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Frazee Honored as BSC Player of the Week

January 5, 2009
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Megan Frazee (left) is congratulated by Rachel McLeod after being announced as tournament MVP at the Hokie Hardwood Classic.

Megan Frazee (left) is congratulated by Rachel McLeod after being announced as tournament MVP at the Hokie Hardwood Classic.

For the second time this season, Liberty senior Megan Frazee has been recognized as the Big South Conference Women's Basketball Choice Hotels Player of the Week. The award was announced this afternoon by the conference office.

Frazee (G/F, Xenia, Ohio) made a successful return from an ankle injury, leading Liberty to a trio of victories. She led the Lady Flames in scoring all three times, averaging 20.7 ppg and 9.3 rpg for the week.

Frazee opened the week by leading all players in both points (23) and rebounds (12) in Liberty's Hokie Hardwood Classic opening-round matchup with North Carolina A&T, last Monday evening. The senior tallied 19 points and 10 rebounds after halftime, helping the Lady Flames rally from a seven-point first-half deficit.

The following night, Frazee played a key role as Liberty made a bit of history. The Lady Flames edged the host team, Virginia Tech, to capture the Hokie Hardwood Classic title. Frazee's 18-foot jumper with just 51 seconds remaining proved to be the game-winner, as Liberty defeated Commonwealth rival Virginia Tech for the first time in program history. Frazee, voted the tournament's MVP, finished the contest with 20 of Liberty's 45 points and seven boards.

Frazee closed out her impressive week with a 19-point, nine-rebound effort on Saturday, pushing Liberty past Gardner-Webb in the Lady Flames' Big South opener.

Frazee has now been named Big South Women's Basketball Player of the Week 14 times in her career. The only player in conference history to be honored more often was former Liberty standout Katie Feenstra. The current Atlanta Dream center earned 15 Big South Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors during her time at Liberty (2002-05).

Frazee and the Lady Flames will attempt to continue their three-game winning streak Saturday, as they travel to Rock Hill, S.C., to face conference rival Winthrop. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Winthrop Coliseum.