FORT MYERS, Fla. – Redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) was named Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week for her performance in FGCU’s, 72-55, win over conference rival Stetson last week, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 26).
A 2013 Capital One Academic All-America women’s basketball second team selection, Hansen has earned A-Sun Player of the Week accolades on three occasions this season and six times in her career. She shot 9-of-14 from the field, 3-of-4 from long distance and a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe to record a game-high 27 points in 32 minutes of playing time at Stetson. The McKean, Pa. native also added seven boards to go with career-highs in blocks (4) and steals (7).
Hansen, who has led the Green and Blue to their third straight A-Sun Regular Season title as well as the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Sun Tournament (Mar. 6-9), is first in the conference in free throw percentage (.843) and second in the A-Sun in scoring (17.4 points), while ranking in the top 15 in six categories (rebounding, field goal percentage, assists, steals, blocks, minutes). She has led the Eagles in scoring on 17 occasions and scored in double figures in 26 of 28 games this season.
FGCU, ranked No. 38 overall in this week’s AP Top 25, will play at home for their final two games of the A-Sun regular season. The Green and Blue will host Mercer on Feb. 28, before welcoming Kennesaw State to ‘The Nest’ on Senior Day (Mar. 2).
The Eagles, the No. 1 seed in the 2013 A-Sun Tournament, will play their quarterfinal game on Wednesday, Mar. 6. Tip-off times are still to be determined. FGCU Athletics is now offering ticket packages for the conference tournament at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Fans can get ticket booklets that include admission into every game of the men’s and women’s tournament (14 games) for $20 (children ages 6-11), $50 (seniors 62 and older and students ages 12-22) or $75 (adults). All tickets are general admission. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FGCU ticket office Monday-Friday, between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 239-590-7145, in person at the Alico Arena ticket office or by ordering online at www.fgcuathletics.com/tickets.
Fans can follow FGCU on Twitter (@FGCU_WBB), Instagram (@FGCUWbb) and on Facebook by liking FGCU Women’s Basketball (www.Facebook.com/FGCUWbb).
A-SUN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sarah Hansen, FGCU (Feb. 26)
- Sixth Career Weekly honor; third this season
- Finished with a game-high 27 points in FGCU 72-55 win at Stetson
- Went a perfect 6-of-6 at the charity stripe for the Eagles
- Registered a career-highs in blocks (4) and steals (7)
- Added seven rebounds and an assist to continue FGCU's 17 game win streak
- Led the Eagles to their 3rd straight A-Sun Regular Season Title; their fourth in the last five years