La Roche 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 the 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.