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Lizzy Seeberg's Parents to Receive Award from Victims' Advocate Group

The Northbrook teen killed herself in 2010 shortly after accusing a Notre Dame football player of sexual assault. Her parents confronted the school over the way it handled the accusation.

Tom and Mary Seeberg will receive the Visionary Award from Rape Victim Advocates tonight in recognition of the work they’ve done on behalf of their deceased daughter, according to WBEZ.

Elizabeth, “Lizzy,” Seeberg, a graduate, committed suicide in September 2010 shortly after accusing a Notre Dame football player of sexual assault. Her parents publically complained about what they considered an inadequate investigation into the assault.

Lizzy Seeberg was 19 at the time and a freshman at St. Mary’s College in Indiana. No criminal charges were ever filed.

In an extensive interview with WBEZ Tuesday, Tom Seeberg talks about the betrayal he felt by the school that many of his family members had attended and his and his wife’s efforts to work with Notre Dame to improve its system of addressing sexual assault allegations.

In December 2010, many Northbrook residents .

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Steve Hammer June 13, 2012 at 08:54 PM
My heart goes out to Lizzy's family. I concur with their hope that publicity of this case might help prevent such a tragedy from ever befalling another young woman and can only hope that the University police departments and administrators can learn to improve their service and protection for all their students.

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