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Jillian King, Pat Mullane Named Eagles of the Year

Jillian King and Pat Mullane were named Eagle of the Year recipients at the 2012-13 All-Sports Banquet.

Jillian King and Pat Mullane were named Eagle of the Year recipients at the 2012-13 All-Sports Banquet.

May 3, 2013

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Jillian King, a five-time All-ACC performer in cross country and track & field, and Pat Mullane, captain of the men's hockey team, earned Eagle of the Year Awards at Boston College's All-Sports Banquet on Friday, May 3.

The Nathaniel J. Hasenfus '22 Eagle of the Year Award is given annually to one male and one female senior student-athlete who are outstanding citizens, leaders, scholars and athletes. It is the most prestigious honor that the athletics department bestows upon a student-athlete.

King holds five Boston College records in track, including the mile (4:34.19), indoor (11:05.69) and outdoor (11:12.41) distance medley relay, the 4x800m relay (8:33.85), and the 4x1500 meter relay (17:25.19). She was a three-time All-Northeast Region honoree.

The Scotia, N.Y., product is just as productive in the classroom. She was the recipient of the ACC Post Graduate Scholarship, given to those who have performed with distinction both academically and athletically, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community. King was also a five-time All-ACC Academic Team honoree.

King will graduate with a degree in biology later this month from the College of Arts & Sciences. She has been very active in the community during her career. She coordinated BC's Pen Pals program this year which reaches out to over 250 elementary school children in the area. King also participated in the HEAR Program and frequently visited the Franciscan Hospital for Children and the Perkins School for the Blind.

Mullane was part of one of the most successful classes in men's hockey history. He helped guide the Eagles to four Beanpot titles, three Hockey East tournament titles, two national championships and a total of 114 victories.

The 5-11, 188-pound forward finished his career with 42 goals, 97 assists and 139 points. Mullane's assists rank 21st in program history while his point total ranks 32nd.

Mullane was a two-time honoree of the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement and earned All-Academic Team honors from Hockey East in 2011-12. The Wallingford, Conn., product was active in the community as well, mentoring children at St. Columbkille Partnership School in nearby Brighton. He will graduate in May 2013 with a degree in economics from the College of Arts & Sciences.

The Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Awards were also presented at the banquet. These awards are given annually to a male and female student-athlete from each class for excellence in both the classroom and on the playing field. The winners were Kristen Mewis of women's soccer and Marty Long of swimming & diving from the senior class; Tory Speer of softball and Alex Amidon of football from the junior class; Emily Pfalzer of women's ice hockey and Collin Fedor of men's track & field from the sophomore class; and Nicole Boudreau of women's basketball and Joe Rahon of men's basketball from the freshmen class.

Mewis is a three-time recipient of the Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award and this is Pfalzer's second time being honored.

Also recognized were 444 BC student-athletes, who earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement. They must have an overall grade-point average of 3.0 to garner the honor.

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