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Frazee Named First Team Academic All-American

February 24, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Megan Frazee is an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American for the second consecutive season.

Megan Frazee is an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American for the second consecutive season.

Liberty senior guard/forward Megan Frazee has been honored as the first ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first-team selection in program history, it was announced today.

A kinesiology major with a 3.91 cumulative GPA, Frazee (Xenia, Ohio) was one of only two repeat ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans from last year's team, joining St. Bonaventure senior Katelyn Murray on the exclusive list. Frazee, who was recognized as a second team Academic All-American in 2007-08, becomes the fourth student-athlete in Liberty's Division I era to be included on multiple ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America squads. The other three two-time honorees were Jarrod Everson (football), Mike Gelatt (men's soccer) and Danielle McNaney (women's track & field).

Frazee is also just the sixth Liberty student-athlete to earn first team Academic All-America accolades at the Division I level. She is now included on the same list as Everson, Gelatt, Clendon Henderson (men's track & field), McNaney and Heather Sagan (women's track & field/cross country).

The Buckeye State native was previously included on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District roster for the third consecutive season. She was also a member of the 2008 VaSID Academic All-State team and the 2007 Big South All-Academic team for women's basketball. Frazee is additionally a three-time Big South Presidential Honor Roll selection.

On the court, Frazee has played a key role in the Lady Flames' 11th Big South Conference regular-season championship in the last 12 seasons. She leads the team in both points (19.8 ppg) and rebounds (9.8 rpg) and has recorded a Big South-best nine double-doubles on the year.

Frazee has won five Big South Player of the Week awards this season and a conference-record 17 weekly honors during her career. The Big South Preseason Player of the Year for the third consecutive year, Frazee was voted MVP of the Hokie Hardwood Classic after leading Liberty to its first-ever win over host Virginia Tech.

Frazee will be one of seven seniors recognized prior to the Lady Flames' next game, Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Vines Center. The contest against UNC Asheville will serve as Liberty's annual Senior Night game.

2008-09 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Teams
University Division
First Team
Megan Frazee, Liberty, Sr., 3.91, Kinesiology
Amber Guffey, Murray State, Sr., 3.97, Human Development Leadership
Paige Guffey, Murray State, Sr., 3.97, Human Development Leadership
Theresa Lisch, Saint Louis, Jr., 3.95, Communication Studies, Disorders
Maya Moore, Connecticut, So., 3.74, Pre-individualized major

Second Team
Kelsey Luna, Indiana State, Jr., 4.00, Psychology
Katelyn Murray, St. Bonaventure, Sr., 4.00, Biology
Jessica Pike, Oakland, Sr., 3.93, Wellness, Health Promotion, Injury Prev.
Marcy Sudbeck, Wichita State, Sr., 3.96, Exercise Science, Pre-Physician Asst.
Jennifer Warkenthien, South Dakota State, Sr., 3.89, Early Childhood Education

Third Team
Laura Haskins, Virginia Tech, Sr., 3.99, Business Administration (MBA)
Kelsey Kahle, Portland State, Sr., 3.73, English
Shalee Lehning, Kansas State, Sr., 3.73, Electronic Journalism
Marie Warner, Canisius, Sr., 3.80, Business Administration
Christina Wirth, Vanderbilt, Sr., 3.60, Human & Organizational Dev./Nursing

Academic All-America of the Year: Amber Guffey, Murray State