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Byron Frohnen



Mechanical Engineering


Byron Frohnen sports a 3.21 cumulative GPA as a mechanical engineering major and is a four-time Conference USA All-Academic Team honoree.


Frohnen is a student-athlete of great character who has been a visible fixture in the campus community. He has worked directly with the athletics administration and university leadership in the development of the Brenda Tracy Rule, which ties student-athlete eligibility to behavior.


Frohnen is highly active in the community, accumulating hundreds of hours of volunteer time in the San Antonio and Las Vegas areas. He handed out school supplies to inner city students with SAYes San Antonio and has worked to help box and distribute food at the SA Food Bank. Frohnen participated in the For The Kids Event on UTSA’s campus. Byron has volunteered with the Chromosome 18 organization, which is close to the UTSA basketball family as associate head coach Mike Peck’s family is also active in the cause. He is a member of Kapp Sigma, participating in a crawfish boil to benefit the community and annually assists with new student move-ins. He is active with the Young Men’s Service League organization and has worked in the Las Vegas community to volunteer at homeless shelters. Byron was awarded the Mr. Gail Award at Bishop Gorman High School, acknowledging high character, academic success and community involvement.


Frohnen is one of the most experienced players in UTSA basketball history. He has made 100 consecutive starts to open his career, the third-longest active streak in college basketball. He is on track to shatter the school record for games played, starts and rebounds. Byron has averaged 7.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists over his three-year career. He ranked seventh in C-USA in rebounding in 2018-19 with 6.8 per game and ranks fifth in school history in rebounds and 36th in points.