2012-13 Women's Basketball News
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May 08, 2013
Regular season championships in soccer, volleyball and basketball helped Florida Gulf Coast University claim the 2012-13 Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s All-Sports championship.
May 03, 2013
Coming off a basketball season in which the two teams combined for a school Division I record 53 wins, including a 28-3 mark in Alico Arena, FGCU men's and women's basketball season tickets are already on sale and on Friday the FGCU athletic department held its first weekly drawing for those who are part of the renewal incentive program.
April 24, 2013
Karl Smesko, head women's basketball coach at Florida Gulf Coast University, and his staff have announced that they will hold their 2013 Summer Camp on June 24-26 at Alico Arena.
April 23, 2013
FGCU Women's Basketball Director of Basketball Operations, Mel Thomas, was inducted into her high school’s (Mount Notre Dame) Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 18 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thomas, the all-time leading scorer in the history of Mount Notre Dame's basketball program, and the 2004 MND state championship team were recognized at the event.
April 12, 2013
Highlighted by 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.
April 12, 2013
Less than one month after leading FGCU to its sixth consecutive postseason Division I Tournament appearance, redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) was named to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) Women's Scholar-Athlete team, the organization announced on Thursday, April. 11.
April 11, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University women's basketball team celebrated another successful season Wednesday night (April 10) with an awards banquet held at the Bell Tower Crowne Plaza.
April 08, 2013
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.
April 01, 2013
Coming off the program's 10th 20+ win season and a second consecutive undefeated Atlantic Sun Conference regular season, the FGCU women's basketball team will celebrate its successful year and fourth A-Sun Regular Season title by holding its annual postseason banquet on Wednesday, April 10.
March 21, 2013
Freshman Stephanie Haas (Avon Lake, Ohio/Magnificat HS) scored a team-high 13 points as the FGCU women's basketball team fell to Winthrop, 65-51, in a WNIT first round matchup on Thursday night at Alico Arena.
March 21, 2013
Riding a 10-game home court winning streak, which is the 14th longest in the nation, the Eagles will look to continue their winning ways at 'The Nest' when they host Big South opponent Winthrop in the first round of the 2013 Women's National Invitational Tournament on Thursday, March 21 at 7:05 p.m.
March 19, 2013
The FGCU women's basketball team will host Winthrop in the first round of the 2013 Women's National Invitational Tournament at 'The Nest' on Thursday, March 21, it was announced late Monday night by the WNIT selection committee. Tip-off for the game is set 7:05 p.m.
March 14, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team took the No. 11 position in the 19th edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced late on Tuesday evening. The Eagles were ranked No. 11 in last week's poll.
March 13, 2013
The postseason awards continue to roll in for redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) and head coach Karl Smesko who each earned College Sports Madness All-Mid Major honors as announced by the website Wednesday morning.
March 09, 2013
Senior Joyce Iamstrong (Chicago, Ill./Thornton Fractional South HS/Jefferson College) scored a career-high 31 points and earned Tournament MVP honors as the No. 1 seeded FGCU women's basketball team fell to No. 2 Stetson, 70-64, in the Atlantic Sun Championship game on Saturday night at Hawkins Arena.
March 09, 2013
Riding an overall 21-game winning streak and a league record 41-game A-Sun winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles will look to continue their winning ways and capture back-to-back Atlantic Sun Tournament titles when they take on No. 2 Stetson on Mar. 9 at 5:30 pm in the A-Sun Tournament Championship game. The game will be televised by CSS with internet coverage on ESPN3 and ASun.TV outside of the CSS broadcast area.
March 08, 2013
Senior Joyce Iamstrong (Chicago, Ill./Thornton Fractional South HS/Jefferson College) scored a game-high 22 points as the No. 1 seeded FGCU women's basketball team knocked down an Atlantic Sun Tournament record 12 triples en route to a 73-44 win over No. 5 UNF in the semifinals held Friday afternoon at Hawkins Arena.
March 07, 2013
Riding an overall 20-game winning streak and a league record 40-game A-Sun winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles will look to continue their winning ways when they take on No. 5 UNF on Mar. 8 at noon in a A-Sun Semifinal matchup that can bee seen live on CSS, ASun.TV and ESPN3.
March 06, 2013
Senior Joyce Iamstrong (Chicago, Ill./Thornton Fractional South HS/Jefferson College) scored a career-high and game-high 23 points as the No. 1 seeded FGCU women's basketball team defeated No. 8 Kennesaw State, 73-47, in the quarterfinals held Wednesday afternoon at Hawkins Arena.
March 05, 2013
Riding an overall 19-game winning streak and a league record 39-game A-Sun winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles will look to continue their winning ways when they compete in the program’s second Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament (Mar. 6-9) at Mercer University's Hawkins Arena. No. 1 seed FGCU will take on No. 8 Kennesaw State on Mar. 6 at noon in a quarterfinal matchup that can bee seen live on ESPN3.com or the WatchESPN app.
March 05, 2013
Winners of four Atlantic Sun regular season championships in the last five seasons, the FGCU women's basketball team earned a few more honors on Tuesday, March 5. The conference announced their postseason honors, with FGCU taking home several awards.
March 05, 2013
After leading FGCU to its third straight Atlantic Sun regular season title and securing the program’s second consecutive undefeated A-Sun season, redshirt-junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) and redshirt senior Brittany Kennedy (Spokane, Wash./Lewis and Clark HS/Oregon State) were named to the A-Sun’s Academic All-Conference team the league office announced on Tuesday, Mar. 5. The A-Sun also honored Hansen as the Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row to highlight the league’s Academic All-Conference team.
March 05, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team dropped two spots into the No. 11 position in the 18th edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Eagles were ranked No. 9 in last week's poll.
March 05, 2013
The FGCU women's basketball team (25-5, 18-0 A-Sun) received two votes to rank tied for No. 37 in this week's AP Top 25 that was released on Monday, Mar. 4.
March 02, 2013
Senior Joyce Iamstrong (Chicago, Ill./Thornton Fractional South HS/Jefferson College) scored a game-high 19 points as the No. 38 FGCU women's basketball team defeated Kennesaw State, 74-36, to secure a second consecutive perfect A-Sun regular season on Saturday night at Alico Arena.
March 02, 2013
Riding an overall 18-game winning streak and a league record 35-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles are set to host Kennesaw State on 'Senior Day' on Saturday, Feb. 2. Tip off at Alico Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game can bee seen live on ASun.TV.
February 28, 2013
Five players scored in double figures as the FGCU women’s basketball team defeated Mercer, 89-62, on Thursday night at Alico Arena in front of 3,011 fans.
February 28, 2013
Riding an overall 17-game winning streak and a league record 34-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles are set to host second-place Mercer on Thursday, Feb. 28. Tip off at the Alico Arena is set for 5:15 p.m. and the game can bee seen live on ASun.TV.
February 27, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team dropped one spot into the No. 9 position in the 17th edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Eagles were ranked No. 8 in last week's poll.
February 26, 2013
Feature written by Tim Reynolds from the AP.
February 26, 2013
Redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) was named Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week for her performance in FGCU’s, 72-55, win over conference rival Stetson last week, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 26).
February 25, 2013
The FGCU women's basketball team received one vote to rank No. 38 in this week's AP Top 25 that was released on Monday, Feb. 25.
February 25, 2013
Redshirt junior Sarah Hansen scored a game-high 27 points as the FGCU women's basketball team defeated conference rival Stetson, 72-55, to secure the outright A-Sun Regular Season title as well as the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Sun Tournament (Mar. 6-9) and for her performance, she claimed College Sports Madness A-Sun Player of the Week honors on Monday morning (Feb. 25).
February 23, 2013
Redshirt junior Sarah Hansen scored a game-high 27 points as the FGCU women's basketball team defeated conference rival Stetson, 72-55, on Saturday afternoon. The win gives the Eagles the outright A-Sun Regular Season title, their third straight and fourth in the last five years, as well as the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Sun Tournament (Mar. 6-9).
February 22, 2013
Riding an overall 16-game winning streak and a league record 33-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles are set to face A-Sun rival Stetson on Saturday, Feb. 23. Tip off at the Edmunds Center is set for 1 p.m. and the game can bee seen live on ASun.TV.
February 21, 2013
FGCU redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America women's basketball second team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
February 20, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team moved up two positions to pick up the No. 6 spot in the latest ESPN Mid-Major Rankings (Feb. 6).
February 20, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team moved up two spots into the No. 8 position in the 16th edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Eagles were ranked No. 10 in last week's poll.
February 18, 2013
Redshirt senior Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes HS/Valpo) scored her 1,000th career-point as the FGCU women's basketball team shot used a solid second half performance to pick up a 68-53 win at NKU to extend their winning streaks.
February 18, 2013
Redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) scored 18 points in just 18 minutes in FGCU’s 89-38 win at Lipscomb and for her performance, she claimed College Sports Madness A-Sun Player of the Week honors on Monday morning (Feb. 18).
February 17, 2013
Riding an overall 15-game winning streak and a league record 32-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles are set to face the Norse of NKU on Monday, Feb. 18. Tip off at the Bank of Kentucky Center is set for 7 p.m. and the game can bee seen live on ASun.TV.
February 16, 2013
Four players scored in double figures as the FGCU women's basketball team forced 27 turnovers and led wire-to-wire in an 89-38 win over Lipscomb to extend their winning streaks.
February 15, 2013
Riding an overall 14-game winning streak and a league record 31-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles are set to face the Lady Bisons of Lipscomb on Saturday, Feb. 16. Tip off at Allen Arena is set for 5 p.m. ET and the game can bee seen live on ESPN3 or the WatchESPN app.
February 12, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team dropped one spot the No. 10 position in the 15th edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles were ranked No. 9 in last week's poll.
February 11, 2013
Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) scored a game-high 26 points as the FGCU women's basketball team forced their fourth straight opponent into 15+ turnovers and defeated ETSU, 70-48, to pick up their 14th consecutive win.
February 10, 2013
Riding an overall 13-game winning streak and a league record 30-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles are set to host the Lady Bucs of ETSU on Monday, Feb. 11. Tip off at Alico Arena is set for 7:05 p.m.
February 09, 2013
Five players scored in double figures as the FGCU women's basketball team forced 27 turnovers to defeat USC Upstate, 72-49, picking up their 13th consecutive win.
February 08, 2013
A-Sun leader FGCU (18-5, 11-0 A-Sun) looks to build upon its current 12 game win streak as they take on USC Upstate (9-13, 5-6 A-Sun) in front of an ESPN3 national television audience on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
February 08, 2013
Riding an overall 12-game winning streak and a league record 29-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles are set to host the Spartans of USC Upstate (Feb. 9) in a game that can be seen live on ESPN3. Tip off at Alico Arena is set for 7:30 p.m.
February 06, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team moved up two positions to pick up the No. 8 spot in the latest ESPN Mid-Major Rankings (Feb. 6). The rankings are based on the women's basketball blog of ESPN's Graham Hays.
February 05, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 9 position in the 14th edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles were ranked No. 12 in last week's poll.
February 04, 2013
Four players scored in double figures as the FGCU women's basketball team knocked down 10 three-pointers to defeat UNF, 66-50, to pick up their 12th consecutive win.
February 03, 2013
Riding an overall 11-game winning streak and a league record 28-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles are set to face the Ospreys of UNF on Monday, Feb. 4. Tip off at UNF Arena is set for 7 p.m.
February 02, 2013
Freshman Jaime Gluesing (Solon, Ohio/Solon HS) scored a career-high 20 points as the FGCU women's basketball team knocked down 10 three-pointers to defeat Jacksonville, 80-49, to pick up their 11th consecutive victory and clinch a spot in the A-Sun Tournament.
February 01, 2013
Riding an overall 10-game winning streak and a 27-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles are set to face the Dolphins of Jacksonville on Saturday, Feb. 2. Tip off at Swisher Gymnasium is set for 1 p.m.
February 01, 2013
FGCU redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District 4 Women's Basketball first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Members of CoSIDA conduct nominations and voting for the All-America programs.
January 30, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 12 position, for the second consecutive week, in the 13th edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday night.
January 26, 2013
Freshman Jaime Gluesing (Solon, Ohio/Solon HS) scored a career-high 15 points as the FGCU women's basketball team knocked down 11 three-pointers en route to a huge 74-55 Atlantic Sun Conference victory over rival Stetson in front of 3,234 rowdy fans at Alico Arena.
January 25, 2013
Riding an overall nine-game winning streak and a 26-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles host A-Sun rival Stetson in a 'Battle of the A-Sun Unbeaten' on Saturday, Jan. 26. Tip off is set for 7:05 p.m.
January 23, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team picked up the No. 10 spot in the latest ESPN Mid-Major Rankings (Jan. 23). The rankings are based on the women’s basketball blog of ESPN's Graham Hays.
January 22, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team dropped one spot to the No. 12 position in the 12th edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday night. The Eagles were ranked No. 11 in last week's poll.
January 22, 2013
Freshman Katie Meador (Salem, Ill./Salem Community HS) helped lead FGCU to a pair of conference victories last week, and for her performances, she claimed her second career A-Sun Newcomer of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
January 21, 2013
Three players scored in double figures as the FGCU women’s basketball team knocked down 11 three-pointers and forced 21 turnovers en route to a 67-37 Atlantic Sun Conference victory over Lipscomb on Monday night at Alico Arena. The Bisons' 37 points mark the third time this season that the Eagles have held an opponent below 40 points.
January 21, 2013
Riding an overall eight-game winning streak and a 25-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles host the Bisons of Lipscomb on Monday, Jan. 21. Tip off is set for 7:05 p.m.
January 21, 2013
Redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) came very close to recording a triple-double in FGCU's 79-50 win over Northern Kentucky and for her performance, she claimed College Sports Madness A-Sun Player of the Week honors on Monday morning (Jan. 21).
January 19, 2013
Four players scored in double figures as the FGCU women's basketball team knocked down 15 three-pointers en route to a 79-50 Atlantic Sun Conference victory over Northern Kentucky on Saturday night at Alico Arena.
January 18, 2013
Riding an overall seven-game winning streak and a 24-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles host the A-Sun newest member Northern Kentucky on Saturday, Jan. 19 in the second game of a doubleheader with the men's team. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.
January 16, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team dropped one spot to the No. 11 position in the 11th edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday night. The Eagles were ranked No. 10 in last week’s poll.
January 15, 2013
Redshirt senior Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes HS/Valpo) scored a career-high 25 points in FGCU's 97-60 win at ETSU and for her performance, she claimed College Sports Madness A-Sun Player of the Week honors on Monday evening (Jan. 14).
January 14, 2013
The trio of redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) and seniors Brittany Kennedy (Spokane, Wash./Lewis and Clark HS/Oregon State) and Joyce Iamstrong (Chicago, Ill./Thornton Fractional South HS/Jefferson College) combined to score 57 points as the FGCU women's basketball team shot 53.1 percent from the field en route to a 77-54 Atlantic Sun Conference victory over USC Upstate on Monday night at the Hodge Center.
January 13, 2013
Riding an overall six-game winning streak and a 23-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles head to the Hodge Center in Spartanburg, S.C. to take on the Spartans of USC Upstate. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14.
January 12, 2013
Redshirt senior Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes HS/Valpo) scored a career-high 25 points and the FGCU women's basketball team set the NCAA Division I record for three-pointers made in a single game with 22, en route to a 97-60 win over A-Sun foe ETSU on Saturday afternoon at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
January 11, 2013
Riding an overall five-game winning streak and a 22-game A-Sun conference winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles are set to hit the road for their second conference roadtrip of the season. FGCU will open the trip by taking on ETSU at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m.
January 10, 2013
Florida Gulf Coast Women's Basketball Head Coach Karl Smesko is the next guest on Friday's Atlantic Sun Insider segment on FOX Sports 1670 AM.
January 08, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team moved up two spots to the No. 10 position in the tenth edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday night. The Eagles were ranked No. 12 in last week's poll.
January 07, 2013
Three players scored in double figures as the FGCU women’s basketball team had an off night shooting the ball but used a solid defensive effort to defeat UNF, 53-42, in Atlantic Sun Conference action.
January 06, 2013
Riding an overall four-game winning streak and a 21-game A-Sun winning streak, that dates back to the 2011-12 season when they finished 18-0, the Eagles are set to host their second game of 2013 on Monday night (Jan. 7). The Eagles will welcome the Ospreys of UNF to 'The Nest' for a 5:15 p.m. matchup.
January 05, 2013
Redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) scored 20 points as the FGCU women's basketball team shot 50 percent from the field and forced JU into 25 turnovers en route to a 74-57 Atlantic Sun Conference victory over Jacksonville Saturday night at Alico Arena.
January 04, 2013
Coming off a pair of wins to open A-Sun conference play last week, FGCU is set to host their first game of 2013 on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 5). The Eagles will welcome the Jacksonville Dolphins to 'The Nest' for a 4:15 p.m. matchup.
January 03, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team held the No. 12 position in the ninth edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Wednesday night. The Eagles were ranked No. 12 in last week's poll.
January 03, 2013
With their Atlantic Sun home-opening weekend fast approaching, FGCU men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield and women’s basketball head coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Bill Banfield on Thursday, Jan. 3, for the second rendition of the FGCU Coaches Show starting at 5:30 p.m.
January 02, 2013
Redshirt senior Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes HS/Valpo) tied her career-high with six three-pointers and finished with a game-high 20 points as the FGCU women's basketball team hit 14 triples en route to a 70-41 Atlantic Sun Conference victory at Mercer Wednesday night at Hawkins Arena.
January 01, 2013
Coming off a win in their conference opener at Kennesaw State on New Year's Eve, FGCU is set to play their first game of 2013 on Wednesday night. The Eagles will take on the Mercer Bears in Macon, Ga. in a 5 p.m. matchup.
January 01, 2013
Redshirt-junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) helped lead FGCU to a pair of big wins, and for her performances, she claimed Player of the Week honors from the Atlantic Sun Conference and College Sports Madness.
December 31, 2012
Senior Brittany Kennedy (Spokane, Wash./Lewis and Clark HS/Oregon State) finished with a game-high 14 points as the FGCU women's basketball team used a great defensive effort to open Atlantic Sun Conference play with a, 62-35, win at Kennesaw State Monday afternoon at the KSU Convocation Center.
December 30, 2012
Coming off a huge non-conference win over SEC for LSU a couple days ago, FGCU is set to open A-Sun conference play in the 'Peach State' on Friday night. The Eagles will face Kennesaw State on Dec. 31 (2:30 p.m.), before heading to Macon, Ga. to take on Mercer Bears on Jan. 2 (5 p.m.).
December 28, 2012
Three Eagles reached career-highs in points as the FGCU women's basketball team picked up a huge, 76-70, non-conference win over LSU Friday night at Alico Arena.
December 27, 2012
Coming off home loss to in-state foe UCF before the Christmas holiday, FGCU is set to host SEC foe LSU for the first time in program history on Friday night.
December 26, 2012
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team fell one spot to the No. 12 position in the eighth edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Wednesday night. The Eagles were ranked No. 9 in last week's poll.
December 22, 2012
Senior Joyce Iamstrong (Chicago, Ill./Thornton Fractional South HS/Jefferson College) finished a team-high 12 points as the FGCU women's basketball team has its 16-game home winning streak snapped with a 60-53 non-conference loss to UCF Saturday night at Alico Arena.
December 21, 2012
Coming off a pair of road wins against quality competition (ACC member Virginia Tech and A-10 member Richmond), FGCU is set to face in-state foe UCF for the fourth time in program history on Saturday night.
December 21, 2012
Redshirt senior point guard Brittany Kennedy (Spokane, Wash./Lewis and Clark HS/Oregon State) is among 15 women’s basketball student-athletes from around the nation on the initial "Players Making the Buzz" watch list for the 2013 Nancy Lieberman Award, it was announced. The honor annually recognizes the top point guard in NCAA Division I women's basketball and is sponsored by the Detroit Rotary Club.
December 19, 2012
Senior Joyce Iamstrong (Chicago, Ill./Thornton Fractional South HS/Jefferson College) finished with a career-high and game-high 20 points as the FGCU women’s basketball team picked up its second consecutive quality win with a 70-62 non-conference victory over Richmond Wednesday night at the Robins Center.
December 18, 2012
Coming off a huge 63-56 win at ACC member Virginia Tech, FGCU is set to take on A-10 foe Richmond for the second time in program history on Wednesday night.
December 18, 2012
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team fell one spot to the No. 9 position in the seventh edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles were ranked No. 8 in last week’s poll.
December 18, 2012
Redshirt-senior Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes HS/Valpo) and redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) helped lead FGCU to a huge 63-56 win at ACC foe Virginia Tech on Sunday, Dec. 16 at Cassell Coliseum, and for their performances, they claimed Player of the Week honors.
December 16, 2012
Redshirt senior Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes HS/Valpo) and redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) both poured in a game-high 19 points as the FGCU women's basketball team picked up a huge, 63-56, non-conference win over Virginia Tech Sunday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.
December 14, 2012
Coming off a tough 67-46 loss at BIG EAST member USF, FGCU is set to take on ACC foe Virginia Tech for the third time in program history on Sunday afternoon. The Hokies (4-4) are FGCU's fourth BCS opponent this season (DePaul, South Carolina, USF) with the Green and Blue holding a 0-3 record in those matchups.
December 11, 2012
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team climbed one spot to the No. 8 position in the sixth edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles were ranked No. 9 in last week's poll.
December 05, 2012
Senior Joyce Iamstrong (Chicago, Ill./Thornton Fractional South HS/Jefferson College) scored a team-high 10 points to lead the FGCU women's basketball team, but a long second half scoring drought caused the Eagles to fall at in-state foe USF, 67-46, on Wednesday night at The Sun Dome.
December 04, 2012
Coming off a convincing 79-49 win over America East Conference member Maine, FGCU is set to take on in-state and BIG EAST foe USF for the third time all-time on Wednesday night. The Bulls (6-0) are FGCU's third BCS opponent this season (DePaul, South Carolina) with the Green and Blue holding a 0-2 record in those matchups.
December 04, 2012
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team climbed two spots to the No. 9 position in the fifth edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles were ranked No. 11 in last week's poll.
December 01, 2012
Redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) became the sixth player in program history to score 1,000 career points and finished with a game-high 20 points to lead the FGCU women's basketball team to a 79-49 win over Maine on Saturday night at ‘The Nest’ at Alico Arena.
November 29, 2012
Hop on the bus to Tampa and show your support for the FGCU women’s basketball team as they play the Bulls of South Florida at the Sun Dome on Wednesday, December 5. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.
November 28, 2012
Second-year FGCU men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield and women’s basketball head coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Bill Banfield on Thursday night for the first edition of the 2012-13 FGCU Coaches Show starting at 5:30 p.m.
November 28, 2012
FGCU freshman guard Taylor Gradinjan (Cudahy, Wisc./Cudahy HS) suffered a season-ending knee injury that will sideline her for the rest of the 2012-13 campaign.
November 28, 2012
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team dropped four spots to the No. 11 position in the fourth edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Eagles were ranked No. 7 in last week's poll.
November 27, 2012
Florida Gulf Coast University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Karl Smesko has announced the signings of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. Morgan Blumer and Haley Laughter will join the Eagle program for the 2013-14 academic year.
November 24, 2012
Redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) dominated the game and filled the stat sheet with 23 points, 12 rebounds and six assists as the FGCU women's basketball team defeated Hampton, 70-59, in a matchup between the No. 7 and No. 8 ranked teams in the latest Mid-Major Top 25 poll Saturday afternoon in the final game of the Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands.
November 23, 2012
Redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) finished with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists as the FGCU women's basketball team fell to South Carolina, 65-46, Friday afternoon on day two of the Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands.
November 22, 2012
Senior Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes HS/Valpo) scored a game-high 21 points as the FGCU women's basketball team shook off a slow start but fell to BIG EAST foe DePaul, 60-58, Thursday afternoon in the first game of the Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands.
November 21, 2012
The Eagles, who fell to Charlotte, 79-60, just before the Thanksgiving break, will look to get back to their winning ways when they head to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to participate in the Paradise Jam from Nov. 22-24. FGCU will face DePaul (Nov. 22), South Carolina (Nov. 23) and Hampton (Nov. 24) during the event.
November 21, 2012
November 21, 2012
Basketball Travelers Inc. has announced that the 13th Annual U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam will be live video streamed free of charge via ParadiseJam.com and Facebook.com/ParadiseJam1.
November 20, 2012
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 7 spot in the third edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Eagles were ranked No. 8 in last week’s poll.
November 20, 2012
Redshirt-junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) helped lead FGCU to a 1-1 record last week, and for her performances, she claimed her first career Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honor.
November 18, 2012
Redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) recorded 19 points, six rebounds and four assists as the FGCU women's basketball team dropped a 79-60 decision to A-10 foe Charlotte on Saturday night at Halton Arena.
November 16, 2012
The reigning Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament champion FGCU women's basketball team will hit the road for its first away game of the young season at Charlotte on Saturday night. Tip off inside Halton Arena is set for 5 p.m.
November 14, 2012
Redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) turned in a 24 point, 11 rebound performance, to lead the FGCU women's basketball team to a 69-45 win over in-state foe FIU on Wednesday night at Alico Arena.
November 13, 2012
The reigning Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament champion FGCU women’s basketball team will host in-state foe FIU on Wednesday night at Alico Arena. Tip off is set for 7:05 p.m.
November 13, 2012
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 8 spot in the second edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday evening. The Eagles were ranked No. 9 in last week’s poll.
November 13, 2012
Redshirt-senior Brittany Kennedy (Spokane, Wash./Lewis and Clark HS/Oregon State) and freshman Katie Meador (Salem, Ill./Salem Community HS) helped lead FGCU to a 100-31 rout of Warner on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Alico Arena, and for their performances, they claimed Player of the Week honors.
November 10, 2012
Seven Eagles scored in double figures, led by Katie Meador's 11 point, 12 rebound performance, as the FGCU women's basketball team drained 12 three-pointers in a 100-31 rout of Warner on Saturday afternoon at Alico Arena.
November 09, 2012
The reigning Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament champion FGCU women’s basketball team will open the 2012-13 season on Saturday afternoon, welcoming NAIA foe Warner to Alico Arena for a 1:30 p.m. matchup.
November 06, 2012
The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team earned the No. 9 spot in the first edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women's Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday.
October 25, 2012
FGCU basketball fans can get a good look at the 2012-13 version of the men's and women's programs this Sunday, Oct. 28 during the athletic department's second annual Hoops & Halloween event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Alico Arena.
October 18, 2012
The FGCU women's basketball squad, led by Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Brittany Kennedy (Spokane, Wash./Lewis and Clark HS/Oregon State) and Preseason All-Conference choice Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS), earned top billing in the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason media poll and finished second in the coaches' poll, the conference announced on Thursday.
October 15, 2012
The FGCU women's basketball program reeled in its first preseason accolades as College Sports Madness announced its 2012-13 Atlantic Sun Preseason All-Conference teams on Monday. Head coach Karl Smesko was selected as the preseason A-Sun Coach of the Year, while redshirt junior Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane HS) was named to the All-Conference first team and freshman guard DyTiesha Dunson (Albany, Ga./Westover HS) was tabbed as the Preseason Freshman of the Year.
October 03, 2012
FGCU sophomore guard Whitney Knight (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds HS) will miss the entire 2012-13 women's basketball season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee injury during preseason workouts last week, head coach Karl Smesko announced Wednesday.
October 02, 2012
FORT MYERS, Fla. – For the 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Champion FGCU women's basketball team, the 2012-13 season is here. The Eagles of head coach Karl Smesko officially returned to the court to open preseason on Monday night when they assembled at Alico Arena for their first official practice.
September 03, 2012
FGCU women’s basketball has announced the entire 2012-13 schedule, a slate that features 14 home games, including UCF and LSU, road games at Charlotte, USF, Virginia Tech and Richmond, a tournament in the Virgin Islands, eight contests against teams that qualified for postseason play and six games against teams with a top-100 RPI.
August 28, 2012
Anthi Chatzigiakoumi, a sophomore forward on the FGCU women's basketball team, played a key role in helping the U-20 Greek National Team lay claim to the 2012 European Championship in Klatovy, Czech Republic. Greece clinched the Division B title with a 76-71 victory over hosts Czech Republic on Sunday, Aug. 26.
July 17, 2012
The FGCU women's basketball added to its banner 2011-12 campaign on Tuesday, this time for its efforts in the classroom as the 13-member squad's cumulative 3.474 grade-point average (GPA) landed the Eagles ninth on the final 2012 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division I Top 25 Team Honor Roll.
June 23, 2012
After a year in which FGCU was represented in the NCAA Tournament or Championship by six different programs in its first year of Division I postseason eligibility, the Athletic Department named baseball sophomore pitcher Ricky Knapp and women’s basketball redshirt sophomore Sarah Hansen its recipients of the 2011-12 Most Outstanding Male & Female Student-Athlete Awards on Saturday.
June 08, 2012
Nearly a month and a half after being named a co-recipient of the prestigious Eagle Scholar-Athlete award, the highest honor Florida Gulf Coast University bestows upon a graduating senior student-athlete, women's basketball's Courtney Chihil was named the A-Sun's Co-Female Student-Athlete of the Year, along with Lipscomb softball player Whitney Kiihnl.