2010-11 Women's Basketball News
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April 08, 2011
Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball junior Courtney Chihil (Tipp City, Ohio/Alter HS) has been named to the Division I-AAA Women's Scholar-Athlete Team.
April 07, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 10 spot in the final CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll of the 2010-11 season.
March 31, 2011
Season tickets for the 2011-12 FGCU men's and women's basketball season went on sale Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at the FGCU ticket office. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Alico Arena ticket office or by phone at 239-590-7145.
March 22, 2011
Junior Courtney Chihil (Tipp City, Ohio/Alter HS) scored a game-high 19 points to lead three FGCU players in double figures, as the FGCU women's basketball team dropped a highly competitive game to SEC foe Florida, 74-69, in front of a Alico Arena record crowd of 4,543 in the second round of the WNIT on Monday night.
March 20, 2011
The A-Sun regular season champion FGCU women's basketball team returns to the court on Monday, March 21 to host the Gators of Florida in a WNIT second round matchup. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m., with the winner of the game taking on Charlotte in the third round.
March 20, 2011
Tickets for Monday night's second round WNIT game at Alico Arena between FGCU and SEC foe Florida went on sale after Friday night's 73-67 win over Drexel and will be available all weekend. Gametime on Monday is set for 7:05 p.m.
March 18, 2011
Junior Nicoya Jackson (Houston, Texas/Cypress Springs HS/Southwestern Christian) scored a team-high 17 points off the bench as the FGCU women's basketball team defeated Drexel, 73-67, in front of 3,002 fans on Friday night at Alico Arena to advance to the second round of the WNIT and extend their home winning streak to 42 games
March 17, 2011
The A-Sun regular season champion FGCU women's basketball team returns to the court for the first time since winning the Hilton Garden Inn FGCU Classic on March 6 to host the Drexel Dragons in a WNIT first round matchup. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m., with the winner of the game taking on the winner of Florida/UMBC contest in the second round.
March 16, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team grabbed the No. 8 spot in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll. This marks the second consecutive week the Blue and Green have been ranked No. 8.
March 15, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team will face the Drexel Dragons from the Colonial Athletic Association in the first round of the 2011 Women's National Invitational Tournament on Friday, March 18 at Alico Arena. Tip-off for the game is set for 7:05 p.m.
March 14, 2011
Fans can join the FGCU women's basketball team at Beef ‘O'Brady's in Estero on Monday night (March 14) to celebrate their fourth consecutive automatic bid to the Women's National Invitational tournament and second Atlantic Sun regular season title.
March 11, 2011
Florida Gulf Coast University was one of 33 winners in the NCAA Division I "Pack the House" Challenge. FGCU hosted a program regular season record 2,921 fans at its women's basketball game versus ETSU on Feb. 7 at Alico Arena in the A-Sun/CSS Game of the Week.
March 10, 2011
FGCU Athletics will sponsor a fan bus to the WNIT for the first round game if the Eagles do not host and the game is played within the state. The bus will leave the morning of the game from the Alico Arena parking lot and will return to Fort Myers immediately after the game.
March 09, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team dropped from the No. 6 spot to the No. 8 position in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll.
March 06, 2011
Redshirt-freshman Sarah Hansen scored a career-high 27 and picked up tournament MVP honors as the FGCU women's basketball team defeated SIU Edwardsville, 73-68, in the final game of the Hilton Garden Inn FGCU Classic on Sunday night at Alico Arena.
March 05, 2011
Five Eagles scored in double figures as the FGCU women's basketball team drained 19 three-pointers in a 92-44 win over Longwood on ‘Senior Day' in front of 1,349 fans on Saturday night at Alico Arena.
March 04, 2011
Three Eagles scored in double figures and the FGCU women's basketball team drained 14 three-pointers en route to an 87-63 win over Seattle in front of 1,652 fans on Friday night at Alico Arena.
March 03, 2011
The FGCU women's basketball team returns to the court to this weekend to host the three-day Hilton Garden Inn FGCU Classic beginning on Friday, March 4. The Eagles play Seattle (7:30 p.m.) on Friday before facing Longwood (7:30 p.m.) on Saturday. FGCU closes out the classic against SIU Edwardsville at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday.
March 03, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team remained in the No. 6 position in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll.
March 01, 2011
After winning the Atlantic Sun regular season championship for the second time in four years, the FGCU women's basketball team earned a few more honors on Tuesday. The conference announced their postseason honors and awards, with FGCU taking home four awards.
March 01, 2011
Four Eagles scored in double figures, but Chelsea McMillan's triple with four seconds remaining in the game lifted USC Upstate to a 75-74 victory over the FGCU women's basketball on Monday night at the Hodge Center.
February 28, 2011
After leading the Eagles to 2-0 record and clinching the Atlantic Sun regular season crown last week, redshirt-freshman Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) earned A-Sun Newcomer of the Week honors, for the third time this season, the conference office announced on Monday.
February 28, 2011
The A-Sun regular season champion FGCU women's basketball team will close out the 2010-11 regular season Monday evening when it takes on the USC Upstate Spartans at 5 p.m. in the Hodge Center.
February 27, 2011
Five Eagles scored in double figures as the FGCU women's basketball team defeated UNF, 70-54, in front of 1,604 fans on Saturday night at Alico Arena to extend their home winning streak, which is the third longest in the nation behind UConn and Stanford, to 38 games.
February 25, 2011
Fresh off of clinching the Atlantic Sun regular season crown, the Eagles wrapup four-game A-Sun home stand when they host the Ospreys of UNF at Alico Arena on Feb. 26. The Blue and Green, who are 5-2 all-time vs. the Ospreys, look to extend their home winning streak to 38 games.
February 24, 2011
Senior Shannon Murphy (Brighton, Mich./Brighton HS) scored a game-high 21 points as the FGCU women's basketball team defeated Jacksonville, 64-59, to clinch their second Atlantic Sun regular season crown and earn their fourth consecutive WNIT bid.
February 24, 2011
Just one win away from clinching a share of the A-Sun Regular Season crown, the Eagles play the third game of their four-game A-Sun home stand when they host Jacksonville at Alico Arena on Feb. 24. The Blue and Green, who are one of eight Division I programs with two or fewer losses, look to extend their home winning streak to 37 games.
February 23, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team dropped three spots to the No. 6 position in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Blue and Green ranked No. 3 last week and have grabbed a spot in the top three on 10 occasions during the 2010-11 campaign.
February 22, 2011
Junior Nicoya Jackson (Houston, Texas/Cypress Springs HS/Southwestern Christian) led the Eagles to a pair of wins last week, and for her performances, she claimed her first A-Sun Newcomer of the Week honor, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
February 21, 2011
Junior Kelsey Jacobson's (Barnesville, Minn./Moorhead HS) three-pointer from the left wing with just one minute left in regulation pushed the FGCU women's basketball team to a hard fought 64-59 win over Stetson on Monday night at Alico Arena.
February 21, 2011
After defeating Campbell in game one of their four-game home stand, FGCU will host A-Sun foe Stetson on Monday night (5:15 p.m.). The Blue and Green defeated Campbell, 60-51, on Friday night as they held the Camels to 34.5 percent shooting from the field and just 16.7 percent from long range.
February 19, 2011
Senior Shannon Murphy (Brighton, Mich./Brighton HS) scored a team-high 14 points as the Eagles defeated Campbell, 60-51, in front of 2,348 fans at Alico Arena on Saturday night.
February 18, 2011
After a two-game road trip last week, FGCU returns to ‘The Nest' at Alico Arena for a four-game Atlantic Sun home stand, beginning with Campbell on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Blue and Green, who are 6-0 all-time vs. the Camels, look to extend their home winning streak to 35 games.
February 16, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team remained in the No. 3 spot in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Blue and Green ranked No. 3 last week and have grabbed a spot in the top three on 10 occasions during the 2010-11 campaign.
February 15, 2011
Junior Eglah Griffin (Fort Myers, Fla./Dunbar HS/Seminole CC) scored a team-high 15 points and redshirt-freshman Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) recorded a double-double as the FGCU women's basketball team was defeated by Kennesaw State, 63-52, in Atlantic Sun action at the KSU Convocation Center.
February 13, 2011
The Eagles wrapup their second-to-last Atlantic Sun road trip when they look to pick up a season sweep of the Owls of Kennesaw State at the KSU Convocation Center on Feb. 14. The Blue and Green, who are 6-1 all-time vs. the Owls, look to extend their current winning streak to eight games.
February 12, 2011
Four players scored in double figures and FGCU knocked down 10 three-pointers en route to picking up the program's eighth 20-plus win season as they defeated Mercer, 76-45, in Atlantic Sun action at the University Center.
February 11, 2011
The Eagles begin their second-to-last Atlantic Sun road trip when they look to pick up a season sweep of the Bears of Mercer at the University Center on Feb. 12. The Blue and Green, who are 7-0 all-time vs. the Bears, look to extend their current winning streak to six games.
February 09, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team jumped up to the No. 3 spot in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Blue and Green ranked No. 4 last week and have grabbed a spot in the top three on nine occasions during the 2010-11 campaign.
February 08, 2011
One of four one-loss teams remaining in Division I (UConn, Baylor, Green Bay), the FGCU women's basketball team received six votes to rank No. 33 in this week's USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll that was released on Tuesday, Feb. 8.
February 08, 2011
After leading the Eagles to an undefeated week with huge wins against conference foes USC Upstate and ETSU, junior Courtney Chihil (Tipp City, Ohio/Alter HS) earned Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honors, for the second time this season, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
February 07, 2011
All five starters scored in double figures and FGCU drained 15 three-pointers en route to an 81-65 Atlantic Sun win over ETSU in front of a program regular season record 2,921 fans at Alico Arena in the A-Sun/CSS Game of the Week.
February 07, 2011
FGCU junior guard Courtney Chihil has been named to the 2010-2011 Capital One Academic All-District 3 Women's Basketball first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
February 07, 2011
The Eagles are set to wrapup their two-game homestand when they host the Lady Bucs of ETSU in A-Sun action at Alico Arena on Feb. 7. The Blue and Green, who are 4-2 all-time vs. the Bucs, will face ETSU in a battle of the league's top two teams.
February 05, 2011
Junior Courtney Chihil (Tipp City, Ohio/Alter HS) scored a career-high and game-high 22 points as the FGCU women's basketball team defeated USC Upstate, 70-59, in Atlantic Sun action on Saturday night at Alico Arena.
February 04, 2011
The Eagles are set to begin their two-game homestand when they host the Spartans of USC Upstate in A-Sun action at Alico Arena on Feb. 5 (7:05 p.m.). The Blue and Green, who are 4-1 all-time vs. the Spartans, will face Upstate for the first time this season after their first meeting was cancelled due to weather.
February 02, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball game against ETSU on Monday, Feb. 7 at Alico Arena will mark FGCU's annual "Pink Zone" game, as well as the “Pack the House” and CSS/Atlantic Sun Game of the Week. Tip off is set for 7:05 p.m.
February 02, 2011
Fans will get another chance to watch the FGCU women's basketball team on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) when the Eagles host the reigning three-time Atlantic Sun Tournament Champs ETSU on Monday at 7:05 p.m. ET at Alico Arena.
February 02, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 4 spot in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Blue and Green ranked No. 5 last week, after spending the previous eight weeks in the top 3.
February 01, 2011
One of five one-loss teams remaining in Division I (UConn, Duke, Baylor, Green Bay), the FGCU women's basketball team received six votes to rank No. 32 in this week's USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll that was released on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
February 01, 2011
After leading the Eagles to another undefeated week with wins against conference foes Lipscomb and Belmont, redshirt-freshman Sarah Hansen (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) earned A-Sun Newcomer of the Week honors, for the second time this season, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
January 31, 2011
Redshirt-freshman Sarah Hansen (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) scored a game-high 18 points as the FGCU women's basketball team defeated Belmont, 67-50, in the Atlantic Sun Game of the Week on Monday night at the Curb Event Center.
January 31, 2011
The Eagles are set to wrapup their four-game roadtrip when they take on the Belmont Bruins in A-Sun action at Allen Arena on Jan. 29. The Blue and Green, who are 5-1 all-time vs. the Bruins, look to pick up the season sweep of Belmont.
January 30, 2011
Fans will get a chance to watch the FGCU women's basketball team on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) when the Eagles travel to Nashville, Tenn. to square off against the Belmont Bruins on Monday at 7 p.m. ET at the Curb Event Center.
January 29, 2011
Redshirt-freshman Sarah Hansen (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) scored a game-high 17 points as the FGCU women's basketball team picked up a season sweep of Lipscomb with a 62-51 Atlantic Sun win over the Bisons on Monday night.
January 28, 2011
The Eagles are set for game three of a four-game roadtrip when they head to Nashville, Tenn. to face the Lipscomb Bisons in A-Sun action at Allen Arena on Jan. 29. The Blue and Green, who are 6-0 all-time vs. the Bisons, look to pick up the season sweep of Lipscomb.
January 26, 2011
After several inches of snow in Spartanburg caused the Jan. 10 doubleheader between Florida Gulf Coast and USC Upstate to be cancelled, the Atlantic Sun announced these games will now be played on Monday, Feb. 28.
January 26, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 5 spot in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Blue and Green had spent the past eight weeks in the top 3, including last week's No. 2 ranking.
January 24, 2011
Junior Eglah Griffin scored a game-high 16 points as the FGCU women's basketball team used a solid team defensive effort to get back on the winning track with a 62-42 Atlantic Sun win over Campbell on Monday night.
January 24, 2011
The Eagles will play game two of a four-game roadtrip when they head to Buies Creek, N.C. to face the Campbell Camels in A-Sun action at the Pope Convocation Center on Jan. 24. The Blue and Green, who are 5-0 all-time vs. the Camels, look to get back to their winning ways after dropping their last contest at Stetson (1/20).
January 21, 2011
Redshirt freshman Sarah Hansen scored a game-high 16 points as the FGCU women's basketball team suffered defeat for the first time this season and had their 14-game winning streak snapped with a 70-52 Atlantic Sun loss at the hands of the Stetson Hatters at the Edmunds Center on Thursday night.
January 20, 2011
Readers of Thursday's USA Today will have a hard time missing an article about the undefeated Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team. Craig Handel's (The News-Press) article entitiled, “14-0 Florida Gulf Coast rides high-octane offense,” is situated in the middle on the fifth page of the national newspaper's sports section.
January 20, 2011
The Eagles begin a four-game roadtrip when they head to DeLand, Fla. to face the Stetson Hatters in A-Sun action at the Edmunds Center on Jan. 20. The Blue and Green, who are 5-1 all-time vs. the Hatters, look to remain undefeated in the 2010-11 campaign.
January 19, 2011
The undefeated Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 2 spot in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Blue and Green held the No. 3 spot for the past seven weeks.
January 18, 2011
One of two unbeaten teams in Division I (No. 3 Duke; 17-0), the FGCU women's basketball team received 18 votes in this week's USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll and also picked up a vote in the AP Top 25 Poll that was released on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
January 17, 2011
The FGCU women's basketball team knocked down a 2010-11 NCAA single-game high 20 three-pointers on a NCAA Division I record 55 long range attempts en route to a 87-52 Atlantic Sun win over Mercer on Monday night in front of 1,660 fans at Alico Arena.
January 16, 2011
The Eagles wrap up their two-game A-Sun homestand when they host Mercer at Alico Arena on Jan. 17. The Blue and Green, who are 6-0 all-time vs. the Bears, look to remain undefeated in the 2010-11 campaign.
January 15, 2011
Three Eagles scored in double figures and junior Eglah Griffin recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds as the FGCU women's basketball team picked up a 57-45 win over Kennesaw State at Alico Arena on Saturday night in front of 1,654 fans.
January 14, 2011
The Eagles open their two-game A-Sun homestand when they host Kennesaw State at Alico Arena on Jan. 15. The Blue and Green, who are 5-1 all-time vs. the Owls, look to remain undefeated in the 2010-11 campaign.
January 12, 2011
Currently one of two undefeated teams in the nation, the FGCU women's basketball team earned the No. 3 spot in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. FGCU came in at the No. 3 spot for the seventh consecutive week.
January 11, 2011
The FGCU women's basketball team received 16 votes in this week's USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll and also picked up one vote in the AP Top 25 Poll that was released on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
January 11, 2011
After leading the Eagles to another undefeated week with wins against conference foes Lipscomb and ETSU, senior Shannon Murphy earned A-Sun Player of the Week honors, for the second time this season, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
January 10, 2011
With several inches of snow falling overnight in Spartanburg and more snow along with ice in the forecast for Monday, the men's and women's Atlantic Sun basketball doubleheader between Florida Gulf Coast and USC Upstate has been cancelled.
January 09, 2011
The Eagles wrapup their 2-game A-Sun road trip when they face USC Upstate at the newly renovated Hodge Center. The Blue and Green, who are 4-1 all-time vs. the Spartans, will look remain undefeated in the 2010-11 campaign and avenge the 86-78 loss they suffered at Upstate at the end of the 2009-10 season (Feb. 25, 2010).
January 08, 2011
Four Eagles scored in double figures and junior Kelsey Jacobson tied her career-high with a game-high 21 points as the FGCU women's basketball team edged ETSU 77-70 at the MSHA Athletic Center on Saturday afternoon in front of 2,366 fans.
January 07, 2011
The Eagles face reigning three-time A-Sun champion ETSU Saturday, Jan. 8 at 1:30 p.m. The Blue and Green, who are 3-2 all-time vs. the Bucs, will look to remain undefeated in the 2010-11 campaign and snap the Lady Bucs' 11-game home conference winning streak.
January 05, 2011
Four Eagles scored in double figures as the FGCU women's basketball team picked up a 75-57 win over Lipscomb at Alico Arena on Wednesday night in front of 2,005 fans.
January 05, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 3 spot in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. FGCU came in at the No. 3 spot for the sixth consecutive week.
January 05, 2011
In the midst of a 10-0 start to the 2010-11 season, head coach Karl Smesko has announced that Brittany Kennedy, formerly of Oregon State University, will join the Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball program for the 2011-12 season.
January 05, 2011
FGCU will continue its Atlantic Sun Conference home schedule by hosting Lipscomb (6-6, 3-0 A-Sun) at Alico Arena on Wednesday evening. The game marks the end of the Blue and Green's four-game homestand and will put two of the three undefeated teams in A-Sun play against each other.
January 04, 2011
The FGCU women's basketball team received six votes in this week's USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll and also picked up one vote in the AP Top 25 Poll that was released on Tuesday, Jan. 4.
January 03, 2011
Five Eagles scored in double figures and junior Nicoya Jackson scored a game-high 17 points as the FGCU women's basketball team drained 13 three-pointers en route to a 79-39 win over A-Sun foe Belmont at Alico Arena on Monday night in front of 1,886 fans.
January 02, 2011
FGCU (9-0, 2-0 A-Sun) will ring in the New Year and continue its Atlantic Sun Conference home schedule by hosting Belmont (4-7, 1-1 A-Sun) at Alico Arena on Monday evening. The game marks the beginning of a busy month for the Eagles, who will play four conference games in the next eight days.
December 29, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 3 spot in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. FGCU came in at the No. 3 spot for the fifth consecutive week.
December 28, 2010
The FGCU women's basketball team received four votes in this week's USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll and also picked up one vote in the AP Top 25 Poll that was released on Tuesday, Dec. 28.
December 28, 2010
Junior Courtney Chihil led the FGCU women's basketball squad to a 73-69 win over Big Ten foe Indiana last week, and for her performance, she received a late Christmas gift and picked up her first A-Sun Player of the Week honor, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
December 21, 2010
Four Eagles scored in double figures and Courtney Chihil nearly recorded a triple-double as the FGCU women's basketball team drained 15 three-pointers en route to a 73-69 win over Big Ten foe Indiana at Alico Arena on Tuesday night in front of 2,621 fans.
December 21, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 3 spot in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. FGCU came in at the No. 3 spot for the fourth consecutive week.
December 21, 2010
The FGCU women's basketball team received three votes in this week's USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll that was released on Tuesday, Dec. 21.
December 21, 2010
Junior Sarah Whitfield (Eugene, Ore./South Eugene HS/Lane CC) led the FGCU women's basketball squad to an 86-71 win over in-state foe FIU last week, and for her performance, she claimed her first A-Sun Newcomer of the Week honor, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
December 20, 2010
Playing in their final game of 2010, the Eagles return home to Alico Arena looking to extend their 27-game home winning streak on Tuesday night when they host Indiana at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen live on ASun.TV.
December 16, 2010
The 2010-11 FGCU Women's Basketball Media Guide is now available for online viewing. Read all about the coaches, players, and history of Florida Gulf Coast basketball on FGCUAthletics.com.
December 15, 2010
Five Eagles scored in double figures as the FGCU women's basketball team drained 16 three-pointers en route to an 86-71 win over FIU at Alico Arena on Wednesday night.
December 14, 2010
The Eagles return home to Alico Arena looking to extend their 26-game home winning streak on Wednesday night when they host in-state rival FIU at 7:05 p.m. The game can be seen live on ASun.TV.
December 14, 2010
The FGCU women's basketball team received a vote in this week's USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll that was released on Tuesday, Dec. 14.
December 14, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 3 spot in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. FGCU came in at the No. 3 spot for the third consecutive week.
December 12, 2010
Three Eagles scored in double figures as the FGCU women's basketball team used a huge second half run to defeat Troy, 63-50, at Sartain Hall on Sunday afternoon.
December 11, 2010
Riding a six-game winning streak, the FGCU women's basketball team face the Troy Trojans at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT).
December 10, 2010
Riding a six-game winning streak, the FGCU women's basketball team will head to Troy, Ala. for a non-conference matchup at Troy. The Eagles (6-0, 2-0 A-Sun) and the Trojans (2-6, 0-1 Sun Belt) tip-off at 2 p.m.
December 08, 2010
ESPN.com women's basketball writer Graham Hays has placed the Eagles of head coach Karl Smesko in the No. 10 spot on his Mid-major top-10 rankings as part of his Dec. 7 blog entry.
December 08, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 3 spot in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. FGCU came in at the No. 3 spot for the second consecutive week.
December 04, 2010
Four Eagles scored in double figures and every FGCU player that saw playing time scored at least three points as the FGCU women's basketball team dominated Jacksonville en route to a convincing 98-47 win at Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday afternoon.
December 03, 2010
Riding a five-game winning streak, the FGCU women's basketball team wraps up a two-game conference roadtrip on Saturday at Jacksonville. The Eagles (5-0, 1-0 A-Sun) and the Dolphins (5-1, 1-0 A-Sun) tip-off at 1 p.m.
December 02, 2010
Freshman Sarah Hansen (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) scored a career-high 24 points as the FGCU women's basketball team picked up a 73-51 blowout win at UNF in their A-Sun opener on Thursday night.
December 01, 2010
The FGCU women's basketball team will open A-Sun conference play in Jacksonville, Fla. on Dec. 2 when they take on the Ospreys of UNF. The Eagles (4-0) and the Ospreys (1-4) tip-off at 5:30 p.m.
November 30, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 3 spot in this week's CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Eagles moved up four spots from last week's No. 7 ranking.
November 30, 2010
The FGCU men's and women's basketball teams will travel away from the friendly confines of Alico Arena for the opening weekend of Atlantic Sun play, but fans can listen live as all four games will be broadcast live on www.FGCUAthletics.com.
November 30, 2010
Senior Shannon Murphy (Brighton, Mich./Brighton HS) and freshman Sarah Hansen (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) led FGCU to a pair of big wins at the 2010 Caribbean Challenge in Cancun, Mexico last week, and for their performances, they claimed A-Sun Player and Newcomer of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
November 30, 2010
After leading the Eagles to win over ACC for Virginia Tech and 17-time Big Sky champ Montana at the 2010 Caribbean Challenge, freshman Sarah Hansen (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) was named tournament MVP, the Triple Crown Sports office announced on Tuesday.
November 27, 2010
Senior Shannon Murphy (Brighton, Mich./Brighton HS) scored a game-high 21 points as the FGCU women's basketball team defeated Montana, 68-52, on Saturday morning in their final game of the 2010 Caribbean Challenge.
November 25, 2010
Freshman Sarah Hansen (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) scored a game-high 19 points as the FGCU women's basketball team defeated ACC foe Virginia Tech, 73-65, on Thursday night in their first game of the 2010 Caribbean Challenge.
November 24, 2010
Both of FGCU's games at the Caribbean Challenge will be broadcast on the internet.
November 24, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team will face Montana instead of the Purdue Boilermakers at the Caribbean Challenge. The Eagles and Lady Griz will meet on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m. ET.
November 24, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 7 spot for the second consecutive week in the CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Eagles started the season ranked No. 14 in the preseason mid-major poll.
November 22, 2010
The FGCU women's basketball team will participate in the Caribbean Challenge Nov. 25 and 26 in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The Eagles (2-0) will face Virginia Tech on Thursday (Nov. 25) at 5 p.m. and take on Purdue on Friday (Nov. 26) at 7:30 p.m.
November 21, 2010
Kelsey Jacobson scored a game-high 17 points as the FGCU women's basketball team defeated Troy, 60-48, on Sunday afternoon at Alico Arena to extend their home winning streak to 26 games.
November 20, 2010
In her second blog entry of the season redshirt freshman Kiara Bomben talks about the team's big win over Seton Hall and about FGCU's next home game against Troy on Sunday afternoon.
November 20, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team will host its second consecutive home game when it hosts the Trojans of Troy Sunday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. in Alico Arena.
November 16, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 7 spot in the second-ever CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Eagles started the season ranked No. 14 in the preseason mid-major poll.
November 15, 2010
Florida Gulf Coast University basketball head coaches Karl Smesko and Dave Balza have joined the latest Internet craze and created Twitter accounts.
November 12, 2010
Three players for the FGCU women's basketball team scored in double figures as the Eagles defeated Seton Hall, 64-57, in the season opener for both squads on Saturday night in front of 1,963 fans at Alico Arena.
November 12, 2010
Each day from Oct. 29th through Nov. 12th, the Atlantic Sun Conference will preview the upcoming 2010-11 women's basketball season with 11 Days of Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball. Today, the A-Sun spoke with Shannon Murphy, an all-conference senior guard for the FGCU Eagles.
November 12, 2010
Florida Gulf Coast University freshman Jordan LaDuke (Flushing, Mich./Flushing HS) has left the women's basketball program for personal reasons, head coach Karl Smesko announced Friday.
November 12, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team will open its 2010-11 campaign by hosting Seton Hall Friday night at 7:05 p.m. in Alico Arena.
November 11, 2010
In her first blog of the season redshirt freshman Kiara Bomben talks about preseason practices/workouts and how anxious the Eagles are to kick-off the 2010-11 season.
November 10, 2010
FGCU Athletics has announced new three-game ticket packages that are now available to fans for the 2010-11 basketball season - a move that director of athletics Ken Kavanagh hopes will help increase attendance at Alico Arena.
November 06, 2010
The FGCU women's basketball team will hold an open scrimmage on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Alico Arena, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is FREE.
November 03, 2010
The Atlantic Sun Conference and Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) have announced that a pair of FGCU women's basketball contests will be televised during the 2010-11 campaign, which is the ninth season of a partnership between the conference and the network.
October 27, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned a spot in the first-ever CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Wednesday evening. The Eagles start the season ranked No. 14.
October 15, 2010
At a Friday news conference, the Atlantic Sun announced that Mercer University will host the 2012 and 2013 General Shale Brick Men's and Women's Basketball Championships at the University Center.
October 14, 2010
FGCU women's basketball coach Karl Smesko has been named the chairman of the voting panel for CollegeInsider.com's Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 Poll.
October 14, 2010
Fans will get a chance to get their first look at the 2010-11 FGCU men's and women's basketball teams on Monday, Oct. 18 during the “Preseason Party” at Alico Arena. The entire event will run in conjunction with a "Select a Seat Night" where all available seats or seat upgrades for the upcoming season will be marked.
October 13, 2010
The FGCU women's basketball squad, led by preseason All-Conference selection senior Shannon Murphy (Brighton, Mich./Brighton HS), earned top billing in the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason coaches' and media polls, the conference announced on Wednesday.
October 04, 2010
Excitement is in the air as head coach Karl Smesko and his FGCU women's basketball squad officially returned to the court to open preseason practices on Sunday night when they assembled at Alico Arena for their first official practice of the 2010-11 season.
September 25, 2010
FGCU women's basketball and head coach Karl Smesko have announced the team's full 2010-11 schedule on Saturday evening. The Eagles will navigate a slate that will see them play a minimum of 17 home games at Alico Arena.
September 20, 2010
The FGCU Women's basketball team had a wonderful opportunity on Sunday, September 19th to participate in LeeTran's 2nd Annual Food Drive to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
September 17, 2010
The Atlantic Sun Conference launched a web page, www.atlanticsun.org/wbasketball/grant, dedicated to following the year-long women's basketball marketing and promotions grant the conference received from the NCAA.
September 03, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast University women's basketball team will be going tropical this November as the Eagles will participate in the 2010 Caribbean Challenge, which will take place on Nov. 25 and 26 at the Aventura Palace Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
August 16, 2010
Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball coach Karl Smesko has been named to a list honoring the top Mid-Major head coaches in NCAA Division I by the National Women's Basketball Insider website.
August 13, 2010
The FGCU women's basketball program will welcome a pair of opponents from BCS conferences to Alico Arena in 2010-11 when the Eagles host BIG EAST member Seton Hall and Big Ten affiliate Indiana in Fort Myers.
August 10, 2010
FGCU head women's basketball coach Karl Smesko has announced that Herman Burge will become the newest assistant coach on the Eagles staff.
July 08, 2010
FGCU Women's Basketball Head Coach Karl Smesko has announced the addition of former UConn standout Mel Thomas as a graduate assistant coach. Thomas joins the staff at FGCU after playing professionally overseas.
July 06, 2010
FGCU baseball junior Chris Sale and women's basketball senior Chelsea Lyles have been named the recipients of the Athletic Department's 2009-10 Most Outstanding Male & Female Student-Athlete Awards.
July 02, 2010
FGCU head women's basketball Head Coach Karl Smesko has announced that Abby Scharlow will become the newest member of the Eagles coaching staff.
June 24, 2010
On Wednesday, the NCAA announced that the Atlantic Sun joined 13 other schools and conferences receiving funds as part of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Grant Program to increase awareness, exposure and attendance of women's basketball.
June 21, 2010
Florida Gulf Coast University Head Women's Basketball Coach Karl Smesko has announced the signing of a student-athlete to a National Letter of Intent. Sarah Brolsma Whitfield will join the Eagle program for the 2010-11 season.