KRISTINA FRAHM NAMED 2011 MEAC WOMAN OF THE YEAR
July 14, 2011
NORFOLK, Va. - University of Maryland Eastern Shore's (UMES) Kristina Frahm (Oswego, Ill.) was named the 2011 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Woman of the Year, the conference announced today. Frahm will be awarded the honor during the annual MEAC Football Press Luncheon on Friday, July 29 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia.
The award, selected annually by the MEAC Senior Woman Administrators, celebrates the achievements of female senior student-athletes who have excelled in academics, athletics, service and leadership.
Frahm led UMES to two national bowling titles in 2011. The Lady Hawks captured their second National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) bowling championship in four years with a 4-2 win over Vanderbilt University. They followed that performance with a 2-1 win over Lindenwood University to win the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Intercollegiate Team Championship (ITC) title. She was also part of the 2008 NCAA Championship team as a freshman.
Frahm, the 2011 NCAA Bowling Championship Most Valuable Performer, was an NTCA All-America selection four times. She earned All-MEAC accolades four times and averaged a 208.67 during her senior season. Off the lanes, Frahm served as a MEAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative and held leadership positions in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum conference, NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership conference, Step-Up Leadership Academy, Hawk Leadership Academy and as a panelist of ESPN's Kevin Blackistone's Black History round table symposium. She volunteered as a youth group coach and also donated her time for projects such as Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, and the Federal Reserve Challenge.
Frahm graduated in May with a 3.95 GPA and garnered the Richard A. Bernstein Award, the highest academic honor given by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She was also named an All-Academic First Team selection by the National Tenpins Coaches Association (NTCA) and was a Capital One College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American, the first in school history. In addition, Frahm was the bowling recipient of the 2011 NCAA Elite 88 Award. The award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 88 championships.
Frahm will represent the MEAC as its nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced during an awards dinner on Sunday, October 16 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Frahm's teammate on the 2008 championship squad was Jessica Worsley (Brick, N.J.) who was named MEAC Woman of the Year that same season.
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This release appears compliments of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.