Former Liberty University standout and San Antonio Silver Stars forward Megan (Frazee) Leuzinger was hired as assistant women's basketball coach at Valparaiso University in June of 2016. Leuzinger was an honorable mention All-American at Liberty before embarking on a seven-year professional playing career. She still holds the Flames' Division I record for career scoring average (18.5 PPG).
The 2017-18 season will represent her second on the collegiate sidelines. While in Lynchburg, Leuzinger was a two-time College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American (Second Team, 2008; First Team, 2009), a two-time Richmond Times-Dispatch State Player of the Year (2008, 2009), a three-time Big South First Team All-Conference selection (2007-2009), including Player of the Year nods in 2008 and 2009 and a Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipient (2009), among numerous other achievements and accolades.
In addition to owning Liberty's D-I mark for career scoring average, she boasts school records in career free-throw percentage (.805), and single-season free-throw percentage (.878, 2008). Leuzinger's 684 field goals made rank third all-time and her 9.3 rebounds per game average is the fourth-highest in program history. Her name graces Liberty's top five in career points scored (1,883; 3rd) and career rebounds secured (951; 4th).
Following her stellar career with the Flames, San Antonio selected Leuzinger with the 14th pick of the 2009 WNBA Draft. She logged two seasons with the Silver Stars. Leuzinger registered seven seasons in Europe during the WNBA offseason, including stints in Turkey, Poland and Israel. She was elected to the Turkish All-Star Game in 2010 and 2011. Leuzinger earned All-Star Game Most Valuable Player honors during the 2011 tilt in Botas, Adana, Turkey.
Leuzinger is very active in the volunteer community. She accompanied Athletes in Action (AIA) on their summer tour of Mauritania, Africa in 2008. She was a 2016 inductee into AIA's Hall of Faith. Leuzinger has also served as a counselor with New Chapel Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School in Rustburg, Va. Additionally, she has taken time to mentor inner-city residents of Lynchburg.
Leuzinger received her B.S. in health and physical education from Liberty University in 2009. In 2011, she completed her M.A. in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University in Irvine, California. A native of Laredo, Texas, Megan married her husband, Caleb, in May of 2015. Megan and Caleb have a son, Ezekiel.