SDSU Names Cornerback Darren Hall, Pentathlete Asia Smith As Student-Athletes of Year

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San Diego State named football’s Darren Hall and track’s Asia Smith the campus’ Student-Athletes of the Year.

The annual award goes to a male and female students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20, who display superior character and leadership while serving as outstanding citizens and role models.

Hall, a cornerback, was recently picked in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons. The Pasadena native started the final 19 games of his career and was a 2020 All-Mountain West First Team selection after leading the conference in pass deflections and passes defended.

He graduated with a degree in communications in three years and had worked towards a master’s in education counseling prior to being drafted. He is a four-time SDSU scholar-athlete and three-time selection to the Mountain West All-Academic Team.

Smith, who recently graduated with a degree in communications, is a pentathlete and heptathlete. She won the pentathlon at the 2020 Mountain West Indoor Championships with 4,075 points, the second-most in school history.

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