RWC Rabid Athlete of the Month
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As the 2011 football season approaches (34 days from now, but who’s counting?), the RWC is reviving the Rabid Athlete of the Month program, where we highlight the most rabid athletes at Arkansas State University.

The August 2011 Rabid Athlete of the Month is senior WR, Dwayne Frampton.

Last year, Frampton hauled in a team-high 69 receptions (2nd most in ASU history) for 738 receiving yards (also team-high and 7th ASU all time).  Framp had 6 receiving TDs and caught multiple passes in every game last season.  In fact, despite playing only one year at ASU, he enters this senior season needing just 15 catches and two touchdowns to rank among the top-10 all-time leaders in ASU history.  Basically, In a group of possibly the best receiving corp ASU has had in the last ten years, Frampton rose to the top.

This year, there are no expectations that those numbers will decline.  The promotion of Hugh Freeze to head coach solidifies the wide open, pass-happy offense we enjoyed last year will be even more unleashed this season.  ASU will also have depth at the other skill positions, requiring opposing defenders to respect the running game just as much as the air attack.

Frampton isn’t satisfied with last year’s performance either.  He has been working out this summer on his own.  From sparring with trainers to catching balls from NFL QBs, Framp is doing everything in his power to achieve his ultimate goal, playing in the NFL.

The RWC wishes Frampton the best for the upcoming season as he continues to violently engage DBs from coast to coast.  For his inner RWC inspiration, he can just read the quote on his locker that contains an excerpt from the famous quote:

“Do you fear the force of the wind, the slash of the rain?  Go face them and fight them, be savage again. Go hungry and cold like the wolf…You’ll grow ragged and weary and swarthy, but you’ll walk like a man.”
- Hamlin Garland

RWC Rabid Athlete of the Month
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The RWC is proud to bestow our first “Rabid Athlete of the Month” award to Amy Bowman.

Amy was selected for this prestigious award because of her representation of the RWC mission statement to violently engage all challenges in her performance at this weekend’s SunBelt Track and Field Championship.  Here is a clip about Amy’s performance from www.astateredwolves.com

bowmanArkansas State senior Amy Bowman scored the most points of any competitor in the field en route to winning the women’s pentathlon while also placing third in the women’s 55 meter hurdles with a time of 8.05.

“Amy had a great weekend. Every once and a while you get that fifth year senior who really understands that this is their last time to get to do this at the conference meet and she left it all on the line,” added Badeaux. “She was actually not in first place going into the 800 meter run and that kind of messed her up a little bit but they weren’t going to stop her. She was going to run fast enough to beat that girl and win”

The race for the women’s pentathlon crown came down to the last event with Bowman trailing the lead by 22 points. Bowman finished in second in the 800 meter run to push her final point total to 3,649.

She also gets the award for being the first REAL student athlete with the last name of Bowman in recent ASU history.

Congratulations Amy!