Tanner Hall wrestling in the semifinals of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tanner Hall is a 2019-20 Pac-12 Tom Hansen Medal award winner from Arizona State, as announced by the conference on Thursday. The honor is given annually to an outstanding senior male and female student-athlete from each of the conference's 12 institutions for "the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics, and leadership."
Hall becomes the sixth Sun Devil wrestler in program history to receive the conference honor and the first since Anthony Robles in 2011. Named the Pac-12's 2020 Scholar-Athlete of the Year in wrestling and a member of ASU's Barrett, The Honors College, Hall completed both his undergraduate (2019/3.60 GPA) and master's (2020/3.60 GPA) degrees in electrical engineering. He was also a two-time NWCA All-Academic selection and a 2020 NWCA Scholar All-American in addition to twice being named to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team and the 2020 Pac-12 Winter Honor Roll.
The graduate senior from Meridian, Idaho, was an important cog to the Sun Devils success since stepping foot on campus back in 2015. He compiled more than 100 wins in an ASU singlet and won a pair of Pac-12 titles at heavyweight. He notched his first All-American honor at the 2017 NCAA Championships with a third-place finish. In April, Hall became the first ASU heavyweight wrestler to clinch two All-American awards since Cain Velasquez (2005, 2006). In 2020, Hall's title helped ASU garner its third Pac-12 title in four seasons while scoring the highest conference tournament point total (141.5) since 1993. Hall's contributions were integral in the team earning a 15-2 dual mark in 2002 (highest win total since 1989-90), including seven wins over Top 25 teams, punctuated by its upset of top-ranked Penn State.
During his time at ASU, Hall participated in numerous Sun Devil Caravans and Sparky's Tours which included character presentations at elementary schools and participation in various service projects.