2012-13 (Freshman) Competed in 12 events as a freshman ... Averaged a 563.8 in smallbore and 583.8 in air rifle ... Posted a season-best 575 in smallbore vs. Memphis ... Recorded an air rifle personal-best 590 against North Carolina State ... Shot a 589 in air rifle at the Great America Rifle Conference Championships ... Delivered an aggregate 1158 at the Withrow Invitational.
Prior to UK Placed fourth overall at the American Legion National Sporter Championship with a total score of 2253.6 in 2010 ... Shot an 1154 in prone and 2201 in three-position smallbore at the USA Shooting National Junior Olympics in 2012 ... Finished the 2012 USA Shooting National Championships with a 2177 in three-position smallbore and 1132 in air rifle ... Excelled in Science and Engineering Fairs at school, regional, and state levels through all years of high school ... Selected as an International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist as Sophomore with project entitled "Point of Impact" ... Valedictorian of graduating class.
"Luke is adapting from more of a sporter program extremely well. He is seeing lots of progress and success early on with new equipment. As he gets more comfortable with it, I think he will build some more confidence in his positions and ability to execute." -- Amy Sowash
Personal Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Son of Marvin and Sharon South ... Has one younger brother, Jacob (16) ... Born Sept. 27, 1993.