Hall Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

BOISE, Idaho - On Monday (May 16), former Boise State wrestler Adam Hall was selected as one of 29 NCAA male student-athletes to receive the 2010-11 winter sport postgraduate scholarship award to continue their education by enrolling in a graduate degree program.

Since 1964 the NCAA has recognized up to 29 male and 29 female student-athletes during the fall, winter and spring seasons for postgraduate scholarships. Award winners receive a $7,500 one-time, non-renewable grant scholarship to use for graduate school. Nominees are evaluated based on athletic and academic achievements, as well as campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership.

Hall, a Bonners Ferry, Idaho (Bonners Ferry HS) native, graduated this spring with a bachelor's degree in health science. He maintained a 3.50 grade point average at Boise State which has led to numerous academic honors this spring for Hall. In March he was named the Pac-10 Conference Wrestling Scholar Athlete of the Year. Just one week later Hall was also tabbed as a Pac-10 All-Academic First Team selection.

On the mat Hall compiled one of the most successful careers in Bronco wrestling history as he wrestled to back-to-back Pac-10 titles and NCAA All-American honors. As a junior, Hall captured his first Pac-10 championship en route to a third-place finish at the NCAA tournament to secure All-America status. In 2010-11 he concluded his senior season by defending his Pac-10 title, while also placing fifth at nationals to clinch another All-America finish.

Hall finished his collegiate career ranked second in program history for total wins with an overall record of 122-18. He trails only Tyler Sherfey (124-39) on the all-time wins list at Boise State.

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