Wheaton magazine

Volume 22 // Issue 3
Wheaton magazine // Autumn 2019
News And Profiles
Photo by Mike Hudson '89

Beyond the Division

While a freshman at Saint Louis University, Hannah Frazier '20 realized she wasn’t where she belonged. It took just one visit with Wheaton’s Women’s Basketball Coach Kent Madsen and the women’s basketball team to know Wheaton was her home.

A mathematics major, Hannah transferred sophomore year. She loved Wheaton, but she struggled with no longer identifying as a DI athlete. 

“It had been a dream of mine for so long— I worried people would think I had failed,” says the Illinois native. Hannah’s teammates and coaches helped her realize “none of that mattered” because her athletic success was from God and did not define her.

“I used to ‘succeed’ based on my abilities,” says Hannah. “Being at Wheaton taught me not to find my worth in what I accomplish on the court but to rely on God everywhere I go.”

Her junior year, Hannah averaged 20 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, totaling a season-high of 89 blocks, 84 assists, and 30 steals.

“Hannah’s versatility makes her such a unique player,” says Coach Madsen. “While her position traditionally scores around the basket, she’s a great shooter and scores three-pointers with ease, making her very difficult to guard.”

In 2019, Hannah was named First Team All-American by D3hoops.com, named to the CCIW First Team All-Conference, named WBCA First Team All-American, and named to the Google Cloud All-American Second Team.

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“People might think because we are ‘nice Christian girls’ or play for a small DIII school, we can’t be tough or competitive,” says Hannah, “but we are hardworking and talented, and we prove that stereotype wrong.”