Minnesota Sports Fan and Navy Serviceman

This week, Tez will be flying the flag of the United States Navy. Eric Wall served four years and two deployments in the U.S. Navy, and now he will serve as the current Student of the Week for the SDSU Sports MBA Class of 2017. A Minnesota native, Wall completed his undergraduate degree at SDSU where he was also an Aztec Ticket Operations Supervisor.

Among his contributions to the class, Wall reached out to SDSU’s college radio station KCR to coordinate the launch of the Sports MBA program’s weekly roundtable show, Suits and Sneakers. He played a big part in kicking off the show by hosting the inaugural episode and has producing for the subsequent show. Get to know more about Eric from the student profile below.

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Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota

Undergraduate Degree: San Diego State University, B.A. in Public Administration

Age: 29

Favorites Sports Teams

Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Timberwolves and the SDSU Aztecs

Favorite sport to play:

“Hockey or golf. Ice is hard to come by out here, but I have my equipment for when the opportunity arises. Hopefully later in the year we can get a league going. I love to play golf. ”

Favorite Sports Movie?


What made you choose SDSU SMBA?

“I found the program in 2013 through Google while I was on deployment in the Middle East. After that, I went to about seven or eight informational sessions – I think Scott can probably confirm that I hold the record. I thought this program had the best set of classes and I was really excited about going on the Dominican Republic trip. Obviously the alumni network was a huge factor. I just thought it was the right fit for me.”

What do you hope to achieve while you’re a student in this program personally?

“I hope to broaden my knowledge in sports business, and generally broaden my knowledge as a professional. My goal is to build on what I learned from studying Public Administration. It’s also a priority for to me to establish relationships with my classmates as we work together.”

So far, what is your favorite class, and why?

“Sports marketing with Dr. Dalakas. I think he is an awesome professor with a lot of passion for what he is teaching. His passion reflects onto me and gets me excited. I also like that since he is a Packers fan, he enjoys conversing about NFC rivals.”

What’s your advice for anyone who’s attempting to be the next ‘Student of the Week’?

“Keep working hard. You may think that some things go unnoticed, but there is always someone out there who is noticing even if no one is saying anything. Keep the end goal in sight.”