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Frazee Named Academic All-American

February 26, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Megan Frazee is the second Liberty women's basketball player ever to become an Academic All-American.

Megan Frazee is the second Liberty women's basketball player ever to become an Academic All-American.

Liberty junior guard/forward Megan Frazee has been voted a second-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American for women's basketball, it was announced today.

Frazee (Xenia, Ohio) is the second Liberty women's basketball player ever to earn Academic All-America honors. Kristal Tharp was a second-team selection in 2005. The kinesiology major was one of only two juniors in the nation to make either the first or second-team rosters. The other junior was Tennessee's Candace Parker, who was tabbed Academic All-America of the Year.

The junior is the 13th Liberty student-athlete to be honored as an NCAA Division I Academic All-American and the second this year. Senior men's soccer player Mike Gelatt earned first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America distinction this past fall.

Frazee, who boosted her cumulative GPA to 3.91 by posting a perfect 4.0 during the fall 2007 semester, was previously a first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District pick for the second-straight season. The Ohioan was a member of the Big South All-Academic team for women's basketball in 2006-07 and is a two-time Big South Presidential Honor Roll member.

Frazee is one of a number of talented student-athletes on the Liberty roster. The Lady Flames finished 2006-07 with the seventh-highest team GPA in the nation, a 3.508. Moriah Frazee (Jr., Xenia, Ohio) joined her sister on the Academic All-District first team this season, while senior Allyson Fasnacht (Salem, Va.) was a second-team pick.

Frazee is in the midst of an exceptional season on the hardwood as well, where she has helped the Lady Flames post a 24-2 overall record and a perfect 9-0 mark in Big South action. She paces the Big South Conference in scoring (18.1 ppg) and free throw percentage (.877) and ranks second in rebounding (9.0 rpg).

One of eight players in the nation currently averaging at least 18.0 ppg and 9.0 rpg, Frazee has won the Big South Women's Basketball Player of the Week award on five occasions. Frazee also took home the MVP trophy at both the National City Xavier Invitational and UNLV's Lady Rebel Christmas Classic.

Frazee and the rest of the Lady Flames have three games remaining on the regular-season schedule. Liberty will attempt to win its 14th-straight contest and clinch the outright Big South title at Winthrop, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's Basketball Team
University Division
First Team
Delany Conway, Portland State, Sr., 3.99, Science
Jackie McFarland, Colorado, Sr., 3.86, Accounting
Candace Parker, Tennessee, Jr., 3.35, Sports Management
Laura Rudolphi, Indiana State, Sr., 3.98, Business Insurance
Lindsay Whorton, Drake, Sr., 4.0, English Education

Second Team
Nicky Anosike, Tennessee, Sr., 3.77, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Legal Studies
Megan Frazee, Liberty, Jr., 3.91, Kinesiology
Danielle Green, Oklahoma State, Sr., 3.76, Education
Lauren Kohn, Ohio, Sr., 3.82, Communications, Public Advocacy
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland, Sr., 3.43, Communication

Third Team
Chelsea Chowning, Kentucky, Gr., 4.0, Pharmacy
Brittany Cook, Virginia Tech, Jr., 3.75, Health, Nutrition, Foods, Exercise
Sarah-Jo Lawrence, George Washington, Sr., 3.85, Communications, Sociology
Whitney Lewis, Wright State, Sr., 3.97, Human Factors Psychology
Katelyn Murray, St. Bonaventure, Jr., 4.0, Biology
Allie Quigley, DePaul, Sr., 3.72, Physical Education

Academic All-America of the Year: Candace Parker, Tennessee