Honors & Awards
• Two Letters (2010, 2012)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
• Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Member (2010-11)
2012: Luke Bublitz (pronounced BUB-litz) returned to the mound for the Huskers in 2012 after missing the 2011 while recovering from Tommy John surgery • Was called upon out of the bullpen 21 times to pitch 26.1 innings • Went 2-1 on the year with 19 strikeouts • Earned his second win of the season on May 13 to complete a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Hawks Field • Gave up one run and struck out one over 2.1 innings of work • Threw an inning of scoreless relief in three straight games from April 28 to May 8 against CSU Bakersfield, Indiana and Creighton • Earned the win against CSU Bakersfield on April 28, as NU won the game, 3-2, in 11 innings • Pitched 2.0 innings of perfect relief against No. 16 Purdue on April 20 • Tied a career-high with three strikeouts against No. 18 California on March 12 in a 9-5 Husker win to help NU split the four-game series with the Bears • Earned his first career save on March 7 with 1.0 inning of perfect relief against UNK •Made his first appearance since May 22, 2010, against Gonzaga in the season opener on Feb. 17 in Peoria, Ariz. • Threw 1.0 inning of no-hit relief against the Zags.
2011: Bublitz didn’t see game action in 2011, as he recovered from Tommy John surgery • Played for the Haysville Heat during the summer of 2010, helping the squad to the 2010 Jayhawk League Championship and NBC Midwest Regional Championship.
2010: Bublitz was one of several Husker freshmen who played significant roles on the Husker staff in 2010 • Went 1-1 with a 5.32 ERA in 15 appearances, holding opponents to a .235 batting average over 22 innings of work • Earned his first collegiate win against Creighton at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium on May 18, allowing one run on four hits in a pre-determined start • Worked a scoreless eighth inning against Missouri on May 16 • Allowed one hit over an inning of work against Southeast Missouri State on May 9, as he was hurt by a pair of errors and allowed two unearned runs • Turned in a solid performance at Baylor on April 24, tossing two innings of one-hit relief to earn a hold, as NU defeated the Bears, 6-2 • Went a career-high four innings in relief against Kansas on April 17, allowing one earned run on two hits • Fanned three over two perfect innings of relief against Wichita State on April 13 • Pitched twice against No. 20 Kansas State, fanning two over a shutout inning of work on April 10 before he retired the only batter he faced in the series finale the next day • Got the Huskers out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh inning of the finale at No. 2 Texas on March 21, but allowed three runs in the following inning on two hits • Pitched two innings of no-hit relief against Nebraska-Kearney on March 10 • Made his Husker debut against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 26, as he tossed one inning of shutout relief.
Before Nebraska: Bublitz was one of the top two-way performers in the state of Colorado playing for Coach Gary Mares at Legacy High School • Compiled a 9-3 record with 121 strikeouts during his prep career, while also hitting .417 with 13 homers in three varsity seasons • Missed all of his senior season following a back injury • Helped Legacy to an elite eight appearance as a junior en route to earning honorable-mention all-state accolades for the second straight year • Was a three-time all-conference honoree, who was also the team’s starting quarterback in football • Set a school record with 1,442 passing yards as a junior • Excelled in the classroom, earning four academic honors and finishing with a 3.8 GPA.
Personal: Born on May 29, 1991, in Westminster, Colo. • Parents are Brent and Jennifer Bublitz • Has one younger brother, Jake • Major is nutrition science.