La Roche College junior golfer Ben Mullins has been named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar. Mullins is the first-ever La Roche athlete to be named an Academic All-American.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically and compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke average under 79.0 in Division III and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Mullins won La Roche's prestigious Harry G. Austin Scholar-Athlete Award earlier this year. He became just the second junior to win the award which is given to the student-athlete who best blends academic achievements with athletic success.
Mullins is a three-time AMCC All-Conference performer, including a first-teamer twice. He finished with the second-best scoring average in the AMCC (77.33) and placed third at the AMCC Championships in Warren, Ohio. He shot a 2-under par 70 to win the Penn State Altoona Invitational and also finished in the top 5 six times and top 10 nine times.