- Athletics Administration (Master's Program)
Hulls entered college and immediately set the bar high. He had a goal in mind and has worked toward that goal each day. His goal is to one day own a facility which will help local youth develop athletically. He knew from day one that his degree needed to be based in Kinesiology so that he would have the scientific background for the job. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in three years and then began a Master’s program in Athletic Administration. His undergraduate GPA was a 3.495 and he will complete his Master’s in August of 2013. Hulls is a very dedicated student and values the academic experience. He is also a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Hulls is an excellent leader, although he does not limit his leadership to the basketball court. There are many stories about Hulls going out of his way to make people feel comfortable. Hulls’s high school teachers bragged about the fact that he helped with students who have disabilities. While in college, Hulls enjoyed two different field experiences where he was charged with helping people become more physically fit. He worked first with patients recovering from cardiac issues and secondly, with faculty members in need of beginning a healthy lifestyle. Hulls’s supervisors in these experiences all raved about his personable and authentic attitude. His clients all enjoyed working with him and Hulls really enjoyed the experience of helping those in need. The professor reports are always incredible about Hulls’s participation and attendance in class. On the personal side, his father has battled cancer this past year andHulls’s strength and character has been apparent throughout. Few people handle such a challenge with this level of courage.
Hulls is also a leader on the team when it comes to community service, whether it’s participating in cancer research runs, visiting local schools to speak to students, spending time with patients at a local hospital or coaching and mentoring youth at team camps and clinics.
On the court, Hulls is a prolific 3-point shooter and enters his senior campaign as the best 3-point shooter returning on any Big Ten team. He is tied for fourth at Indiana in career 3-point field goals (174) and ranks eighth in career attempts (396). Hulls is seventh at IU with 94 career triples made in Big Ten games. He is tied for fourth all-time making 43.9 percent of his 3-point shots. His 49.3 percent from 3 mark from 2012-13 was the sixth highest in IU history. He owns an average of 9.8 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game in his career at Indiana, and an average of 10.4 points and 2.4 assists per Big Ten game. He earned 2012 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors, while helping lead the Hoosiers to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since 2002 and just the second berth since 1995. Hulls and the Hoosiers enter the 2012-13 season ranked No. 1 among several preseason polls.