University of Iowa Athletics

#8 Luke Farley

Height 6-0
Weight 215 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Denver, Iowa
High School Waterloo Columbus
Luke Farley - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

2019 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2019 — Appeared in 23 games, primarily as a pinch-hitter… started 12 games — seven times as the designated hitter, twice in left field, and three times in right field… hit .227 (10-of-44) with four runs and three RBIs… finished 2-for-4 with an RBI in series opener at Purdue (4/12)… went 1-for-3 with a run and RBI against Simpson College (3/19).

2018 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List for the fall and spring semesters. 2018 — Appeared in 20 games, making two starts — once in left field and once as the DH… was Iowa’s primary pinch hitter… hit .167 (5-for-30) with four runs and two RBIs… finished 2-for-3 with a double, triple, and run scored in game two at No. 22 Illinois (3/31).

2017 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2017 — Hit .235 with one RBI and three runs scored… started seven games — six at DH and one in left field — and appeared in 22 contests… hit .500 (6-of-12) as a pinch hitter, including a pinch-hit double on March 25 against Purdue.

2016 — Hit .239 with 12 RBIs and 10 runs scored… started 14 games — seven at DH and seven in the outfield… hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run — the first of his career — against No. 18/21 Michigan (4/23)… went 1-for-1 with a double in game two at Indiana (4/16)… went 2-for-3 with two runs and a career-high four RBIs in win over Northwestern College (3/8)… just missed a first-inning grand slam… made his first career start as designated hitter against Chicago State (2/28), finishing 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, three RBIs, and two runs scored… drew a walk in his first career at-bat — as a pinch hitter — at Dallas Baptist (2/20).

High School — Ranked as the 183rd-best prospect nationally by Perfect Game and the top player in Iowa, receiving a grade of 10… rated as the 78th-best prospect nationally by Prep Baseball Report… Perfect Game All-American honorable mention in 2013 and 2015 and high honorable mention in 2014… two-time N.I.C.L. Most Valuable Player… all-state Super Team as a senior… two-time all-state by I.N.A. and IHSCBA… four-time all-metro and three-time first-team all-conference selection… first-team all-district as a pitcher in 2014 and 2015… Louisville Slugger second-team high school All-American and recipient of the Gene Schultz All-Opponent Award as a junior… All-Star for Small Schools East and MVP of team… All-Great Plains Region honoree by Perfect Game as senior… hit better than .400 in all four high school seasons… hit .429 with 48 hits, 39 runs, 15 doubles, two triples, six home runs, and 39 RBIs as a freshman, .435 with 57 hits, 30 runs, 12 doubles, four triples, four home runs, and 52 RBIs as a sophomore, .481 with 52 hits, 45 runs, 16 doubles, five triples, six home runs, and 43 RBIs as a junior, and .450 with 50 hits, 43 runs, 10 doubles, one triple, four home runs, and 33 RBIs as a senior… 42-of45 on the base paths his final three seasons… had a .889 slugging and .600 on-base percentage as a junior… went 22-8 on the mound during his career with a 0.91 ERA as a junior and a 0.88 ERA as a senior… ranks on Iowa’s all-time career lists for hits (238), RBIs (190), and doubles (61)… helped team to a runner-up state finish in 2015 and to a semifinal appearance in 2013… was the national champion in the pitch, hit, and run competition in 2009 and third in 2011… played for Perfect Game Iowa Select Navy team in 2014 and 2015… also was a four-year track and field letterwinner, winning the conference discus title in 2014 and finishing as runner-up in 2015… placed 10th at Drake Relays in 2014, fifth in 2014, and sixth in 2015… received the Award for Academic Excellence six times… two-time class President… high school coach was Don Spore… club coach was Steve James.

Personal — Born Nov. 9, 1996… son of Larry and Robin Farley… has two siblings, Brianna and Brock… majoring in enterprise leadership.