Five Presbyterian College baseball players received postseason honors from the Big South on Monday as the league announced its annual awards.
Outfielder Nick Guimbarda received second-team recognition on the all-conference team and was selected as Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Guimbarda was joined by outfielder Zacchaeus Rasberry and pitcher Jackson Dean on second team. Pitcher Eric Miles and Infielder Jimmy Marcelli also received honorable mention for the all-conference team.
Guimbarda is first Blue Hose to win scholar-athlete of the year since 2013, when Brad Zebedis was named Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year by the league.
A day after earning Big South Player of the Week honors, junior Rasberry received his second honor in as many days after being named College Sports Madness Big South Player of the Week as announced by the online publication on May 20.
The honor comes after Rasberry set the Blue Hose single-season D1 record for stolen bases in Saturday’s 15-6 victory over Charleston Southern. Rasberry paced the Blue Hose in the final week of the regular season with three multi-hit games, including a three-hit day versus Georgia State on May 14. The Blue Hose center fielder led Presbyterian with a .500 average for the week (8-for-16) which included three doubles and a home run. Rasberry matched the team lead for home runs with his seventh on Friday night. Rasberry added two hits in the season finale. His thefts in Saturday’s win enable him to become the first Blue Hose to rack up 20 stolen bases in a season in the D1 era.
Rasberry is the second Blue Hose to earn the honors as Reagan Fowler earned the same honor from College Sports Madness back on March 18.
Women’s soccer coach Brian Purcell announced the addition of Carolay Ospina to join the Blue Hose in the fall of 2019 on Tuesday.
The Norcross, Ga., native joins a class of five others that includes: Amy Cloud, Sydni Dachs, Bri Reynolds, Anna Stouffer and Megan Wilson.
“We are excited to have such a well-rounded class joining us in the fall,” said Purcell. “Carolay joins a group of talented student-athletes who represent everything we think is important for our program. They are dedicated students, talented and hardworking players, as well as young women with great character who will represent the college and program well.”