Phoenix native one of 25 seniors in contention for honors
TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona’s Channing Frye was named to the Collegiate Basketball Award of Excellence watch list, it was announced by the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Frye was included on the list of 25 male student-athletes named to the watch list for the Collegiate Basketball Award of Excellence presented by Creamland Dairies. The award honors college seniors for their athletic and academic achievement as well as their community involvement.
Frye, a 6-foot-11, 248-pound center from Phoenix, Ariz., is averaging 14.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots per game this season. He’s connected on 50.3 percent (147-of-292) of his field goal attempts and 83.6 percent (92-of-110) of his free throws. Through 26 games, Frye has five double-doubles to his credit and has scored in double figures in 17 consecutive games.
The list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists on March 1, 2005, and three finalists will be announced during the NCAA Tournament. Now in its third year, the winner of the award will be announced on April 12 at the awards dinner in Albuquerque, N.M.
Tenth-ranked Arizona (22-4, 12-2 Pac-10) will next be in action on Sunday, Feb. 20, against Oregon State. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. MST and can be seen nationally on Fox Sports Net.
Lance Allred, Weber State University
Daniel Ewing, Duke University
Andrew Ford, Purdue University
Craig Forth, Syracuse University
Channing Frye, University of Arizona
Luke Spencer-Gardner, Oral Roberts University
Ryan Gomes, Providence College
Joey Graham, Oklahoma State University
Stephen Graham, Oklahoma State University
Danny Granger, University of New Mexico
Chuck Hayes, University of Kentucky
Pooh Jeter, University of Portland
Shema Neza Mbyirukira, Birmingham-Southern College
Tyler McKinney, Creighton University
Aaron Miles, University of Kansas
Sean Munson, Wagner College
Spencer Nelson, Utah State University
Roger Powell, University of Illinois
Shane Power, Mississippi State
Matt Preston, Columbia University
Ronald Ross JR. Texas Tech University
Mike Slattery, University of Delaware
Chris Thomas, University of Notre Dame
Dijon Thompson, University of California, Los Angeles
John Turek, University of Nebraska