2013-14 Women's Basketball News
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July 03, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- FGCU women's basketball assistant coach Chelsea Lyles will assume the duties as the team's recruiting coordinator, as announced by head coach Karl Smesko on Thursday.
June 19, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After the conclusion of a tremendous four-year career with the FGCU women's basketball program, recent graduate Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane High School) was announced as FGCU’s NCAA Woman of the Year nominee this week.
June 13, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Limited spots in the 2014 FGCU girls' basketball camp are still available. The camp serves girls entering grades 5-12 in the fall of 2014 and will take place June 23-25 at Alico Arena.
May 27, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In anticipation of another successful season, FGCU women's basketball head coach Karl Smesko announced the addition of Kady Schrann, formerly of Vanderbilt University, to the program for the 2014-15 academic year.
May 05, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Following a successful 2013-14 season, head coach Karl Smesko and the FGCU women's basketball team will host their 2014 summer camp June 23-25 at Alico Arena. The camp serves girls entering grades 5-12 in the fall of 2014.
April 24, 2014
FGCU women's basketball coach Karl Smesko announced Thursday that assistant coach Abby Scharlow has resigned and will not return to the program.
April 21, 2014
The FGCU Department of Athletics proudly unveiled its four finalists for the prestigious 2014 Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award on Monday.
April 09, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Following a successful 2013-14 season, the FGCU women's basketball received votes in the final USA Today Coaches' poll as announced Wednesday afternoon. The Eagles earned seven points to rank 35th among the nation’s top teams.
April 04, 2014
The FGCU Department of Athletics has become just the third school in the nation to partner with Australian-based calendar communication company ECAL to provide Eagles fans the ability to easily input every FGCU sporting event into their personal calendar on their favorite electronic device.
April 02, 2014
FGCU is pleased to invite the public to its 2nd Annual Golf Event at the private Hideout Golf Club on Tuesday, May 6. The event will be a friendly competition among players and a fundraiser to help benefit FGCU Athletics.
April 01, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Just two weeks after guiding the FGCU women's basketball team to its second NCAA Tournament appearance in three years, Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane High School) added to her list of accomplishments. The senior captain earned a position on the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete team, as announced by the organization announced on Monday, Mar. 31. Hansen earns the recognition for the third-consecutive year.
March 31, 2014
FGCU Athletics is pleased to unveil 'Birds Eye View' as the official blog of the Eagles, giving fans a unique perspective into news and information about each of the Green and Blue's 15 teams. Fans can access the blog by logging on to FGCUEaglesEye.com.
March 26, 2014
The FGCU men's and women's basketball teams turned in yet another record-setting campaign in 2013-2014, and both seasons will be celebrated in April at each team's respective postseason banquet.
March 22, 2014
The 12th-seeded FGCU women's basketball team (26-8) scored just five points over the final 11:38, including overtime, to drop a heartbreaking 61-60 decision to 5th-seeded Oklahoma State (24-8) in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Purdue's Mackey Arena.
March 21, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Looking for the program's first ever NCAA Tournament win, the no. 12 FGCU women's basketball team will take on no. 5 Oklahoma State Saturday morning at Mackey Arena on the campus of Purdue University. Tipoff in the tournament’s first scheduled game is set for 11 a.m.
March 18, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's basketball team earned a no. 12 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament and will face no. 5 Oklahoma State in the first round of the tournament on Saturday, March 22 in West Lafayette, Ind. The game will be broadcast live from Mackey Arena on the campus of Purdue University on ESPN2 and is scheduled for 11 a.m.
March 17, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After earning their fourth-straight Atlantic Sun Regular Season title, the FGCU women’s basketball team captured the program's second Atlantic Sun Conference Championship with a 72-70 overtime victory over Stetson on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Eagles earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The team will learn their seed, opponent and game information Monday night in a live Selection Show and all fans are invited to attend.
March 17, 2014
The FGCU women's basketball team is heading back to the NCAA Tournament courtesy of a thrilling 72-70 overtime victory over Stetson in the Atlantic Sun Championship game Sunday afternoon at Alico Arena.
March 15, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For the third time since gaining postseason eligibility three years ago, the FGCU women's basketball team will play for the Atlantic Sun Championship on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles moved to 25-7 on the season with a 64-47 win over no. 5 Mercer on Saturday afternoon at Alico Arena. For the third-straight year, the Eagles will take on no. 2 and in-state rival Stetson University in the final.
March 15, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Each spring, the most distinguished students at Florida Gulf Coast University submit an extensive application in hopes that their achievements are deserving of a prestigious place amid those in the FGCU Hall of Fame. Each candidate must possess extensive experience and effectiveness as a leader, remarkable academic excellence, notable ethical behavior and a knack for fostering the development of upcoming leaders.
March 14, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- While looking to advance to the team's third Atlantic Sun Championship Final in three years, the FGCU women's basketball team will take on no. 3 Mercer University on Saturday afternoon at Alico Arena. Tipoff on the Eagles’ home court is slated for 1 p.m.
March 11, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The top-seeded FGCU women's basketball team defeated no. 8 Lipscomb University 92-53 Tuesday night at Alico Arena. With the hearty victory, the Eagles advance to the Atlantic Sun Championship Semifinal where they will face no.5 Mercer on Saturday at 1 p.m.
March 11, 2014
MACON Ga. -- Just hours before the FGCU women's basketball team opens play in the 2014 Atlantic Sun Championship tournament, senior captain Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane High School) was named the Atlantic Sun Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The honor, voted on by the league's sports information directors, is Hansen’s third-straight.
March 11, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Having already won its fourth-straight Atlantic Sun regular-season championship, the top-seeded FGCU women's basketball team begins the journey to its second Atlantic Sun Conference Championship title Tuesday night as the team hosts no. 8 Lipscomb in a 7 p.m. game at Alico Arena.
March 10, 2014
MACON Ga. -- On the tails of the team's fourth-straight Atlantic Sun Regular Season Championship, the FGCU women’s basketball team earned two of the league’s five major awards, as announced by the conference Monday afternoon.
March 09, 2014
MACON, Ga. -- After sinking the game-winning free throw in the FGCU women's basketball team's 74-73 overtime win over Stetson on Saturday, sophomore Stephanie Haas was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week for the first time in her career.
March 08, 2014
DeLAND, Fla. -- After 17 lead changes and 10 tie scores, the FGCU women's basketball team earned its fourth-straight Atlantic Sun Regular Season Championship in dramatic fashion with a 74-73 win at Stetson Saturday afternoon. Stephanie Haas sank two free throws with 0.2 seconds on the clock in overtime to give FGCU the win. With the victory, the Eagles improve to 23-7 on the season with a 17-1 mark in conference action, while the Hatters fall to 24-6 overall and 16-2 in A-Sun play. The Eagles secure home-court advantage through the Atlantic Sun Championship with a no. 1 seed.
March 07, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's basketball team will vie for its fourth-straight Atlantic Sun title Saturday afternoon when the Eagles take on Stetson University in the final game of the conference season. As each team holds just one loss in conference play, the winner of the afternoon tilt will earn the A-Sun Regular Season Conference Champion crown and the no. 1 seed in the A-Sun Tournament. Tipoff at the Edmunds Center is scheduled for 1 p.m.
March 07, 2014
FGCU Athletics has named women's basketball player Sarah Hansen and baseball player Mike Murray as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of February.
March 03, 2014
MACON, Ga. -- The Atlantic Sun is one of 15 college conferences to have its own branded destination on WatchESPN, the network announced today.
March 02, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In its final home game of the regular season, the FGCU women's basketball team earned a 67-53 victory over Northern Kentucky Saturday night at Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles improve to 22-7 on the season with a 16-1 mark in Atlantic Sun action, while the Norse fall to 15-12 and 11-5 in conference play.
February 28, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On the heels of the program's Division I points record, the FGCU women's basketball team will look to carry the momentum into the team’s final home game of the Atlantic Sun season on Saturday. The Eagles will take on Northern Kentucky at 7 p.m. in a rematch of the team’s only blemish on an otherwise perfect conference record. Fans can watch the game live and free of charge on ESPN3 with David Moulton and J. Webb Horton on the call.
February 27, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Backed by the highest point total in any FGCU Division I game, the women's basketball team defeated Lipscomb 108-67 Thursday night at Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles improve to 21-7 on the season with a 15-1 mark in Atlantic Sun action, while the Bisons fall to 5-21 and 2-13 in conference play.
February 27, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- As the end point of the season approaches, the FGCU women's basketball team will conclude the home portion of the Atlantic Sun slate this weekend. The Eagles will begin the series with a 7 p.m. contest against Lipscomb University on Thursday, Feb. 27 at Alico Arena. Fans can watch the game live and free of charge on ESPN3 with David Moulton and J. Webb Horton on the call.
February 26, 2014
Under the umbrella of the FGCU Athletics Life Skills Program, the Fifth Annual Hillmyer-Tremont Foundation Academic Honors Luncheon was held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Cohen Center Ballroom on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.
February 24, 2014
MACON, Ga. -- With a perfect 7-for-7 performance against North Florida and her fourth double-double of the season, senior Sarah Hansen earned her second Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award of the 2013-14 season.
February 22, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- With five double-digit scorers, the FGCU women's basketball team cruised past the University of North Florida, 80-54 Saturday afternoon at UNF Arena. With the win, the Eagles improve to 20-7 overall and extend their Atlantic Sun record to 14-1. The Ospreys fall to 5-20 with a 1-13 mark in conference play.
February 21, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After earning a win in the city of Jacksonville on Thursday night, the FGCU women's basketball team will look to make it two as the Eagles face the University of North Florida Saturday afternoon at UNF Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
February 20, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Backed by 24 points on 20 Jacksonville turnovers, the FGCU women's basketball team defeated JU 62-43 Thursday night at Swisher Gymnasium. With the win, the Eagles maintain possession of a first-place tie with Stetson with a record of 13-1 in Atlantic Sun action and an overall mark of 19-7. The Dolphins fall to 10-14 with a 7-6 conference record.
February 20, 2014
With the madness of March right around the corner, both the FGCU men's and women's basketball teams are battling for their Atlantic Sun regular season titles and the right to host multiple rounds of their respective conference tournaments.
February 19, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In the midst of its strongest play of the season, the FGCU women's basketball team will travel to Jacksonville University for a 5 p.m. bout on Thursday night. The Atlantic Sun contest will be played at the newly renovated Swisher Gymnasium. Fans can listen to the action live with Tom James on the call through FGCUAthletics.com.
February 17, 2014
FGCU Athletics continues to epitomize what embodies a student-athlete as the Eagles extended their outstanding performance in the classroom with a record-tying 3.31 semester GPA and record-breaking 3.33 cumulative GPA for the fall of 2013.
February 15, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Led by strong defensive execution, the FGCU women's basketball team defeated Kennesaw State 76-42 in front of a season-high crowd of 2,004 Saturday night at Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles improve to 18-7 on the season with a 12-1 mark in Atlantic Sun action, while the Owls fall to 6-18 with a 4-9 conference record.
February 14, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Fresh off its strongest offensive production of the season, the FGCU women's basketball team will continue Atlantic Sun action on Saturday evening as the team hosts Kennesaw State University in a 7 p.m. tilt. The game can be viewed live and free of charge on ESPN3 with David Moulton and J. Webb Horton on the call.
February 13, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With the team's strongest offensive performance of the season, the FGCU women's basketball team earned a 99-57 win over Mercer University Thursday night at Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles improve to 17-7 on the season with an 11-1 mark in Atlantic Sun action, while the Bears drop to 12-11 overall and 5-7 in league play.
February 12, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After playing six-of-nine games on the road, the FGCU women's basketball team will return to the friendly confines of Alico Arena to host Mercer University on Thursday night. The Atlantic Sun contest is slated for 7 p.m. and can be viewed live and free of charge on ESPN3 with David Moulton and J. Webb Horton on the air.
February 10, 2014
With the Atlantic Sun Conference season starting to wind down for the men's and women's basketball teams, Eagles Club members and fans will have an opportunity to attend and listen to the final FGCU Coaches Show of the year on Tuesday night, Feb. 11, as head men's coach Joe Dooley and head women's coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Bill Banfield starting at 5:30 p.m.
February 08, 2014
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Backed by a season-high 26 points from Sarah Hansen, the FGCU women's basketball team earned its 10th Atlantic Sun win of the season with a 76-69 victory over USC Upstate Saturday afternoon at the Hodge Center. The Eagles improve to 16-7 on the season and 10-1 in conference play with the win, while the Spartans fall to 11-11 and 6-5 in A-Sun action.
February 07, 2014
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The FGCU women's basketball team will conclude a four-game road trip with a Saturday afternoon contest at USC Upstate. The contest at the Hodge Center is slated for 2 p.m. and will be available live and free of charge on ESPN3 with Jason Patterson calling the play-by-play and Michael Keel as color commentator.
February 06, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Backed by four double-digit scorers, the FGCU women's basketball team defeated East Tennessee State University 70-45 Thursday night at the MHSA Center. With the win, the Eagles improve to 15-7 on the season with an 9-1 mark in Atlantic Sun action, while the Bucs fall to 7-14 and 3-7 in league play.
February 05, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- After snapping a 44-game win streak in Atlantic Sun action, the FGCU women's basketball team will look to get back on track as it begins the second half of the conference season Thursday night at East Tennessee State University. Tipoff at the MSHA Athletic Center is slated for 7 p.m.
February 03, 2014
FGCU Athletics has named women's basketball player Jenna Cobb and men's basketball player Nate Hicks as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of January.
February 01, 2014
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- The FGCU women's basketball team's nation-high 44-game Atlantic Sun win streak was halted Saturday night at The Bank of Kentucky Center as the Eagles were defeated 63-43 by Northern Kentucky University. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 14-7 on the season with an 8-1 mark in conference action, while the Norse improve to 11-9 and 7-2 in league play. The Eagles maintain a first-place standing, tied with rival Stetson University.
January 31, 2014
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- As the Atlantic Sun Conference season reaches its midway point, the FGCU women's basketball team will take on Northern Kentucky University Saturday night at The Bank of Kentucky Center. Tipoff in the conference contest is slated for 7 p.m.
January 30, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After trailing by 10 points late in the first half, the FGCU women's basketball team produced a 30-point turnaround to earn an 85-67 victory over Lipscomb Thursday night at Allen Arena. With the win, the Eagles remain undefeated with a record of 8-0 in Atlantic Sun action and hold a 14-6 overall mark. The Lady Bison fall to 3-16 overall and 0-8 in conference play.
January 29, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With four-straight road games on tap, the FGCU women's basketball team will travel to Music City to begin the road swing as they take on the Lady Bison of Lipscomb University Thursday night. The conference matchup is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST and can be watched live and free of charge on ESPN3.
January 25, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's basketball team held the University of North Florida to just 34 points and in turn earned a 54-34 victory on Saturday night at Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles improve to 13-6 with a 7-0 mark in Atlantic Sun play and remain atop the league standings. The Ospreys fall to 5-13 overall and 1-6 in conference play.
January 24, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With sole possession of first place in Atlantic Sun action, the FGCU women's basketball team will host The University of North Florida Saturday night at Alico Arena. The conference contest is slated for 7 p.m. and can be viewed live and free of charge on ESPN3. As always, David Moulton and J. Webb Horton will be on the air for the Eagles.
January 23, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Sparked by 16 points from Whitney Knight, the FGCU women's basketball team produced an 18-point run in the first half en route to a 56-49 victory over Jacksonville on Thursday night at Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles remain atop the Atlantic Sun standings with an undefeated record of 6-0 and move to 12-6 overall, while the Dolphins suffer their first league loss and fall to 8-9 on the season.
January 22, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- As Atlantic Sun action heats up, FGCU women's basketball Head Coach Karl Smesko will appear as a guest on two radio shows this week. Smesko will join Thom Abraham of The Thom Abraham Show Thursday morning on 1240 The Fan in the Southwest Florida area and will be a guest on the Atlantic Sun Insider segment on Fox Sports 1670 in Macon, Ga. on Friday.
January 22, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With a perfect mark of 5-0 in Atlantic Sun action, the FGCU women's basketball team will host Jacksonville University -- the league's only other undefeated team -- Thursday night at Alico Arena. Tipoff in the battle of the unbeaten is scheduled for 7 p.m. and can be viewed live and free of charge on ESPN3 with David Moulton and J. Webb Horton on the call.
January 18, 2014
MACON, Ga. -- Backed by 13 team 3-pointers and 18 points from sophomore Whitney Knight, the FGCU women's basketball team defeated Mercer University 69-57 Saturday afternoon at Hawkins Arena. With the win, the Eagles improve to 11-6 on the season with a perfect 5-0 mark in Atlantic Sun play. The Bears fall to 9-8 on the year with a 2-4 conference record.
January 17, 2014
MACON, Ga. -- The FGCU women's basketball team will look to remain undefeated in Atlantic Sun Conference play as the Eagles face Mercer University on Saturday, Jan. 18. The contest at Hawkins Arena is scheduled for 3 p.m. and can be viewed live on ASun.TV.
January 16, 2014
KENNESAW, Ga. -- Despite a second-half surge by Kennesaw State, the FGCU women's basketball team picked up its fourth double-digit Atlantic Sun win Thursday night at the KSU Convocation Center. With a 69-55 victory, the Eagles improve to 10-6 on the season. The team begins conference play with a perfect 4-0 record for the fifth-consecutive year, while the Owls fall to 4-12 on the year and 2-3 in the A-Sun.
January 15, 2014
KENNESAW, Ga. -- With a 3-0 Atlantic Sun record, the FGCU women's basketball team will travel to Kennesaw State University on Thursday, Jan. 16 to begin the road portion of the conference slate. Tipoff at the KSU Convocation Center is slated for 7 p.m. The game will be available live and free of charge on ESPN3.
January 11, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With four double-digit scorers and a season-high team rebounding effort, the FGCU women’s basketball team defeated USC Upstate 72-45 Saturday night at Alico Arena to remain undefeated in Atlantic Sun play. With the win the Eagles improve to 9-6 on the year with a 3-0 conference record, while the Spartans fall to 6-9 and 1-3 in league play.
January 10, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After five-straight games in the friendly confines of Alico Arena, the FGCU women's basketball team will finish the three-week home stand against USC Upstate on Saturday night. Tipoff in the Atlantic Sun contest is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game can be viewed live and free of charge on ESPN3 with David Moulton and J. Webb Horton on the air.
January 09, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Led by double-digit scoring performances from four separate players, the FGCU women's basketball team defeated ETSU 73-58 Thursday night at Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles improve to 2-0 in Atlantic Sun action and 8-6 on the season, while the Bucs fall to 5-9 on the year and 1-2 in conference play. The win extends the Eagles’ conference win streak to 38 games and improves the team’s overall conference record at home to 57-1 all time.
January 08, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's basketball team will look to begin Atlantic Sun Conference play with a 2-0 mark as they welcome East Tennessee State University to Alico Arena on Thursday night. Tipoff in the midweek matchup is slated for 7 p.m. The game can be viewed live and free of charge on ESPN3 with David Moulton and J. Webb Horton on the call.
January 06, 2014
FGCU Athletics has named women's basketball player Stephanie Haas (Avon Lake, Ohio/Magnificat High School) and swimmer Karen Vilorio (Tegucigalpa, Honduras/Elvel School) as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of December.
January 04, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After trailing by as many as 10 points in the first half, the FGCU women's basketball team outscored Stetson University 44-21 in the second half to defeat the Hatters 72-56 Saturday night at Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles improve to 7-6 on the season and begin Atlantic Sun play with a record of 1-0. The Hatters start A-Sun play with a mark of 0-1 for the first time since 2010 and fall to 8-5 on the year.
January 03, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In a rematch of the 2013 Atlantic Sun Championship, the FGCU women's basketball team will take on Stetson University on Saturday, Jan. 4 to begin conference action. Tipoff at Alico Arena is slated for 7 p.m. With David Moulton and J. Webb Horton on the air, the game can be watched live and free of charge on ESPN3.
December 30, 2013
MACON, Ga. – After leading all scorers on Sunday with 28 points against Atlantic 10 power Saint Joseph's University, senior Sarah Hansen has earned her first Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award of the 2013-14 season.
December 29, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Despite strong second-half shooting and a season-high 28 points by senior Sarah Hansen, the FGCU women's basketball team fell 76-64 at the hands of Saint Joseph’s University Sunday night at Alico Arena. With the loss, the Eagles finish nonconference action with a record of 6-6, while the Hawks of the Atlantic 10 improve to 10-2 on the year.
December 28, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With Atlantic Sun Conference action looming, the FGCU women's basketball team will conclude nonconference action on Sunday, Dec. 29 when they host Saint Joseph's University at Alico Arena. Tipoff against the Atlantic-10 power is set for 6 p.m.
December 21, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's basketball team witnessed as The University of Virginia successfully converted 11-of-17 3-point shots at Alico Arena Saturday night. The Eagles could not stifle the Cavalier offense and ultimately fell, 85-56. With the loss, the Green and Blue drops to 6-5 on the season, while UVA improves to 5-6.
December 21, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Backed by double-double performances from Sarah Hansen and Whitney Knight, the FGCU women's basketball team defeated Saint Francis University 75-68 Friday night at Alico Arena as part of the 2013 Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites Classic. With the win, the Eagles improve to 6-4 on the season and maintain a perfect 4-0 mark at home, while the Red Flash fall to 2-7.
December 20, 2013
FGCU Athletics raised a gross figure of $377,000 thanks to generous support of the FGCU community. The Athletics department extends its most sincere thank you to all the volunteers and supporters that made this event such a huge success.
December 20, 2013
At home men's and women's basketball games during the 2013-14 season, FGCU Athletics will have boxes placed at the main entrance of Alico Arena to accept food donations from the public to go towards supporting the FGCU Food Pantry and the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
December 19, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women's basketball team will return to Alico Arena to host the 2013 Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites Classic Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21. The Eagles will welcome Tulane, Saint Francis University and the University of Virginia for the two-day event.
December 19, 2013
Calling all A-Sun fans to participate in the Second Annual Basketball Program Cover Design Contest!
December 17, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Despite strong second-half shooting and an increase in intensity, the FGCU women's basketball team dropped a 69-46 loss to no. 12 LSU Tuesday night at the Maravich Center. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 5-4 on the season, while the Tigers improve to 9-1 overall.
December 16, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. -- After nearly a two-week hiatus, the FGCU women's basketball team will return to competition at no. 13 LSU on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Tipoff at the Maravich Center in Baton Rouge, La. is slated for 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The game will be broadcast live on Louisiana Cox Sports TV.
December 10, 2013
Nearing the end of the non-conference schedules for the men's and women's basketball teams, Eagles Club members and fans will have an opportunity to attend and listen to the second FGCU Coaches Show of the year on Wednesday night as head men's coach Joe Dooley and head women's coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Bill Banfield starting at 5:30 p.m.
December 04, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Behind a strong second-half comeback, the FGCU women's basketball team defeated in-state foe USF 60-55 Wednesday night in the team's return to Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles improve to 5-3 on the season, while the Bulls of the American Athletic Conference drop to 4-3.
December 04, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- As the 2013-14 women's basketball season continues, FGCU senior captain Sarah Hansen has again been recognized as one of the nation’s top student-athletes. Hansen was named as one of 52 NCAA Division I nominees for the 2014 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team, as announced by the national organization this week.
December 03, 2013
The FGCU Athletics Development Office is pleased to announce that the 4th Annual "Night at the Nest" gala that will be held this coming Sunday, Dec. 8, at Alico Arena is sold out.
December 03, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After a four-game road swing that included three games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the FGCU women's basketball team will return to The Nest to host in-state foe USF on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Tipoff at Alico Arena is slated for 7 p.m. and can be viewed live on ASun.TV.
November 29, 2013
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- In the final game of the 2013 Hardwood Tournament of Hope, the FGCU women's basketball team defeated South Dakota State 84-59 Friday afternoon at the Puerto Vallarta Convention Center. With the win, the Eagles snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 4-3 on the season, while the Jack Rabbits fall to 4-4.
November 27, 2013
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- In a matchup with one of the nation's most storied women's basketball programs, the FGCU women’s basketball team fell to Stanford, 83-59, Wednesday evening at the Puerto Vallarta Convention Center. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 3-3 on the season, while No. 6 Stanford improves to 6-1.
November 27, 2013
The following is a look inside the FGCU women's basketball program, its program success and its big matchup this afternoon. Written by Mechelle Voepel, it originally appeared on ESPN.com Tuesday, Nov. 26.
November 26, 2013
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- In the first game of the highly-competitive Hardwood Tournament of Hope, the FGCU women's basketball team fell to Texas Christian University, 68-47 at the Puerto Vallarta Convention Center Tuesday night. With their second-consecutive loss, the Eagles fall to 3-2 on the season, while the Horned Frogs improve to 4-1.
November 25, 2013
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- In a field of strong competition, the FGCU women's basketball team will play three games this week at the 2013 Hardwood Tournament of Hope in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The Eagles will face TCU, Stanford and South Dakota State at the Puerto Vallarta Convention Center.
November 24, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- In a back-and-forth battle at the Reed Green Coliseum, the FGCU women's basketball team fell to the University of Southern Mississippi, 76-74. The Eagles suffer their first loss of the season at the hands of the Golden Eagles and move to 3-1 on the year, while USM improves to 4-1.
November 22, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- With a record of 3-0 for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign, the FGCU women's basketball team will look to move to 4-0 as it hits the road for a four-game stretch. The Eagles will begin the trip with a 7 p.m. tipoff against The University of Southern Mississippi at Reed Green Coliseum on Saturday.
November 20, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Despite a push from Charlotte in the final minutes of the game, the FGCU women's basketball team picked up its third-consecutive triumph with a 78-73 victory Wednesday night at Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles improve to 3-0 for the first time since the 2010-11 season. The 49ers fall to 1-3.
November 20, 2013
With the 2013-14 FGCU men's and women's basketball seasons just underway, Eagles Club members and fans will have an opportunity to attend and listen to the first FGCU Coaches Show of the year on Thursday night as head men's coach Joe Dooley and head women's coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Bill Banfield starting at 5:30 p.m.
November 19, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After an eight-day hiatus, the FGCU women's basketball team will continue the 2013-14 slate with a home contest against Charlotte on Wednesday night. Tipoff at Alico Arena is slated for 7 p.m.
November 13, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- FGCU women's basketball Head Coach Karl Smesko announced the signing of Tayler Goodall on Wednesday. Goodall will join the Eagles for the 2014-15 academic year.
November 12, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's basketball team extended its program record in home openers to 11-1 with a 71-38 rout of Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday night at Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles improve to 2-0 on the season, while the Wildcats drop to 0-2.
November 11, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's basketball team will open the 2013-14 home slate on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The Eagles will host the Lady Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman in a 7 p.m. tipoff at Alico Arena.
November 08, 2013
MIAMI, Fla. -- In the opening contest of the 2013-14 season, the FGCU women's basketball team earned a convincing 75-55 victory over FIU at U.S. Century Bank Arena Friday night. With the win on the newly unveiled Lime Court, the Eagles begin the season at 1-0 and move to 9-3 in season-opening games all-time. The Panthers fall to 0-1 to start the year.
November 07, 2013
MIAMI, Fla. -- After months of anticipation, the FGCU women's basketball team will open the 2013-14 season at FIU on Friday, Nov. 8. Tipoff at the U.S. Century Bank Arena is slated for 6 p.m.
November 02, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With one week remaining before the 2013-14 season begins, the FGCU women's basketball team learned Friday that sophomore transfer Kaneisha Atwater (Fort Pierce, Fla./Fort Pierce Westwood High School) has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA.
October 30, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- With the 2013-14 women's basketball season quickly approaching, FGCU senior standout Sarah Hansen has been recognized as one of the nation's top student-athletes. Hansen was named as one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award, as announced by the national organization on Wednesday.
October 24, 2013
The FGCU Department of Athletics has announced the promotion of Denise Da Silveira to Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Sales, as appointed by Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh this week.
October 24, 2013
FGCU basketball fans of all ages will have an early look at the 2013-14 men's and women's basketball teams and also do some Trick-or-Treating with members of the squads when the athletic department hosts its family-friendly third-annual Hoops & Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 4-6 p.m. in Alico Arena.
October 23, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's basketball team earned the No. 10 position on the CollegeInsider.com Women’s Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, as announced on Wednesday.
October 23, 2013
Fans of both the FGCU men's and women's basketball teams will have their chance to ask questions of the defending Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament champions and A-Sun regular-season champions Wednesday, Oct. 23, as part of the league's Social Media Day live on ASun.TV.
October 18, 2013
MATEJKI, Poland -- FGCU women's basketball alumna Joyce Iamstrong ’13 (Chicago, Ill./Thorton Fractional South High School) has signed a professional contract joined the Energa Torun Basketball Club of Poland this week. Iamstrong will continue her basketball career in the PLKK, the premier women’s basketball league in Poland. The PLKK is one of four leagues granted an automatic position in the women’s Euroleague, the highest level of competition in Europe.
October 17, 2013
MACON, Ga. -- On the heels of two perfect Atlantic Sun seasons, the FGCU women's basketball team has been predicted to continue its success as the preseason favorite in both the Atlantic Sun Conference Preseason Coaches Poll and the A-Sun Media poll, as announced by the league office Thursday. Individually, senior Sarah Hansen was chosen to repeat as Conference Player of the Year and was a unanimous choice for the Preseason All-Atlantic Sun Team, while redshirt sophomore Whitney Knight was also named to the Preseason All-Conference Team.
October 15, 2013
MACON, Ga. -- In partnership with the Atlantic Sun Conference and ESPN, the FGCU women's basketball team has announced that 18 of its games will be broadcast live on ESPN3 during the 2013-14 season. Fans will be able to view each of the team's 15 home games as well as three A-Sun away contests.
October 07, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- As the 2013-14 season approaches, the FGCU women's basketball team has earned its first set of preseason accolades. Senior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane High School) has been named the College Sports Madness Atlantic Sun Conference Preseason Player of the Year, while head coach Karl Smesko has earned the title of Preseason Coach of the Year.
October 01, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Club Advisory Board has announced the creation of the Naples Advisory Committee (NAC) in order to reach a larger audience and stretch awareness and support for FGCU Athletics.
September 20, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Florida Gulf Coast University women's basketball team spent time on Sunday, Sept. 15 volunteering at the Harry Chapin Food Bank in an effort to help end hunger in Southwest Florida. It was the second-consecutive year that the team joined the Harry Chapin Food Bank to help.
September 20, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University Department of Athletics has announced the addition of Jamie Church to the athletics communication staff, as released by Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh.
September 16, 2013
Coming off the most successful year in FGCU basketball history, fans will have an expanded opportunity to become season ticket holders and witness first-hand one of the most exciting, unique brands of college basketball anywhere in the country.
September 09, 2013
SAARLOUIS, Germany – Florida Gulf Coast University women's basketball alumna Brittany Kennedy '13 has signed a professional contract with the Saarlouis Royals. Kennedy will continue her basketball career in the DBBL, Germany’s highest level of competition for women.
August 22, 2013
Following a 2012-13 season in which the FGCU men's basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 and the women's basketball team qualified for its record-setting sixth straight postseason, the Athletic Department has named recently graduated Sherwood Brown and redshirt senior Sarah Hansen its recipients of the 2012-13 Most Outstanding Male & Female Student-Athlete awards.
August 20, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Coming off an NCAA record-setting 2012-13 season, the FGCU women's basketball team announced its complete 2013-14 non-conference schedule Tuesday, a slate that includes eight games against teams that played in last year's postseason.
August 19, 2013
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August 16, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With the 2013-14 year about to commence, FGCU student-athletes will look to build off a record-setting academic performance during the 2012-13 year in which they posted a 3.31 term GPA for the Spring Semester and 3.29 cumulative GPA.
August 16, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Kaneisha Atwater, who played last year at VCU, has transferred into the FGCU women's basketball program, head coach Karl Smesko announced Friday. A native of Fort Pierce, Fla., Atwater averaged 6.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in 30 appearances...
July 18, 2013
The FGCU women's basketball added to its solid 2012-13 campaign on Thursday, this time for its efforts in the classroom as the 15-member squad’s cumulative 3.621 grade-point average (GPA) landed the Eagles fourth on the final 2013 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division I Top 25 Team Honor Roll. The Green and Blue finished ninth in the 2012 WBCA Top 25 Team Honor Roll.
June 22, 2013
Florida Gulf Coast University head women's basketball coach Karl Smesko has announced that Randa Payne (Mansfield, Ohio/Mansfield St. Peter's HS) will join the Eagle program for the 2013-14 academic year.
May 30, 2013
FGCU men's and women's basketball season tickets are selling fast and the FGCU athletic department announced the final winner of its month-long drawing that is part of its renewal incentive program.