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Waginger defensive All-American

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina senior guard Brigham Waginger was named to the 2010 CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Defensive All-America team this week by the online publication.

Waginger, who was a third-team All-Southern Conference selection by the voting media, earned SoCon co-Defensive Player of the Year plaudits from the league’s head coaches.

Rather then assembling first, second, third and fourth team squads, the collegeinsider.com Mid-Major Defensive All-America team is one team consisting of 20 players. Division I coaches and NBA scouts are part of the selection process, but final decision rests with the collegeinsider.com staff.

Waginger was one of two SoCon players to garner the recognition, joined by junior post Jeremy Simmons from the College of Charleston with which whom he shared the league’s top defensive player honors.

A native of Ironton, Ohio, Waginger finished the year with a school single-season record 90 steals.