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Hall to join other model athletes and appear on NCAA on Campus

Carnegie Mellon men's soccer team member and business administration senior Jon Hall has been selected to be featured on the September episode of [ITAL]NCAA on Campus[ITAL]. The show is set to air on CBS College Sports on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 9 p.m.

[ITAL]NCAA on Campus[ITAL] is a monthly 30-minute look at stories of student athletes from across the nation featuring interviews and insights from friends. The show highlights students who have demonstrated excellence not only in sports but also in academics and community involvement. On the field, Hall has started all 55 games in his three years on the Tartan soccer team as a defensive back. He is also a three-time member of the All-University Athletic Association and was named the 2008 [ITAL]ESPN The Magazine[ITAL] Men's Soccer Academic All-American of the Year. Even more impressively, off the field, Hall boasts a 4.0 GPA at the Tepper School of Business as a business and finance major and is involved in the Business Opportunities Conference as a co-chair, serves in Students in Free Enterprise as a senior adviser to the executive board, and last year helped establish the Tartan Olympics as a co-chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council.

Even with such an impressive list of credentials, Hall was surprised to find himself selected.

"I was extremely shocked when I found out I was selected to be interviewed for a national program," said Hall. "I'm definitely humbled by the selection. The whole process of filming this episode with friends and professors made me realize how fortunate I am to have such support to which I completely credit my success."

Hall will be joining a prestigious list of student athletes, including San Diego State's Stephen Strasburg, the number one pick in the 2009 MLB draft; University of Georgia's Courtney Kupets, arguably the greatest gymnast in NCAA history; and Loyola University's Phil Scholz, who didn't let his blindness stop him from becoming a member of the Loyola Greyhounds swim team or a resident assistant.

The show will be reaired each Wednesday of September before being added to archives on the NCAA's website, [SLANT12]www.ncaa.org[SLANT12].