May 16, 2012—Amy Frazzini of Orland Park was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.
Frazzini is a senior majoring in exercise science. She is the daughter of Lawrence and Virginia Frazzini and a graduate of Carl Sandburg High School.
She has earned the award for the second straight year, achieving the 2011 honor during her junior year. After graduating from North Central College in June she plans begin graduate studies at Midwestern University in Downers Grove toward a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree and ultimately pursue a career as a physical therapist.
At North Central, Frazzini was a multi-sport athlete playing on both the women’s soccer and lacrosse teams. She was recognized in soccer as Defensive Player of the Week three times by the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW), received All-Academic honors from the CCIW three times and was named to the Scholar All-Central Region team. She was named to the 2012 CCIW All-Conference Second Team in soccer. She played stopper her first two years, and goalie for the soccer team her junior and senior years.
She played midfielder for the lacrosse team for four years and in 2009 scored the first-ever goal for the College’s women’s lacrosse team during its inaugural season. In April she was honored as the North Central College female student-athlete recipient of the 2012 Merle Chapman Leadership Award by the CCIW, and in 2011 was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll.
She served as vice president of the College’s student-run Health and Exercise Association (HEXA) for three years, served on the school’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee and as a student-athlete mentor.