David Smith was awarded the John Jay College Academic and Athletic Citizenship Award for his achievements in athletics, volunteer work, and academics. Achievements in athletics include winning gold in John Jay’s triathlons in years 2010 and 2011. Another feat of his was winning the 2011 CUNY summer Marathon with a time of 2:21:58. For his volunteer endeavors he raised money for American Cancer Society and volunteered at St. Luke’s hospital. As for academics he was able to maintain an overall GPA of 3.8 entering his senior year. John Jay was so impressed with Smith that they granted him tuition free for the 2011-12 year.