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Hansen Named Full Court Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mention
Monday, April 08, 2013 | by Mike Hill (@Mike_Hill84)
Photo Credit: Linwood Ferguson
Photo Credit: Linwood Ferguson

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The postseason awards continue to roll in for redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) as she earned Full Court Mid-Major All-American honorable mention honors, for the second consecutive season, as announced by the website Saturday (April 6) morning.

Hansen’s All-American honorable mention status adds to her lengthy list of postseason awards, which includes College Sports Madness and Atlantic Sun Player of the Year honors, College Sports Madness and A-Sun first team all-conference, A-Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Capital One Academic All-America second team and College Sports Madness All-Mid Major first team.

The awards continue to solidify Hansen as one of the most decorated players in the history of FGCU women's basketball and the Atlantic Sun Conference. The McKean, Pa. native was one of two A-Sun Conference representatives to receive an honor from Full Court, as Stetson’s Victoria McGowan also earned an honorable mention selection.

The first student-athlete in FGCU history to earn Capital One Academic All-American status, Hansen posted team-highs of 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds to rank second and seventh, respectively in the A-Sun. Hansen finished in double figures a team-best 31 times, reaching the 20-point mark on nine occasions and recording eight double-doubles, capped by a 12 point, 11 rebound performance against Winthrop in the first round of the WNIT (Mar. 21).

Hansen wrapped up her third season in Green and Blue and sits as one of two players in program history to have recorded 1,400 points and 600 rebounds (Adrienne McNally; 2006-10). With one year of eligibility remaining, she currently ranks first in FGCU history with 1,439 points, while also ranking second in total rebounds (644), steals (185) and offensive rebounds (238), third in defensive rebounds (406) and ninth in assists (186).

The Eagles (27-7), who nailed a NCAA Division I record 22 three-pointers at ETSU (Jan. 12), finished the 2012-13 campaign as the nation’s leader in three point field goals made per game (9.4) for the second consecutive season. FGCU, the first school to go undefeated in A-Sun play in back-to-back seasons, finished 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).

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Full Court Mid-Major All-Americans

Player of the Year:
Elena Delle Donne, Delaware

First Team
Niveen Rasheed, Princeton
Crystal Bradford, Central Michigan
Kevi Luper, Oral Roberts
Ki-Ki Moore, Fresno State
Chelsea Hopkins, San Diego State

Second Team
Keiara Avant, Hampton
Jennifer Hailey, Charlotte
Devon Brown, Liberty
Ebony Rowe, Middle Tennessee State

Third Team
Keena Mays, SMU
Rachel Tecca, Akron
Jerica Coley, Florida International
Chatilla van Grinsven, St. Joseph's
Sam McKay, Dayton

Honorable Mention
Sophia Aleksandrivicius, Davidson
Chantell Alford, Boston University
Katie Baker, Montana
Alyssa Bennett, Hampton
Brandi Brown, Youngstown State
Shareta Brown, Detroit
Heather Butler, UT-Martin
Courtney Clements, San Diego State
Saadia Doyle, Howard
Chastity Gooch, Western Kentucky
Sarah Hansen, FGCU
Megan Hebert, Central Arkansas
Ebone Henry, Albany
Tarik Hislop, James Madison
Andrea Hoover, Dayton
Amanda Hyde, IPFW
Kortni Jones, MTSU
Taelor Karr, Gonzaga
Jessica Kuster, Rice
Kalis Loyd, Lamar
Britni Martin, Sam Houston State
Damika Martinez, Iona
Dequesha McClanahan, Winthrop
Victoria McGowan, Stetson
Hollie Mershon, Drexel
Kelsey Minato, Army
Mo Moran, Boston University
Cheyenne Parker, High Point
Lauren Polansky, Princeton
Adrian Ritchie, Green Bay
Molly Schlemer, Cal Poly
D’shara Strange, Northern Colorado
Kacie Sowell, Seattle
Latia Williams, Prairie View A&M