Born in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... parents are Tom and Marianne Kaluza ... has an older brother, Tyler, and an older sister, Katie ... brother played football at Division III power Linfield and father ran track at Montana ... considering majoring in business.
2006 (Freshman) - Played in 34 games and started 24 (22 in center field and two in right field) ... emerged as a fairly regular starter in the latter half of the season and started 10 of the UW's 24 Pac-10 games ... notched first career hit, an RBI single, in first start, Feb. 19 at CS Northridge ... 2-for-4 with an RBI Mar. 1 at Hawaii Pacific ... 1-for-5 with two RBI later that same day at Hawaii ... 2-for-4 with two RBI March 10 vs. Santa Clara ... first career homer was a first-inning solo shot April 22 at USC ... hit safely in all three at USC ... 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs and an RBI April 28 win vs. Arizona ... 2-for-3 with a solo homer May 14 at Stanford ... played summer ball for the Kitsap (Wash.) Bluejackets, earning selection to the all-league team and winning the gold glove for center fielders.
Skyline High School
Earned four baseball letters at Skyline, playing for coach Chris Tamminen ... named the Seattle Times' Eastside athlete of the year in 2005 ... three-time All-KingCo first-team outfielder and a second-team all-state selection as a senior ... served as captain his last two seasons ... named most inspirational as a senior, when he batted .400 with four home runs and helped the Spartans to a runner-up finish at the state tournament ... a highly-decorated football player, he rushed for 1,144 yards, scored 24 touchdowns and intercepted five passes to lead Skyline to a second-place finish at the 4A state championship in 2005 ... first-team all-state safety and honorable mention all-state running back as a senior ... had a 3.7 high school grade point average.
BRETT KALUZA'S CAREER BATTING STATISTICS: Year Avg. G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Slg% BB HBP SO OB% SF SH SB/A 2006 .256 33/24 82 17 21 0 1 2 13 .354 9 4 20 .358 0 3 5/7