- Management, Science and Engineering
As a management science and engineering major, Mark currently maintains a 3.099 GPA.
Appel is very faith-oriented and holds strong religious beliefs. He is a team leader on and off the field. When asked about his success, he gives all of the credit to his teammates and coaches.
Mark is deeply involved in campus ministries and youth services.
In 2012 alone, Mark earned NCBWA Pitcher of the Year, as well as first team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA, second team All-American by Baseball America, first team All-Pac-12, and NCAA Stanford Regional Most Outstanding Player. He went on to be a 2012 Golden Spikes Award finalist and a Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist. Heading into the 2013 season, Appel has been named 2013 preseason first team All-American by Perfect Game, Louisville Slugger, NCBWA and Baseball America.