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Frazee Named Honorable Mention All-American

April 1, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Megan Frazee and Louisville's Angel McCoughtry were both included on the Associated Press All-America teams.

Megan Frazee and Louisville's Angel McCoughtry were both included on the Associated Press All-America teams.

Senior guard/forward Megan Frazee has been tabbed the second honorable mention All-American in Liberty women's basketball history. She was one of 47 players recognized by the Associated Press (AP) on one of its All-America squads for NCAA Division I women's basketball.

2005 graduate Katie (Feenstra) Mattera, now playing for the WNBA's Atlanta Dream, was an honorable mention AP All-American for the Lady Flames in both 2003-04 and 2004-05.

Frazee (Xenia, Ohio) was the only Big South Conference player named to the team and one of just three Commonwealth players recognized. The Virginia duo of Lyndra Littles and Monica Wright also earned spots on the honorable mention squad.

Headlining the All-America team were first-team selections Maya Moore of Connecticut, Courtney Paris of Oklahoma, Angel McCoughtry of Louisville, Kristi Toliver of Maryland and Renee Montgomery of Connecticut.

This prestigious recognition is one of many Frazee has garnered during her senior season with the Lady Flames. Frazee was recently tabbed State Player of the Year by the Times-Dispatch for the second season in a row, after leading the Lady Flames (24-9, 15-1 Big South) to their 12th Big South Conference title in the last 13 seasons. Frazee paced all conference players in both scoring (19.8 ppg) and rebounding (9.9 rpg).

Frazee also collected her second straight Big South Player of the Year and Big South Championship MVP distinctions. She was 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 the Lady Flames' NCAA Tournament tilt against Final Four qualifier 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 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.

2008-09 AP Women's All-America Teams

FIRST TEAM
Maya Moore, Connecticut
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma
Angel McCoughtry, Louisville
Kristi Toliver, Maryland
Renee Montgomery, Connecticut

SECOND TEAM
DeWanna Bonner, Auburn
Jayne Appel, Stanford
Marissa Coleman, Maryland
Jantel Lavender, Ohio State
Tina Charles, Connecticut

THIRD TEAM
Shavonte Zellous, Pittsburgh
Ashley Walker, California
Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers
Chante Black, Duke
Alysha Clark, Middle Tennessee State

HONORABLE MENTION
Whitney Boddie, Auburn
Jessica Breland, North Carolina
Sha Brooks, Florida
Kristi Cirone, Illinois State
Robyn Fairbanks, Utah Valley
Rachele Fitz, Marist
Megan Frazee, Liberty
Danielle Gant, Texas A&M
Alexis Gray-Lawson, California
Allison Hightower, LSU
Ify Ibekwe, Arizona
Briann January, Arizona State
Laura Kurz, Villanova
Shalee Lehning, Kansas State
Lyndra Littles, Virginia
Rashanda McCants, North Carolina
Danielle McCray, Kansas
Mandy Morales, Montana
Deirdre Naughton, DePaul
Ashley Paris, Oklahoma
Ta'Shia Phillips, Xavier
Tracy Pontius, Bowling Green
Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State
Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma
Takia Starks, Texas A&M
Morgan Warburton, Utah
Jennifer Warkenthien, South Dakota State
Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga
Danielle Wilson, Baylor
Christina Wirth, Vanderbilt
Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton, Purdue
Monica Wright, Virginia