KRISTINA FRAHM NAMED TO ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
May 20, 2010
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Kristina Frahm (Oswego, Ill.) is more than a three-time All-American; she is a student-athlete. The student portion rings true for the junior athlete who carries a 3.93 GPA in accounting at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Her outstanding GPA and athletic skill combined to earn her a nod as a First-Team selection for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team. Frahm improved from last season when she earned a second-team nod.
Frahm's selection means she moves on to the national ballot where voting starts on Tuesday, May 25
Frahm was nominated in the women's at-large division, an area existing for sports that are not covered in the College Sports Information Director's Association (CoSIDA) other Academic All-District and All-American categories. First-team winners included students from Maryland, UMBC, LaSalle, Penn State, Temple, Bucknell, Duquesne and Mercyhurst. Two of those athletes carried a 4.0 while four, including Frahm, were above a 3.9 GPA.
CoSIDA selects a first, and a possible second and third team, in a University Division (comprised of DI programs) and in a College Division (non DI programs). They do this nationally in eight separate districts depending on the number of entries in a district.
Frahm was also solid athletically. Coming of a National Tenpins Coaches Association (NTCA) Honorable Mention All-American selection this season, she was also named a second-team All-Conference performer. This marks the third straight year Frahm has earned All-American and All-MEAC honors. She averaged a 191.76 over 50 games, while posting a 9,588 pinfall. She rolled a season high-game of a 276 at the Mid-Winter Classic. The Hawks finished the season with a 103-37 record and ranked second in the nation by the NTCA.
She was named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team earlier this week, her third straight selection. She was an NTCA Academic All-Star in 08, the MEAC Tournament Outstanding Performer the same year and the NTCA National Rookie of the Year that campaign. She is a seven-time MEAC Bowler of the Week.