More than 200 MSU student-athletes recognized for academic excellence
157 Student-Athletes Honored at 3rd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony
More than 200 Missouri State student-athletes earn academic distinction
Background: Locascio joins the Bears as a senior transfer after stints at John A. Logan College and the University of Indianapolis...The Lisle, Ill., native batted .310 in 17 games (five starts) with Division II Indianapolis in 2011...Turned in his best stretch as a Greyhound April 10-16, when he went 4-for-9 with three RBIs and a run scored over a three-game hit streak...Posted a team-high .494 on-base percentage to go along with a .328 batting mark as a freshman at John A. Logan in 2009...Took a medical redshirt in 2010...Led Naperville (Ill.) North High School to a 28-12 season as a senior in 2008, hitting .360 with 40 RBIs for the Huskies.
Personal: Derek John Locascio is the son of Jim and Jane Locascio...Father played baseball at Southern Illinois and was a member of the Salukis 1974 College World Series team...Brother, Drew, played baseball at Indiana University Southeast and is currently an assistant coach at Danville (Ill.) Area Community College...Sister, Lori, competed in volleyball at UNC Greensboro...Born September 10, 1989, in Chesterfield, Mo...Majoring in organizational communications at MSU.