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April 17, 2024 6:05 am

Casbarro named finalist for Murphy Osborne Award

MOUNT OLIVE – University of Mount Olive senior second baseman Jack Casbarro was named a finalist for the 2022-23 Murphy Osborne Award as announced by the league office.

The Murphy Osborne Award, which is presented by the Conference Carolinas, is awarded to an outstanding senior or first-year graduate student based on academic, athletic and service accomplishments.

Casbarro is one of 13 individuals from the conference to be selected as a finalist for the award, which is named for longtime educator and college and university administrator Dr. Murphy Osborne. The winner of the 2022-23 Murphy Osborne Award will be officially announced on Thursday, March 16.

To be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be a December or May graduating senior or a first-year graduate student completing athletic eligibility at the same institution as undergraduate matriculation. The student-athlete must be a full-time student at the time of nomination, must have been a full-time student at the member school for at least two years and must be a starter or important substitute in a conference sport.

Casbarro is currently pursuing his master’s degree in business administration and holds a 3.8 grade-point average. He earned his bachelor’s degree in RLS Sport Management while maintaining a 3.86 GPA.

A native of Mount Olive, Casbarro entered the season as an NCBWA Preseason All-American and All-Region selection following a breakout junior season. He tallied 77 hits, 15 home runs, 78 runs scored, 33 stolen bases, and a .345 batting average while playing all 54 games in 2022. He recorded 25 multi-hit games, including nine contests with at least three hits. Casbarro finished the year with a pair of All-American selections from D2CCA and ABCA/Rawlings.

This season, Casbarro is batting .292 in the leadoff position with three homers, 22 RBI, 24 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases. He has started in all 20 games while tallying seven multi-RBI and hit performances. Casbarro ranks among the 10 in the Conference Carolinas in RBI, runs and stolen bases.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics