Frazier honored as one of the NCAA's 100 most influential student-athletes

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Lois Manin, (808) 956-4480
Sports Information Director
Posted: Mar 14, 2006

HONOLULU - Herman Frazier, University of Hawaiʻi athletics director, has been selected as one of the "100 Most Influential Student-Athletes" in the history of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and was featured on a television special on ESPN Classic Monday.

Honorees on the "100 Most Influential Student-Athletes" list include those who have made a significant impact or major contributions to society. Frazier, 50, graduated from Arizona State University in 1977 with a degree in political science. He competed on the ASU track and field team where he was an eight-time All-American and team captain of the 1977 national champion team.

Frazier earned a gold medal while running the leadoff leg of the 4 x 400-meter relay team and captured a bronze medal in the 400-meter dash at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.

At ASU where he worked for 23 years from 1977-2000, Frazier held the positions of assistant director of events and facilities, director of athletics facilities, assistant director of operations, associate director of athletics, and senior associate athletics director for business and operations.

Frazier went on to the University of Alabama-Birmingham and was its athletics director from 2000-02. He has been athletics director at UH since 2002.

Frazier earned the distinction of being named among the Top 50 Most Powerful Blacks in Sports in the March 2005 issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine.

In the past few years, Frazier has been recognized both nationally and internationally. In 2001, he received the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, which recognizes former student-athletes who have distinguished themselves after completing their collegiate athletic careers 25 years ago. In 2003, Sports Illustrated tabbed him one of the 101 most influential minorities in sports.

And most recently, Frazier was named to the NCAA/USOC Task Force to oversee changes in Olympic sports sponsored by NCAA schools and to the Division I NCAA Football Issues Committee.