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CU Pair Named To Academic All-Big 12 Women's Basketball Team

Mar 4, 2010

BOULDER- University of Colorado sophomores Alyssa Fressle and Julie Seabrook were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball First Team, the league office announced on Thursday.

The league academic honor is the first for both players, in their first season of eligibility for this recognition.

Fressle, a native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., ranks second on the team in assists (2.5 apg), third in steals (1.4) and fourth in scoring (7.5 ppg). A member of the 2009 All-Big 12 Freshman team, Fressle has picked up her game of late, scoring double digits in six of her last seven games. Named to the Fall 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, Fressle is majoring in business.

Seabrook, a native of North Vancouver, B.C., has appeared in 26 of 28 games this season averaging 6.5 minutes and just under two rebounds per game. She has hit 52 percent of her shots from the floor this season (11-of-21) and also has four assists, two steals in one block. Seabrook, who earned a spot on the Fall 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, is majoring in business.

Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and media relations offices, the women's basketball academic all-league squad consisted of 34 first team members combined with 13 on the second team. First team members have recorded a 3.20 or better GPA, while the second team are those with a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA. To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or in the two previous semesters and have participated in 60 percent of her team's scheduled contests.

Since the formation of the Big 12 for the 1996-97 season, CU's women's basketball team has had 59 Academic All-Big 12 selections, including 40 first team honorees.