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Mark Osis

School

George Washington

Position
Outfield
Major
Finance

Classroom

Mark Osis maintains a cumulative grade-point average of 3.22 while majoring in finance. He is a four-time selection to the GW Athletic Department’s Dean’s List.

Character

Osis is a performance leader and an inspirational leader. He represents the highest end of “Attitude and Effort,” which is a core foundation of the team, and displays that with the highest level of character both on and off the field. He does these things not by way of simple words but by elite actions and how he carries himself. He is an engaging personality that the entire team can come to for guidance and direction.

Osis has earned many accolades both on and off the field. Not only is he the SAAC President and dedicated member of GW’s Leadership Academy, he also is a driving force in the core values in how the team presents and handles itself as GW student-athletes. His respect for others is unmatched, and he invests his time with a caring nature, going way above and beyond. A leader in the classroom in regards to his commitment to his academics, Osis is the kind of man who steps in front and leads the way with his discipline and excellence. The bottom line is that his teammates and this university hold him in high regard. He is a go-to guy that brings a smile to anyone’s face and warmth to their heart. The athletic department is proud of the man that he has become the past four years. He is going to do terrific things in the future, and they could not be more excited to see where life takes him.

Community

As the president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Osis has exemplified strong leadership in the department and the community. On SAAC, he has revamped the organization, making it more engaging and welcoming for members by incorporating more group discussion, collaboration among teams and action items in meetings. He was elected by his peers to be the president because of his commitment to the department and community. In the fall semester, he oversaw the planning of the committee’s semester-long fundraising for NEGU and the annual dodgeball tournament. For dodgeball, the event raised over $1,000.

In the community, he strives to provide necessities to those in need. He is the co-founder of the PROJECT 25:40 Coat Drive. He began the project by collecting coats in the department and distributed them to a local shelter. This past year, he organized collecting additional items for those in need. In December 2016, he was named Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for his work with PROJECT 25:40. Over the past 3.5 years, he has participated in 163 hours of community service.

Competition

Osis has played in more than 120 games as he enters his senior season. As a junior in 2017 he batted .282 on the season with a career-high 15 doubles, two triples and 25 RBIs while finishing 16 of 19 in steal attempts. He also totaled 15 multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games. He enjoyed a breakout sophomore season in 2016 when he ranked third overall in the Atlantic 10 with a .368 batting average while leading the Colonials with a .418 on-base percentage and finishing second on the team with 20 multiple-hit games. Entering his senior season, he sported a .313 collegiate batting average and had totaled 20 doubles, four triples, 54 RBIs and 34 stolen bases.