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News Education Local athlete Martha Hall receives special honor

Martha Ann HallMartha Ann Hall was presented a “Top Six for Service” Award at the recent North Carolina State Wolfpack Athletic Banquet in Raleigh. This was an Atlantic Coast Conference award given to the six student-athletes who volunteered time and effort in community service and promotion of the university outside of athletic participation. She was not only active in activities in Raleigh including mentoring, needy kids toy drive, new student orientation, working at the North Carolina State Fair, and open house service for the Department of Natural Resources but was also active locally as a 4-H teen leader when she was home for the summer.

As a senior, Hall lettered in Rifle for the third year and contributed the third highest match point total of the season. She helped the Wolfpack win the South Eastern Air Rifle Conference Championship this season for the second title in her three years on the team. She also served as a team captain for the last two years and was a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Hall won a Gold medal at the Junior Olympic Trials in 2011 and competed in the championship in Colorado last year. She was also the top shooter in her class at the U.S.A. Shooting National Championships at Fort Benning last year.

In addition to her performance skills, Hall received several academic honors including the Dean’s List, Caterpillar Scholar Athlete, Atlantic Coast Conference Scholar Athlete, and the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic Award. She is attending graduate school at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and plans to continue her training and competition at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

She is the daughter of Ann and Dale Hall of Sylva and the granddaughter of the late Zeb and Amie Hall of Franklin and the late Frank and Phyllis Jones of Avery County.





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