Glick, Platt, Murphy Named FGCU's Most Outstanding Athletes
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – After leading their teams to a combined 40-9 record in the Atlantic Sun and two conference titles this year, men’s soccer redshirt junior Adam Glick (Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley), women’s basketball senior Shannon Murphy (Brighton, Mich./Brighton) and softball senior Courtney Platt (Naples, Fla./Gulf Coast) have been named the recipients of the FGCU Athletic Department’s 2010-11 Most Outstanding Male & Co-Female Student-Athlete Awards.

Glick, the reigning A-Sun Defensive Player of the Year, is the first men’s soccer player in school history to win the award. Named the A-Sun Player of the Year, Platt is the fourth softball player to garner the honor, while Murphy is also the fourth player from women’s basketball and the second in a row.

This is the first time that two female athletes have won the award. The Outstanding Male & Female Student-Athlete Awards have been handed out since 2002-03.

“Adam, Shannon and Courtney not only had outstanding individual seasons in their chosen sports, but more importantly, personify the term ‘student-athlete’,” said Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh. “Their classroom accomplishments and the leadership provided both on and off the court and fields make each very deserving of this award.”

After leading FGCU to its first-ever A-Sun regular season championship, Glick was selected to the A-Sun All-Conference first team. The goalkeeper shutout six of eight A-Sun opponents faced and held two non-conference foes scoreless, including No. 5 Ohio State. Glick topped the A-Sun in goals allowed (11), goals against average (0.62), save percentage (.853), shutouts (8) and shutouts per game (0.47), while ranking second in saves (64). He is a two-time A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week honoree and was the first-ever recipient of the Duane Swanson Sr. Inspirational Award this past April. Glick is also an exceptional student, earning A-Sun All-Academic honors with 3.43 grade-point average (GPA) in marketing and management.

“I am very pleased for Adam as this is a well-deserved recognition of his hard work and dedication,” said men’s soccer head coach Bob Butehorn. “I guarantee Adam’s response to this honor will be met with a humble demeanor, giving most of the credit of his success to his teammates. It is why he is a fantastic representative of FGCU athletics’ mission and why were pleased to have him as one of our captains. I speak for all of our players, coaches and staff in saying how proud we are of him.”

A native of Brighton, Mich., Murphy ranked second on the team in scoring at 12.6 points, becoming the third 1,000-point scorer in program history and all-time assist leader. She was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference first team after leading the Eagles to a 28-4 overall record, their second regular season title and fourth straight WNIT appearance. Murphy ranked eighth in the A-Sun in three-pointers per game (2.09), second in assist/turnover ratio (+1.49) and fifth in assists per game (4.16). Murphy was a two-time A-Sun Player of the Week and was named to the Caribbean Challenge and Hilton Garden Inn FGCU Classic All-Tournament teams, while also being named a co-winner of the Carl McAloose Spirit Award.

“Shannon has had a great career and an outstanding senior season,” said 2010-11 A-Sun women’s basketball Coach of the Year Karl Smesko. “She has excelled on the court and in the classroom. This well deserved award is a fitting way to honor her athletic career at FGCU.”

Platt was voted as the A-Sun Player of the Year and was a unanimous All-Conference first team selection Named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA South All-Region second team, the Naples, Fla., product led the Eagles and conference in several offensive categories, topping the A-Sun in batting average (.387), doubles (16), total bases (93) and walks (57). Platt closed out the season sixth in the nation in walks per game (1.02) and was seventh in the nation in on-base percentage (.576). The outfielder had a team-best 30 RBI and tallied a hit in 37 out of 52 games, while producing 12 multi-hit games. A biology major with an organism and ecological concentration, Platt has a 3.22 GPA and was finalist for the Eagle Scholar Athlete Award.

“After the postseason softball recognition she has already earned, Courtney was once again chosen for an award she greatly deserves,” said softball head coach David Deiros. “She put tremendous effort into every year she was an Eagle, but capped her career off with a fantastic senior season. Courtney was a pleasure to coach and it is great that the FGCU coaches recognized her athletic accomplishments to bestow this award to her.”

PAST FGCU OUTSTANDING ATHLETE AWARD WINNERS
2010-11 – Adam Glick (M. Soccer) & Courtney Platt (Softball)/Shannon Murphy (W. Basketball)
2009-10 – Chris Sale (Baseball) & Chelsea Lyles (W. Basketball)
2008-09 – Josh Upchurch (Baseball) & Cheyenne Jenks (Softball)
2007-08 – Jason Peacock (Baseball) & Carmen Paez (Softball)
2006-07 – Beau Bauer (M. Basketball) & Kate Schrader (W. Basketball)
2005-06 – Juan Carlos Osorio (M. Tennis)/Jason Louwsma (Baseball) & Kate Schrader (W. Basketball)
2004-05 – Bryan Crislip (M. Basketball)/Richard Stempnowski (M. Tennis) & Kelly Powe (Softball)
2003-04 – Leighton Bowie (M. Basketball) & Kelly Powe (Softball)
2002-03 – Chris Brown (Baseball) & Trish Fleming (W. Basketball)