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Fraser Colmer

School

Radford

Position
Defender
Major
Business Management

Classroom

Fraser Colmer was the 2016-17 Big South Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Colmer was voted a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American his junior season after earning second-team honors as a sophomore. Owning a 3.98 GPA in business management, Colmer was a NSCAA Scholar All-East Region honoree. He is a two-time Big South All-Academic Team member.

Character

Colmer is one of the first players to always thank the fans for coming out to the game. He has served as a captain for the last two seasons and is one of the most respected student-athletes at Radford. Colmer can be found during practice making sure that the freshmen are learning each day and understanding the process. Colmer represents what it truly means to be a Highlander by representing the five core values of Radford Athletics: Respect, Excellence, Focus, Accountability and Integrity.

Community

Colmer leads the program’s community service projects, one of which is the Polar Plunge. The plunge is Virginia’s Special Olympics largest fundraiser, during which individuals and teams join Special Olympic athletes in taking the plunge into icy water in the height of winter. The Highlanders also volunteer during their season at the Special Olympic Fall Games, serving as event officials and as “Buddies” for the participants. Colmer and the Highlanders can be found a couple of times a week volunteering at local schools in the New River Valley.

Competition

Colmer has led Radford to three straight Big South regular season championships and two straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Colmer led a strong Radford defense that ranked ninth in the country with a 0.63 goals-against average and helped the team snap a 16-year drought with the program’s first Big South Tournament Championship since 2000. A two-time All-Big South honoree, including first-team honors in 2016, Colmer earned a spot on the NSCAA All-South Region Third Team. On the pitch, he tallied a career-best three goals in 2016 and assisted on three goals to give him 17 in his career. He anchored Radford’s defense that earned 10 shutouts this past season and 26 in his three-year career.