BOISE, Idaho - A pair of Boise State student-athletes received prestigious academic recognition this week as men's golfer Robbie Richards and wrestler Adam Hall were both named ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Second Team honorees. The All-District Academic teams are presented by ESPN the Magazine and selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Richards finished his collegiate career with a 3.93 GPA double majoring in general business and marketing. The native of Tea Gardens, Australia, was the only Bronco over the last two years to compete in every tournament for Boise State University, a total of 22. As a senior in 2009-10 he averaged 74.9 strokes and 3.3-over-par per round. In 11 competitions this season he recorded three top-20 finishes with a high of 11th-place at the Bandon Dunes Championship.
Richards competed in a total of 34 tournaments during his career playing in a total of 97 rounds averaging 76.0 strokes and 4.3-over-par per round. His best round was a 3-under 69 accomplished three times. His best tournament score was a 3-under 213 at the 2008 Giustina Memorial Classic in Corvallis, Ore., where he recorded his top-career finish tying for fourth-place. Richards outstanding work in the classroom has been recognized numerous times as he is a four-time Academic All-WAC honoree.
Hall is a junior at Boise State who has maintained a 3.43 GPA as a Health Science Major. A native of Bonners Ferry, Idaho (Bonners Ferry HS), Hall has been recognized for his academic performance several times already this spring. Hall also received All-Academic honors from the Pac-10 Conference and the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
On the mat, Hall is coming off his best collegiate season yet in which he garnered All-American honors at 157 pounds after placing third at the NCAA championships. Hall was dominant all season long, maintaining a top-three national ranking for his weight class throughout most of the season. Along the way Hall also captured his first Pac-10 individual title. He finished the season with a 32-3 overall record. Hall will enter his senior season in the fall with an 82-16 career record at Boise State.