Recent Idaho grad Hall receives Big Sky Scholar-Athlete Award
Former University of Idaho football star Ed Hall of Eagle River has received the 2018-19 Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award.
The recent graduate wrapped up his career with the Vandals with a number of accolades.
He earned Football Championships Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team honors in the fall and picked up his second consecutive CoSIDA Academic All-District first team recognition.
Hall, of Eagle River High fame, was also a semifinalist for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy, the National Football Foundation award given to the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
On the field, the linebacker finished his career with 239 tackles, including 61 as a senior. The former walk-on eventually became a scholarship player and was a team captain his final season.
His academic work exceeded the classroom.
Hall’s work on the Forever Shower, a shower targeted to recreational vehicles that uses filtered, recycled water, with fellow engineers and finance students has won entrepreneurial and innovation awards across the region.
To qualify for the award, a student-athlete must have a minimum grade-point-average of 3.2, be a member of the graduating class and/or have completed his/her last year of intercollegiate athletic eligibility, have completed at least two years of intercollegiate competition and be a letterwinner.