HU’s Fryman earns accolade as Crossroads League Player of Year

Pictured here in a game from this past season, Sarah Fryman (right), a senior on the Huntington University women’s basketball team, has been named the Crossroads League Player of the Year.
Pictured here in a game from this past season, Sarah Fryman (right), a senior on the Huntington University women’s basketball team, has been named the Crossroads League Player of the Year.

Sarah Fryman, a senior on the Huntington University women’s basketball team, has been named the Crossroads League Player of the Year.

The award, which is voted on by the league’s coaches, was announced on Wednesday, March 4.

Fryman, a 5-9 forward, joins a short list of Foresters to earn the award, which includes Miranda Palmer in 2017 and Amy Bechtel in 1999.
In her final campaign, Fryman set a new program record for points in a season with 715. That offensive output propelled her to 1,910 points for her career and third place on Huntington’s all-time scoring list.

A Huntington native, Fryman finished the season as the nation’s second-leading scorer with a 23.1 points per game average. The Huntington North High School product also claimed the No. 2 spot nationally for her accuracy at the charity stripe, where she knocked down 132 of her 144 attempts for 91.7 percent.

Fryman was tabbed the preseason favorite for player of the year honors, as well as a first team pick, both of which have come to fruition. It’s the second-straight year she has been named to the league’s top team.

In addition to leading her team in scoring, Fryman topped the Foresters in rebounding by corralling 7.4 boards per night, which proved the sixth-best average in the league. She also handed out 2.0 dimes and swiped 1.9 steals per contest – second on the team in both categories.
Fryman’s teammate, Sam Hammel, was also honored by the Crossroads League, netting a third team all-conference designation.

A 5-7 point guard from Anderson, Hammel tossed in 11.3 points per game and also swiped a league-leading 2.6 steals per night and dished out 5.2 assists, which landed her the second spot among her league peers. Of the 5.6 rebounds she pulled down regularly, 2.9 were of the offensive variety, which rated third best in the league.

Hammel and Fryman had the distinction of being the only two players in the Crossroads League to register triple-doubles during the season. Fryman’s triple-double, logged on Feb. 1, was the program’s first ever.

Behind the duo’s contributions, Huntington posted a 21-11 record and advanced to the semifinals of the Crossroads League tournament.