The Gulf South Conference has announced its annual Top Ten Award winners, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville baseball player Luke Mould captured the honor for the first time his career.
This marks the fourth year in a row that UAH athletics has had an honoree for the GSC's Top Ten Award. The awards are based on athletic, academic and extracurricular achievement during the 2014-15 academic year, and they honor the top five male and top five female student-athletes in the league.
The Top Ten are selected with the assistance of an advisory committee representing the athletic directors, senior woman administrators, sports information directors, faculty athletic representatives and presidents from randomly selected GSC schools, and that group makes a recommendation to the commissioner of the conference who has the final decision. "Luke has been a tremendous player for us over the past four years.
He's had such an unbelievable run and has been a very important member of our program," head coach Hunter Royer said. "The career he's had is even more astonishing when you consider his excellence in the classroom coupled with the way he carries himself on the field." During the 2015 season, Mould was honored as a First Team All-GSC performer for the second consecutive season, while receiving ABCA/Rawlings and Daktronics All-South Region accolades.
As the squad's closer, Mould notched a 3.32 ERA over 38.0 innings with a total of nine saves to become the program's career saves leader with 17 in his four years with the Blue and White. The Athens, Alabama, native's career 3.20 ERA (135.0 IP) rates second all-time in program history. Mould, who maintained a 3.94 cumulative GPA, was UAH's 2014-15 Chemical Engineering Student of the Year, earning the athletic department's William D. Hayes and Presidential Scholarship along the way as an outstanding performer in the classroom and on the diamond. Moreover, the right-hander was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America Second Team and Academic All-GSC Team following this past season. An active member of the community,
Mould has helped mentor local elementary school students, is a Huntsville Miracle League Volunteer and has participated in a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. At UAH, he also served as President and Co-Founder of Student Athlete Mentors Organization, while having helped with the Leadership Team of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was on the Charger Choices Committee.The presentations will be made at the GSC's Annual Awards Banquet, Thursday, June 25, at the Sandestin Beach Resort in Destin, Fla. starting at 6:30 pm. The entire ceremony will be streamed LIVE and can be accessed HERE. Fans can also check out the 2015 GSC "Top Ten" picture album on our official Facebook page HERE and can follow the Top Ten conversation by using #GSCTop10. On Thursday night, the Conference will reveal the winners of the Commissioner's Trophies and recognize its All-Sports Trophy Champions (Overall: West Florida, Men: West Alabama, Women: West Florida).