FORT MYERS, Fla. - After leading the Eagles (21-2, 13-0 A-Sun) to a pair of Atlantic Sun Conference road wins last week, senior Courtney Chihil (Tipp City, Ohio/Alter HS) earned her first College Sports Madness’ Atlantic Sun Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award, the website announced on Monday.
For the week, Chihil averaged 16.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals, while shooting 53.8 percent from the field.
In FGCU’s 72-61 win at UNF (Feb. 2), Chihil, who was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District 4 Women’s Basketball first team on Thursday, Feb. 2, scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe, while also adding four steals and three boards.
The Nursing major finished with a season-high 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the field, while also adding three rebounds, in the Green and Blue’s 70-60 win over Jacksonville (Feb. 4)
College Sports Madness covers all aspects of college sport, from recruiting right up through the draft. Their previews prepare fans for the upcoming season of their favorite sport and allow them to follow their team all the way through the postseason. The Madness helps the college fan follow their favorite teams with their unique team pages that, in one place, bring together information about that school’s sports teams from the men’s basketball squad to the women’s soccer team and everything in between.
With the FGCU women’s basketball team, who ranks No. 30 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, having already clinched a spot in the 2012 A-Sun Tournament, FGCU Athletics is now offering ticket packages for the conference tournament at Mercer in Macon, Ga. Fans can get ticket booklets that include admission into every game of the men’s and women’s tournament (14 games) for $75. All tickets are general admission. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FGCU ticket office Monday-Friday, between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 239-590-7145, in person at the Alico Arena ticket office or by ordering online at www.fgcuathletics.com/tickets. Tickets through the FGCU ticket office must be purchased by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27.