2005: Started all 55 games at third base ... second on team with 37 RBI ... hit career-best .276 with 13 doubles ... third with 19 multi-hit and eight multi-RBI games ... cracked three-run homer at East Carolina ... Conference USA Hitter of the Week after hitting .500 in three games at Duke ... had career-long 12-game hit streak, in which he batted .370 ... intergral part of defense that led Conference USA with 69 double plays during regular season ... Bearcat Scholar ... named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2004: A starter in 41 games, including 39 at third base ... posted then career-highs in average (.263) and RBI (33) and added a career-best five home runs ... also added nine doubles ... totalled 12 multi-hit games, including two games with three ... hit two home runs and drove in a season-high four runs at Miami (Ohio) ... had three hits and four RBI in season-finale vs. UAB ... committed just three errors at third base for a .979 fielding percentage ... Topcat Scholar ... named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2003: Started 46 games, including 38 at first base, as a true freshman ... finished second on the team with 10 doubles and tied for third with 24 RBI ... hit .241 with 12 multi-hit games, including a career-best four vs. Charlotte ... had a nine-game hit streak in which he hit .368 ... blasted first career homer against Houston.
High School: An all-conference first team selection at Bishop Watterson High ... named to all-district first team and all-state honorable mention teams ... helped team to two league and district championships and a national ranking of 15th by Baseball America ... named to National Honor Society and Academic All-Ohio.
Personal: Born Dec. 29, 1983 ... son of Gerry and Cathy DeLuca ... brother Jay played baseball at Ohio Dominican College ... a psychology major.
DeLuca's Career Statistics