Hawks return five and add three newcomers in hopes of another title.
Past Collegiate Bowler of the Year is the program's fourth head coach.
Recent graduate rewarded for all of her successes.
Five-time National Champion to retire from collegiate coaching.
Buja just the second Hawk to ever earn the recognition.
See Joey Gardner's shots of the UMES student-athletes receiving Proclamations from the Town of Princess Anne.
See John Peterson's images from the Hawks capturing the 2013 USBC Collegiate National Championship.
See Tim Fuller's shots from the event the night before the championships.
See Joey Gardner's pics from the campus send-off for women's bowling on April 9, 2013.
Shots of women's bowling being honored by the NCAA @ the 2013 Women's Basketball Tourn. 2nd-round in College Park, Md.
Coaching: Frahm was named the third head coach in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's history, officially on January 16, 2012.
Named interim coach, replacing the retired Sharon Brummell, Frahm led the Hawks she played for to a 2012 NCAA Championship. While the Hawks intially struggled with the loss of their long-time leader, Frahm rallied them to a win at the nation's largest tournament in Kutztown and they squeaked into the NCAA Championship field. The Hawks felt like they should have been ranked higher than eighth in the polls entering the NCAAs and Frahm used the girls emotions to win a fourth National Title. She became the second woman to ever lead a team to an NCAA Women's Bowling Championship.
Frahm bowled for Brummell for four years, earning All-America honors each season. She was part of three National Championships (2008 & 2011 NCAA and 2011 USBC Collegiate) during her time as an undergrad.
As A Student-Athlete:
Personal: Born June 18, 1989, in Naperville, Ill....Daughter of Paul and Carrie Frahm...Has one brother, Paul Jr....Degree in Accounting...Future plans include becoming a CPA...Graduated high school with a 4.01 GPA...Favorite movie is "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"...Favorite book is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky...Personal athletic goal for the season is to bowl a perfect game...Best Advice Received: "Never give up, because pushing through obstacles makes you stronger."
High School: Earned four varsity bowling letters...Was also named to the All-Conference Academic Team for four years...IHSA State Finalist in 2006 (third place) and 2007 (12th place)...Named conference MVP... Won the conference championship, which earned her the distinction of No. 1 Player on the All-Conference Team...Bowled anchor for three seasons...The left-handed bowler guided Oswego East to second place finish at IHSA State Finals, a conference championship, and sectional championship...Holds the Illinois girls high school records for high series and game with an 826 and 288, respectively.
2007-2008: Named National Rookie of the Year and First Team All-American by the National Tenpins Coaches Association...Named MEAC Tournament Most Outstanding Performer...Tabbed MEAC Bowler of the Week three times (Nov. 28, Jan. 3 and Feb. 13)...Earned Team Rookie of the Year honors...Earned NTCA Academic All-Star honors...Bowled 78 games and had 15,743 total pins...Averaged 201.83 and had a high game of 279 on Nov. 11 at the MEAC Northern Division matches at Coppin State.
2008-2009: Named Honorable Mention All-American by the National Tenpins Coaches Association...All-MEAC Second-Team selection...Tabbed MEAC Bowler of the Week four times (Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Jan. 22)...Won ECAC Singles Championship...Named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team...Earned nod as a Second Team selection for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team....Bowled 67 games and had 12,606 total pins...Averaged 188.15 and had a high game of 258 on Nov. 8 at the MEAC Northern Division matches at Howard.
2009-2010: Named a National Tenpins Coaches Association (NTCA) Honorable Mention All-American...Tabbed a First-Team selection for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team...All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Second-Team selection...Rolled a season high-game of a 276 and averaged a 215.4 at the Mid-Winter Classic...Totaled a pin fall 11,073 over 57 games...Averaged a 194.26 for the year...Named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team...Named a National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Academic All-American...Recognized by UMES at the 57th Annual Honors Convocation for exemplary scholastic achievement...NTCA 2010 Brunswick Academic Second-Team Selection...One of 400 athletes nationally selected to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum.
2010-2011: Named a National Tenpins Coaches Association (NTCA) First-Team All-American...Tabbed a First-Team selection for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team...UMES' first ever CoSIDA Academic All-America selection...All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference First-Team selection...NTCA First-Team All-Academic Selection...Named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team...Named the NCAA's Elite 88 Award Winner, the highest academic award given out in each sport by the NCAA...Named the Richard A. Bernstein Award Winner, the highest academic award given out by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore...2011 MEAC Woman of the Year...Top 30 Finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year...Rolled a season high-game of a 279 twice, the last at the NCAA Championships and averaged a 235.6 at the New Jersey Jamboree, earning All-Star honors...Totaled a pin fall 11,894 over 57 games...Averaged a 208.67 for the year...Named NCAA Championships Most Outstanding Performer...UMES Athletics Female Scholar-Athlete of the year...Recipient of the PBA's Billy Welu Scholarship...Winner of the Euless, Texas USBC Intercollegiate Singles Qualifier.