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Frazee Repeats as State Player of the Year

March 25, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Megan Frazee is the first Liberty women's basketball player to repeat as Times-Dispatch State Player of the Year.

Megan Frazee is the first Liberty women's basketball player to repeat as Times-Dispatch State Player of the Year.

For the second consecutive season, Liberty senior guard/forward Megan Frazee has been tabbed State Player of the Year by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Frazee becomes the first back-to-back State Player of the Year in Liberty history.

The remainder of the all-state first team, as selected by Vic Dorr, Jr., consists of James Madison's Dawn Evans, VCU's Quanitra Hollingsworth and a pair of Virginia Cavaliers—Lyndra Littles and Monica Wright. Beth Cunningham of VCU repeated as State Coach of the Year.

Within the article in Wednesday's Times-Dispatch, Dorr, Jr. described Frazee (Xenia, Ohio) as "probably the most skilled and complete women's player ever to compete in the Big South." Frazee, now a three-time Times-Dispatch first-team all-state honoree, did much to justify that claim during her senior season. She led the Lady Flames (24-9, 15-1 Big South) to their 12th Big South Conference title in the last 13 seasons, while pacing all conference players in both scoring (19.8 ppg) and rebounding (9.9 rpg).

Frazee garnered a significant amount of hardware during her final season in a Liberty uniform, including her second straight Big South Player of the Year and Big South Championship MVP distinctions. She was also a six-time Big South Player of the Week, giving the Buckeye State native a conference-record 18 Player of the Week awards for her career.

A consistent offensive contributor, Frazee scored in double figures a school-record and nation-leading 68 straight times, before the streak was halted during Sunday night's NCAA Tournament tilt against Louisville. She notched 14 double-doubles on the season, enabling her to break Katie Feenstra's school record with 50 career double-doubles.

Frazee also added to her reputation as a clutch performer. She made a pair of game-winning shots in the final minute, helping the Lady Flames post their first-ever Preseason WNIT victory (vs. UC Riverside) and their first triumph against Virginia Tech. Frazee's shot against the Hokies came in just her second game back on the court, after a severe ankle injury sidelined her for eight games. Liberty was 22-3 with Frazee in the lineup this season, but went just 2-6 in her absence.

Frazee earned several awards for her performance in the classroom as well. A kinesiology major with a 3.91 GPA, Frazee became the Lady Flames' first player ever selected to the first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America roster. She later earned the Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.