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Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Grady



• Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List, 2014-15
• Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll, 2015-16
• Dean's List, Spring 2015
• Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

Right-handed hitting outfielder ... Excellent defensive outfielder who runs well and has a strong arm ... Can play all three outfield positions.

2017: Played in 44 games including 24 starts as he moved into the starting lineup in right or left field over the latter part of the season ... Hit .232 with four doubles, two triples and five RBI ...Scored winning run in the 11th inning of 4-3 win over ULM (4-29-17). Led off the 11th with a single and scored on Justin Jones' double ... One game later, he tripled and scored GSU's first run in 6-1, series-clinching victory over ULM ... Had three hits, four RBI and four runs scored to help GSU win the Texas State series. Drove in a career-high three runs in the Saturday game, including a two-run triple ... Contributed a run-scoring single in 3-0 win over Savannah State (5-10-17) ... Figured in Georgia State's eighth-inning, game-winning rally vs. Georgia Southern (5-18-17) as he singled and scored on Ryan Blanton's grand slam.

2016: Hit .255 with one homer and six RBI ... Played in 38 games, including 14 starts ... Frequently used as a defensive replacement ... Hit his first career homer and drove in two runs vs. Purdue (2-21-16) ... Drew a bases-loaded walk in GSU's five-run ninth inning in 10-6 win at Mercer (3-30-16) ... Went 5-for-10 in the Troy series including a career-high three hits in Game 3 (5-15-16).

2015: Played in 13 games, including three starts, before a season-ending injury ... Collected two hits, four runs and one stolen base ... Had one outfield assist, doubling off a runner at first base after catching a fly ball in right field ... Qualified for a medical redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Grady High School … Southeast Region honorable mention by Perfect Game … Played summer baseball for the East Cobb Yankees.

PERSONAL: Full name is Luke Matthew Leonard … Parents are Chris and Rhonda Leonard … Born June 4, 1996 ... Majoring in managerial sciences.

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