Northern Illinois men’s golf fifth-year seniors Andrew Frame and Tim Kay were named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Men’s At-Large First Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced Thursday.
Comprised of eight districts throughout the United States and Canada, the award’s first, second and third teams from each district annually recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their performance in their sport and in the classroom.
Each district features all three teams for the University Division, which includes all NCAA Division I schools, and College Division.
As two of 83 first team honorees, Frame and Kay garnered the honor for the second time in their careers. Both were second team selections in 2009 and are the only two Huskie men’s golfers to receive the CoSIDA recognition in program history.
“I am very, very proud of Tim and Andrew,” said NIU head coach Tom Porten. “Both are terrific young men who are great examples of what being a student-athlete is all about. I’m really happy for the both of them, they deserve it.”
The duo also stands out in the Mid-American Conference, as only two others represented the league: Carter Camper (first team, District IV), Miami (Ohio), and Nutthavit Likitkumchorn (second team, District IV), Toledo.
An elementary education major with a 3.94 cumulative GPA, Frame led the 2006-08 teams in scoring average and ended his career ranking fifth all-time at NIU with a 75.3 scoring average. He also ranks at the top of the Huskies’ rounds played list with 148.
The Manteno, Ill., native was named 2006-07 MAC Freshman of the Year and was an Academic All-MAC selection in 2008-09.
In 2010-11, Frame finished in the top-40 in all but two of his 13 events and ranked second on the team with a 74.9 scoring average.
Kay majored in accountancy with a 3.95 cumulative undergraduate GPA and currently holds a 4.00 in his accountancy graduate program.
The Bartlett, Ill., product ranks second to his teammate in career rounds played at NIU with 130 and ended his career with a 76.6 scoring average. After overcoming a knee injury that forced him to miss much of his true senior season, Kay rebounded to post four top-25 finishes in 2010-11 and turned in his best performance at the MAC Championships with a 25th-place finish.
As first team members, both Huskies will move on to the Capital One Academic All-America Team voting pool, which will occur later in May.