A total of 57 student-athletes honored for their work in the classroom from winter and spring sports
Hooper named to the second team, Razo and Mullins earn honorable mention laurels
Aggies get the tying run to third in the ninth before falling
UC Davis looks to continue climbing Big West standings in final series of the regular season
UC Davis backs another Justin Mullins gem as senior wins his third straight decision
2017: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... Started 13 games on the mound for the Aggies, finishing 4-3 with a 3.55 ERA... Struck out 38 batters in 83.2 innings... Earned his first career Big West Pitcher of the Week honor on May 15 after striking out a season-high six over 8.1 innings in a 2-0 win over UC Riverside... Tossed his first career complete game against Grand Canyon on May 19, allowing just one run on six hits (all singles)... Finished with six "quality starts" on the year... Allowed three earned runs or fewer in nine of his 13 starts... Held opponents to a .242 average against... Earned his first win of the year at Hawai'i on April 22, allowing four runs in 5.1 innings... Won three of his final four starts (the fourth a no decision), winning at UC Santa Barbara (May 6), UC Riverside (May 13), and Grand Canyon (May 19).
2016: BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... Made 17 appearances on the mound, making 11 starts... Finished the year 2-4 with a 4.79 ERA and a save, striking out 62 over 67.2 innings of work, and holding opponents to a .281 average... Walked only 13 batters on the year -- the second fewest in the Big West Conference... Ranked No. 79 in the nation in walks allowed per nine innings (1.73) and No. 51 in strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.77)... Threw a season-high seven innings twice against Hawai'i (April 10) and Stanford (May 17)... Struck out a season-high eight batters over 5.1 innings in his first start of the season against Portland... Both of his victories came against Causeway rival Sacramento State on May 3 and May 10, allowing a combined two earned runs over 11.2 innings of work, striking out 11... Earned his first career save on April 30 against Pacific, striking out three in 1.1 innings... Took a no-decision against Stanford on May 17, allowing just one run on six hits and striking out five over seven innings in a 3-1 loss... Struck out seven over seven innings against Hawai'i on April 10, allowing just two runs on six hits... Struck out five or more batters in seven of his appearances on the year.
2015: Appeared in 16 games out of the bullpen, finishing 0-1 with a 4.30 ERA... Finished with 17 strikeouts in 29.1 innings of work, holding opponents to a .278 average... Struck out a season-high five batters in his first appearance of the year at Texas State (Feb. 13), scattering two hits over four innings of relief... Allowed just one earned over a span of 11.2 innings (seven appearances) from Feb. 25-April 8, including three innings of scoreless relief, giving up just three hits against Saint Mary's on March 31... Also struck out three while giving up just two hits against CSUN on May 9.
2014: Appeared in 13 games overall as a true freshman, making his first career start in a road duel at Stanford on April 8... Finished 1-0 with a 2.97 ERA, striking out 26 against only nine walks in 33.1 innings of work... Held opponents to a .205 batting average... Ranked third on the staff in ERA and second in average against... Earned his first career win in relief against Hawai'i on May 17, allowing a run on a single hit in 1.2 innings of a 5-2 UC Davis victory... Was stellar in relief in the pentultimate game of the regular season against UC Santa Barbara on May 23, throwing a career-high 7.1 innings of relief, allowing a run on six hits while striking out a career-high seven... Threw four innings of hitless, scoreless relief at nationally ranked Cal Poly on March 28, striking out a pair... Almost duplicated the effort at Gonzaga on May 10, tossing 4.1 scoreless innings without allowing a hit and striking out three.
VINTAGE HS '13: Four-year letter winner as a pitcher for the Crushers... Finished 5-4 with a 2.47 ERA in eight starts (15 appearances overall) as a senior, striking out a prep career-high 71 batters against only 10 walks... posted a prep career-low 1.72 ERA in 15 appearances as a junior, finishing 5-3 with 43 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .223 average and a .287 on-base percentage... All-Napa County Honorable Mention selection as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born in Napa, Calif... Parents are Daniel and Lynn Mullins... Economics major... Has an older sister, Jessica... Economics major... his grandfather, Rollin, and his uncle, Roger, are both UC Davis graduates, Classes of 1958 and 1987, respectively... his uncle played football for the Aggies from 1983-86.