Honors & Awards
• One Letter (2012)
• All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2012)
• 2012 Dairy Queen Classic All-Tournament Team
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
2012: Austin Darby has a stellar freshman season at Nebraska and was named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team • Played in 42 games and earned 35 starts • Hit .324 (45-for-139) with 15 RBI, nine doubles, two home runs, while also going a perfect 7-for-7 in steal attempts • Produced one of his four multi-RBI games of the season in 10-9 loss to Michigan State on May 23 in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament • Was 5-for-12 with a double at Michigan in three games to cap the regular season, including a career-high tying three hits in the series opener • Capped a three-game sweep of Minnesota on May 13 with a 2-for-4 day at the plate, including a home run and a double • Produced an eight-game hitting streak from April 8 to May 5 • Went 13-for-32 during the streak with five multi-hit games • Delivered a double in four straight games, including each of the first three games of a four-games series with Louisiana Tech at Hawks Field • Set a career-high with three hits, including a double, and stole two bases in a 12-3 win over South Dakota State on March 13 • Hit his first career home run on March 3 in a 6-4 win over New Mexico State at the Dairy Queen Classic in Minneapolis, Minn., at the Metrodome • Was named to the Dairy Queen Class All-Tournament Team after going 4-for-12 with three RBI and one home run • Produced his first hit as a Husker and stole a pair of bases in his first ever start on Feb. 24 against Utah at the Kleberg Bank College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Before Nebraska: Darby moved to Colorado from Florida during his freshman year of high school and starred under coaches Bernie Moncallo and Mark Swope at Cheyenne Mountain High School • Was named 4A Player of the Year and All-Colorado by the Denver Post as a senior after hitting .542 with 11 homers and 33 RBIs, while also going 4-0 on the mound with a 0.99 ERA • Led the Indians to their second 4A state title in three seasons in 2011 as the tournament’s No. 23 seed • Named first-team all-state in 2010, going 7-0 on the mound with 80 strikeouts while hitting .430 with 26 RBIs • Selected as the 2009 Colorado Class 4A pitcher of the year and picked for the Team Colorado All-Stars • Led the Indians to the 2009 4A state championship, their first since 1962 • Named honorable mention all-state as a freshman when he hit .528 at the plate • Made his only official visit to Nebraska.
Personal: Born on Oct. 7, 1992, in Tampa, Fla. • Parents are Lorie and Steve Darby • Has three brothers, Matt, Cody and Ben • Has not declared a major.