Standout swimmer Frey nabs national academic award
Release: 06/08/2017
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Graduated University of North Dakota swimmer Steph Frey has been named to the 2016-17 Academic All-America™ Women's At-Large Team, as voted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Frey earned third-team honors.

Frey is UND's first swimmer during the Division I era to earn such honors and its first to be recognized at any level since Lauren Mickelson earned Division II honors in 2006.

Frey, a senior freestyler and breaststroker, was part of four Western Athletic Conference champion and school-record-setting relays this past season. Individually, she placed second in 100 breaststroke at WAC meet in an NCAA provisional cut time.

The Bemidji, Minn., native led UND with 421.25 points this season, also pacing the squad with 34 wins.

She graduated from North Dakota with her name on the school's top ten list in 10 different events, owning four relay records along with being the runner-up in three individual events. She majored in communication sciences and disorders  and carried a cumulative grade-point average of 4.0.

Frey became UND's 26thAcademic All-American® since transitioning to Division I in 2008-09 and its 90th overall.

To view the entire 2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-America® At-Large Team, or for additional information, please visit

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