McNally Nabs A-Sun Player of the Week Honor
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Sophomore Adrianne McNally earned her first career A-Sun Player of the Week Honor on Wednesday.
Sophomore Adrianne McNally earned her first career A-Sun Player of the Week Honor on Wednesday.

MACON, Ga. – Florida Gulf Coast forward Adrianne McNally powered the Eagles to a perfect 2-0 week and the championship trophy at the FGCU Holiday Classic. The forward averaged 19.5 points in the two tournament games, en route to earning MVP honors for the weekend, and notched her first career Player of the Week honor the conference office announced Wednesday.

The Howell, Mich. native scored a career-high 20 points and five Eagles scored in double-figures as FGCU defeated Texas Pan-American 74-40 to advance to the Championship Game of the FGCU Holiday Classic. McNally drained 5-of-7 shots from long-range and also registered two rebounds and two steals to go along with her game-high 20 points.

In the championship game, McNally drained 6-of-11 shots from the field, shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe and registered six rebounds and four assists to go along with her game-high 19 points as the Eagles defeated Memphis 71-49 in Alico Arena.

For the tourney, the sophomore averaged 19.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and one steal. She also shot 59.1 percent (13-of-22) from the field, 60 percent (6-of-10) from long-distance and was perfect from the free throw line (7-of-7).

The Atlantic Sun Conference is a 12-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Gardner-Webb University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.