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Frederick nets posthumous honor

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The 2011 National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Hall of Fame class includes the late Tom Frederick, who served as athletic director and a coach at Barrington High School.

Frederick was the pioneer of the high school athletic administration profession in the United States during his 22 years on the National Federation High School administrative staff.

After joining the NFHS in 1967, Frederick started the National Conference of High School Directors of Athletics in 1971, the Interscholastic Athletic Administration magazine in 1974 and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in 1977.

Frederick began his career as a coach at Waterloo (Wis.) High School in 1948. In 1950, Frederick moved on to Barrington, where he served as athletic director and coach for football and track.

As football coach at Barrington, he compiled an 81-20-4 record in 13 seasons and won six conference titles. He also coached four undefeated teams and was instrumental in the founding of the school's Quarterback Club.

At the state level, Frederick had a four-year tenure as assistant executive secretary of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) from 1963-67. During his time with the IHSA, he assigned officials for state basketball tournaments and managed the wrestling and track state tournaments. He was also the editor of the state athletic magazine.

Frederick joined the NFHS staff in 1967 as director of the film program. He was named assistant director in 1975 and associate director in 1977 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1989. He passed away on Oct. 10, 1990.

Frederick organized the first National Athletic Directors Conference in St. Louis in 1971 with 250 athletic directors in attendance. The final conference organized by Frederick in 1989 drew more than 1,500 athletic administrators and more than 300 exhibitors.

In his early years with the NFHS, Frederick was the director of the film program and was responsible for the sports of football and track and field.

Frederick, who graduated from West Allis (Wis.) High School and the University of Wisconsin, received the NIAAA Award of Merit in 1980 and an Award of Excellence from the Virginia State High School Athletic Directors Association in 1989. He was inducted into the Illinois football coaches Hall of Fame in 1981 and the National High School Hall of Fame in 1994.


North Central College senior defensive tackle Peter Bulandr (Stevenson) has been named as one of the 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy, which has been presented since 1993 as the premier individual award in NCAA Division III football, honoring excellence in athletics, academics, and community service.

Bulandr, an economics major, is one of two defensive players still being considered for the award, joining University of Mount Union (Ohio) defensive back Alex Ferrara.

Also among the group are Wisconsin-Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard (Lake Zurich), Widener University (Pa.) quarterback Chris Haupt, Cortland State University (N.Y.) quarterback Dan Pitcher, Monmouth College (Ill.) quarterback Alex Tanney, College of St. Scholastica (Minn.) quarterback Alex Thiry, Johns Hopkins University (Md.) quarterback Hewitt Tomlin, St. Thomas (Minn.) wide receiver Fritz Waldvogel, and University of Dubuque (Iowa) wide receiver Michael Zweifel.

Bulandr is a three-year starter for the Cardinals.

He was named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Year, as well as a first-team All-CCIW selection this season.

He leads the CCIW in quarterback sacks (6.5). He was a two-time Team of the Week selection and recorded three quarterback sacks against Bethel University (Tenn.) on Sept. 10 to match the second-highest single-game total in school history.

He helped lead a North Central defense which posted shutouts against three conference opponents.

It had not been done by a Cardinal team since 1958 and had not been done by any CCIW team since 1996. The Cardinals went a perfect 7-0 in CCIW play for the second straight year in 2011 and won their sixth straight CCIW Championship.

Bulandr was also a Second Team All-CCIW pick in 2010, when he was a Second Team ESPN Academic All-District selection, and has been named to the Academic All-CCIW Team twice. He is a six-time Dean's List honoree at North Central and is a member of three national academic honor societies.

His extensive list of community service efforts includes serving as a principal motivator and organizer for the North Central football program's adoption of a young cancer patient through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, a three-time participant in Celebrity Reading Night at Wheatlands Elementary School in Aurora, and a volunteer with Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Feed My Starving Children, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Northwestern Mutual Good Deeds Day and the Northwestern Mutual Roots and Wings Walk.

Women's volleyball

North Carolina State senior middle blocker Margaret Salata (Stevenson) became the first Wolfpack player in 13 seasons to earn All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors.

Salata has been a starter for four seasons with the Wolfpack and has had the best season of her career as a senior, recording a career-high 155 total blocks, the second most in a single season in school history. She also has 399 total blocks in her career, which ranks sixth in school history.

Salata's 1.32 blocks per set ranks third in the ACC and 26th in the nation and her hitting percentage of .351 ranks fifth in the ACC and 42th in the nation.

She also ranks in the ACC's top 10 in kills per set with 3.15.

"Margaret has done a great job for us all season," said second-year Wolfpack coach Bryan Bunn. "She has worked so hard in the last year and a half and made volleyball a priority in her life. All the hard work and dedication has really paid off for her.

"I'm really happy for Marge and she will be sorely missed next season."

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