Final Winner of FGCU Basketball Season Ticket Incentive Program Announced
Thursday, May 30, 2013 | by Patrick Pierson (@Pierson_SID)
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FGCU was a combined 28-3 on Alico Arena court in 2012-13. (Photo by J. Meric)
FGCU was a combined 28-3 on Alico Arena court in 2012-13. (Photo by J. Meric)

DUNK CITY, Fla. – 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.

In appreciation for its loyal early bird season ticket purchases, FGCU held a weekly drawing during the month of May. In the final drawing of the month, Jim Reutter won autographed basketballs by the 2013-14 men’s and women’s programs. A complete listing of the monthly winners is below.

The 2012-13 campaign was a historic season for FGCU, as its men’s and women’s basketball programs combined for 53 wins, the ninth-best total in the nation. The Eagles joined elite programs such as Duke, Louisville and Gonzaga last season as the only schools to win at least 26 games in both the men’s (26-11) and women’s (27-7) side.

Current season ticket holders who haven’t renewed for 2013-14 still have until Friday, June 28th at 5 p.m. to purchase their ticket(s) at the upgraded 2013-14 prices before their seats are released. Fans interested in purchasing new season tickets can place a $50 non-refundable deposit to get on a Priority List. The ticket office will contact the Priority List during the week of July 15th to reserve specific seats. Seat location priority will be determined on a first-come, first-served manner, based on giving levels to the Eagles Club. In addition, certain priority locations now require a minimum Eagles Club donation. Also, due to demand, additional reserved sections have been created for the upcoming year.

Combined season tickets for both the men’s and women’s teams are available again for a combined 50 percent discount. Season tickets for either the men’s and women’s program range from $112-$332, while a combined season ticket (both teams) ranges from $169-$499 depending on the seat location and whether or not an individual is a renewal or new purchaser.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Alico Arena ticket office or by phone at 239-590-7145. The FGCU ticket office is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Fans can also renew online or place the $50 deposit online at www.FGCUATHLETICS.com/Tickets.

FGCU SEASON TICKET RENEWAL PROGRAM WINNERS
Jack Long – Reserved parking pass for Alico Arena for the 2013-14 season
Patricia Scott – Suite for a men’s or women’s game at Alico Arena on a mutually agreed upon date
Bernard Bopp – Two (2) tickets to the 2014 men’s & women’s basketball postseason banquets
Jim Reutter – Autographed basketballs by the 2013-14 men’s & women’s basketball programs

On the men’s side, FGCU won 14 of its last 17 games to finish with a program Division I record 26 wins. The Eagles used a 13-5 A-Sun record in the regular season to earn the No. 2 seed in the conference postseason tournament before posting three consecutive double-digit wins en route to the A-Sun title and automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament in just its second year of postseason eligibility. FGCU became the first No. 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history to advance to the Sweet 16 and the first team since the 1987 Florida squad to win its first two tournament games. The Eagles opened with a second round win over No. 2 seed Georgetown and followed with a win over No. 7 seed San Diego State in the third round to earn a trip to Dallas Cowboys Stadium for the South Region semifinals.

On the women’s side, FGCU became the first school to go undefeated in A-Sun play in back-to-back seasons, finishing the season with the most victories (27) of the 13 Division I institutions in the state of Florida and captured the program’s third consecutive A-Sun Regular Season crown (fourth in the last five years). FGCU secured the ninth-straight 21+ win in program history and participated in their sixth consecutive Division I postseason tournament (WNIT). Leading the nation and the Atlantic Sun in three-point field goals per game (9.4), for the second year in a row, the FGCU women’s basketball team ranked in the top 40 in the country in 13 different statistical categories in the final NCAA rankings.