Invitational ... Currently has 296.50 career points. As a Sophomore: Finished fourth on the team with 143.50 points...Specialized in short-distance freestyle events...Collected individual victories in the 50m freestyle (25.38) versus Maine, 50y freestyle (22.55) against Villanova and the 50y freestyle (22.37) in a win against Holy Cross...Swam a third-best 21.90 in the 50y freestyle and fourth-best 48.91 in the 100y freestyle for the Friars...Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 50y freestyle and 100y freestyle while participating in the 200y medley relay, 200y freestyle relay, 400y medley relay and 400y freestyle relay...Currently has 161.25 career points... As a Freshman: Saw first action against Lehigh on October 15, 2010...Scored 141 points on the year...Set Friar season-best times in the 100m (55.66) and 100y (48.62) free...A part of the 400y free relay (3:11.64), 200y medley relay (1:38.15) and 200m medley relay ( 1:52.48) that set season-best times...Earned four individual first-place finishes...Qualified for and competed in the 200y medley relay, 50y free, 200y free relay and 400y free relay at the BIG EAST Championships.
High School: Earned four varsity letters in swimming...Captain of the team during his senior year...Three-time Southern Conference All-Star...Standard Times and Fall River Herald All-Star (2008-2010)...10-time MIAA State Finalist...Two-time New England Open Finalist...Helped capture the Southern Conference Meet Championship in 2008 and 2010...Ranked 3rd in his class academically upon graduation...National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born June 22, 1992...Son of Eugenia and Michael Luiz...Has one sister, Jennifer, a 2009 graduate of the College of Charleston...Both parents are Providence College graduates...Accounting major.