Ex-Hawk Mullet voted second-team Academic All-American at Malone

Ex-Hawk Mullet voted second-team Academic All-American at Malone

Former Hiland High School superstar Eric Mullet recently earned honors on the baseball field at Malone University. He now can add academic All-American honors to his slate of accomplishments.


With the way Hiland graduate and former Div. IV Player of the Year Eric Mullet has pitched during his career thus far at Malone University, he has left little doubt that his success in high school has carried over the baseball mound in college.

While Mullet has found tons of success on the field, he has duplicated that in the classroom, where he added yet another honor in a growing list of accomplishments.

Mullet was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Div. II Baseball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Wednesday, June 10.

This award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Despite the cancellation of spring competition during COVID-19, CoSIDA continued its sponsorship of the Academic All-America awards program. Student-athletes were selected this year based on career statistics.

The former Hiland great is one of two pitchers to garner Second Team Academic All-America acclaim, placing him among the top-four pitchers in the country.

During his career Mullet posted a 22-7 record with a 3.36 ERA, eight complete games, one shutout and one career save. In 222.1 career innings pitched, he registered 199 strikeouts along with a 1.26 WHIP and a .246 batting average against.

Among active DII pitchers, Mullet ranks seventh in career wins, eighth in complete games and 20th in strikeouts.

Mullet was named to the G-MAC All-Freshman Team in 2017 and was a Second Team All-Conference in selection as a junior in 2019. During a dominant sophomore season, he went 9-0 with a 2.14 ERA and was named G-MAC All-Conference and First Team All-Midwest Region.

This spring Mullet produced a 1.42 ERA with 21 strikeouts across three starts before the season was canceled. He was twice named the G-MAC Pitcher of the Week and has now earned the award four times in his career.

In the classroom Mullet carries a 3.78 GPA while majoring in business administration and finance and minoring in management. He has been named to the G-MAC All-Academic Team in each of the last three seasons.

Mullet is the fifth Pioneer baseball player to be named Academic All-America since Malone joined NCAA Div. II in 2013. He joins Logan Gray (2014) and former teammates Keanan Locke, Roscoe Blackburn and Matt Noel, who each earned the distinction in 2017.

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