Sep 5, 2013
Jason Simpson, a fifth-year senior on San José State's football team, and Hanah Blume, a senior volleyball player, are the Spartan Foundation Student-Athletes of the Month for August, presented by ScholarShare.
Simpson came off the bench and rushed for a career high 135 yards on 21 carries in San José State's 24-0 win over Sacramento State. The fifth-year senior closed out the game's scoring with a 55-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. It was the longest run of his career and the longest rushing touchdown play by a Mountain West player in August. His contribution helped San José State to its eighth consecutive win in football covering the last half of the 2012 season and the start of 2013.
Blume was named to the Tribe Invitational All-Tournament team. She recored two double-doubles in three matches played over the weekend - 12 kills and 22 digs against William & Mary and 13 kills and 35 digs against Campbell. Blume's 35 digs is just the fourth time in school history that a player has dug that many balls in a match and is the sixth-highest number of digs in a match in school history. The last Spartan player to record 30 or more digs in a match was Courtney Zellmer who had 35 against Gonzaga on August 28, 2010.
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