Frater Named Third Team Academic All-American
June 18, 2003
TCU all-America sprinter Michael Frater has been selected to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-America track & field/cross country third team.
Frater, who carries a 3.49 grade point average while majoring in political science at TCU, earned three all-America certificates on the track this year. He placed fifth in the 60 meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas in March, then took third place in the 100 meter dash and anchored the Flyin' Frogs sixth-place 4x100 meter relay squad at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, California last weekend. A junior from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Frater has logged five all-America certificates in his three years at TCU. He owns a career best time of 10.05 seconds in the 100 meter dash, the fifth fastest performer in TCU history.
The Verizon Academic All-America Teams program recognizes student-athletes who have succeeded on the field and in the classroom. Individuals are selected by votes from CoSIDA, the 1,800-member College Sports Information Directors of America. To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. Since the program's inception in 1952, over 12,000 student-athletes have been honored with the award.
The Verizon Academic All-America Teams program recognizes student-athletes in 12 programs: football, women's volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's track & field/cross country, women's track & field/cross country, men's at-large and women's at-large. A first team, second team and third team are selected in both the University (Division I and I-AA) and College (Division II, III and NAIA) Divisions for each program.
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