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Tim Frazier

School

Penn State

Position
Guard
Major
Communications (Second Degree)
PPG
15.4
RPG
4.4
APG
5.5

Classroom

A 2013 graduate of Penn State and two-time Dean’s List honoree, Frazier holds a bachelor’s degree in supply chain and information systems management from the Smeal College of Business and currently is pursuing a second degree in communications. He graduated with over a 3.1 grade-point average and became Penn State’s 10th three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Character

Frazier’s exemplary attitude and dedication to the Penn State basketball program could not have been illustrated better than during the 2012-13 season after the standout guard went down with a season-ending injury in the fourth game of the year. He ruptured the Achilles tendon in his left leg just 5:30 into a Nov. 18 meeting with Akron, but throughout the extensive rehab process, Frazier remained a vocal and active presence off the court and became an even greater student of the game assisting the coaching staff in practices and games.

After being granted a medical hardship waiver for a fifth year of eligibility in 2013-14, he was selected as a team captain for the third-consecutive season. This is a role he has both embraced and relished, organizing off-season workouts, shoot arounds and games and is a vocal and commanding extension of the head coach in practice, in the locker room and in games.

Community

Frazier is an outstanding member of the Penn State campus and surrounding community, regularly participating in events and fundraisers. In continued coordination with Penn State’s THON, he regularly hosts two pediatric cancer patients at Penn State games and functions.  Relatedly, Frazier and his teammates make an annual trip to the Hershey Cancer Institute to visit with adult and pediatric patients.

He recently helped coordinate the hosting of Special Olympics athletes at Penn State practices and participated in post practice shoot arounds with them. Frazier also served as a volunteer at the Special Olympics Pennsylvania State Summer Games and was a part of The Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Kids Day interacting with young people from across the state. He has served as Mr. Think Pink to help raise funds for the Penn State Pink Zone and as a judge for Penn State Homecoming in two of the last three years.

An active member of the Spiritus Leoninus student-athlete honor society, Frazier served as the basketball team’s representative to the Penn State Student Athlete Advisory Board for two years. For the last three years, he also has participated in the Athletic Director’s Leadership Institute at Penn State, an organization designed to help student-athletes gain a personal understanding of their leadership style by increasing content knowledge within the area of leadership development.

Competition

Before going down with a season-ending injury last year, Frazier was posting 21.7 ppg and 5.8 apg with assists on 45.3 percent of available possessions (the second highest rate in the nation at the time). He entered the year as a a preseason All-Big Ten selection after earning first-team honors as a junior and was named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 and Naismith Award preseason watch list.

In his last full season of competition in 2011-12, Frazier became just the sixth Nittany Lion to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors (media) and the first in program history to be selected to the Big Ten All-Defensive team. The Big Ten leader in assists (6.2 apg) and second-leading scorer (18.8 ppg) earned Basketball Times’ Northeast All-District honorees and was a second-team NABC All-District pick after posting one of the best statistical seasons in Penn State history.

Currently standing 24th (1,035) on PSU’s all-time scoring charts and sixth (459) in assists, he brings 20 career 20-point or better scoring games into his final campaign. He is the program’s record holder in single-season assists (198) and sits in sixth in program history with 459, just 142 shy of the all-time record at Penn State.