Lockport native Kelsey Frasier earns her third Big South Scholar-Athlete honor
Staff Reports Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
HI POINT, N.C. —
A Lockport native recently became High Point University’s first-ever, three-time Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Kelsey Frasier, the daughter of retired Lockport Schools Superintendent Bruce and Linda Frasier, is a two-time All-Conference honoree, a four-time Millis Scholar-Athlete and three-time member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
The High Point University senior was named Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women’s outdoor track & field, the conference announced on Monday. Fraser was also named Scholar-Athlete of the Year in cross country and indoor track & field.
In the Big South Outdoor Championship last week, Fraser placed sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:15.72. She placed 14th in the 3,000-meter and 16th in the mile at the Big South Indoor Championship.
Fraser, a graduate of Lockport High School, was the lone senior to score on High Point University’s first-ever Big South champ cross country team last fall.
She earned All-Conference honors, finishing 10th in a career-best 18:14 on the 5,000-meter course in Conway, S.C.
The Panthers placed five runners in the top 10 and High Point defeated Liberty for the team crown.
Last year, the 5-7 Fraser won the Big South title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and set and HPU record of 10:52.72.
At LHS, kelsey was a three-time Section VI champion and six-time state qualifier and was named First Team All-Western New York and Team MVP.
She set school and league records in the 2,000-meter steeplechase and 1,500-meter and was a member of the Lady Lions’ record-setting 4-by-800 relay team.
She was a Section VI Class AA Runner-up 2006 and 2007 and a member of the National Honor Society.
Fraser holds a 3.86 grade-point average at Hi-Point and is majoring in Global Trade with a minor in Cultural Anthropology.