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April 27, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia football player Ian Frye has earned NFF Hampshire Honor Society membership, as announced by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. To earn membership a football student-athlete must maintain a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout his college career.

Other qualifications for membership in the NFF Hampshire Honor Society include: Being a starter or a significant contributor in last year of eligibility at an NCAA FBS, FCS, Division II, Division III or an NAIA college or university; achieving a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study; and meeting all NCAA/NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements.

Frye (Bristol, Va.) spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons as UVA’s starting placekicker. He also started the 2013 season as UVA’s primary placekicker but an injury in game four knocked Frye out for the rest of the season. Frye finished his career No. 4 all-time in the UVA annals with 45 made field goals. His 218 career points ranks No. 7 all-time in the UVA record book. In 2014 Frye finished the year ranked No. 2 in the ACC and No. 5 in the nation with 1.83 field goals per game, and was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist. Frye earned his degree in May 2015 in studio art and is finishing up graduate work in professional development.

Frye is the first Cavalier to receive the honor since 2014 when former defensive end Jake Snyder earned membership. Fellow ACC members Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Pitt, NC State and Wake Forest also boast student-athletes that gained membership in 2016.

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