Greensboro, NC (12/05/03) -- Guilford junior Christian Adams (St. Cloud, FL/St. Cloud) and freshman Travis Frazier (Rougemont, NC/Person) earned spots on the 2003 Football Gazette All-South Region Division III Football Team Friday. Adams earned second-team recognition while Frazier was a third-team pick. Players were nominated by sports information directors and coaches from throughout the NCAA Division III South Region, which includes 61 institutions and extends from Pennsylvania to Texas. A panel of sports information directors selected the regional teams. The All-South region first- and second-team selections advance to the Football Gazette's All-America ballot.
A 5-9, 160-pound punter, Adams (left) leads the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) for the second straight season and ranks fourth in NCAA Division III with a school-record 41.6-yard average. The junior placed 22 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line with four fair catches and three touchbacks. A 2003 First Team All-ODAC selection, he kicked 13 punts of 50 or more yards, including a 76-yard boot against Ferrum, which ranks second in Guilford history. He averaged over 40 yards per kick in nine of 10 contests, including the October 4 matchup with Greensboro where he averaged 45.1 yards on nine punts. Adams' 41.6-yard average stands third in ODAC history and broke Guilford's 39-year-old school record.
Frazier (right), a 6-4, 215-pound freshman, becomes Guilford's first All-ODAC kicker since the Quakers joined the league in 1991. The 2003 second team all-league pick leads the ODAC and ranks 10th nationally in field goals per game (1.00). His 51 points paced Guilford and he stands ninth among the loop's points per game leaders (5.1), third among kickers. Frazier converted 10 of 14 field goals, two shy of the school record and Guilford's most since Rick Herring's '88 11 field goals in 1987. Frazier made eight of his last nine field-goal attempts, including his final six straight, with a career-long of 38 yards at nationally ranked ODAC champion Bridgewater. The 38-yard kick is the longest by a Quakers' kicker since 1994. Frazier also made 21 of 24 extra points and kicked off for Guilford.
Head coach Mike Ketchum concluded his 13th season at Guilford with a 2-8 overall record, 1-5 in the ODAC. Guilford finished sixth among seven ODAC teams and expects 52 letter winners back in 2004, including Adams and Frazier.