Feb. 16, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — While she continues to help guide her team to one of the best seasons in program history, Florida State senior guard Mara Freshour is keeping the same on-court focus and determination going in the classroom.
For the second year in a row, Freshour was recently named a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Second-Team selection. Boasting a 3.65 grade point average, Freshour is the fourth Seminole and first two-time recipient to receive this recognition in head coach Sue Semrau’s tenure.
The recognition off the court is just one more piece of good news for a program that is experiencing a stellar season on the court. And Freshour has been one of the catalysts on a basketball team that currently leads the Atlantic Coast Conference with a mark of 9-1 in league play.
The Seminoles (21-5, 9-1 ACC) defeated their third top-10 opponent of the year last week when they beat No. 8 North Carolina, 77-70. Freshour scored 15 points in that game to go along with five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Her double-digit performance against the Tar Heels marked the 14th time this season she has scored at least 10 points in a ballgame.
Freshour is currently third on the team in scoring with 10.5 points per game. She also leads the team in playing time with 30.7 minutes played per ballgame and is second on the team with 5.1 rebounds per contest.
Having won 12 of their last 13, Freshour and the Seminoles head to South Carolina to take on Clemson on Feb. 19 before returning home to host Miami and Virginia. FSU closes out the 2008-09 regular season with a journey to Winston-Salem, NC to play against Wake Forest on March 1 before the ACC Tournament.