Dates for FGCU Basketball Banquets Set
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 | by Patrick Pierson (pierson_sid)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Coming off a successful weekend at the Atlantic Sun Tournament for both teams, the FGCU Athletic Department announced the dates for its men’s and women’s basketball postseason banquets on Wednesday. The women’s banquet will recognize their NCAA Tournament campaign on Wednesday, April 4, while the men will celebrate their best season in Division I history on Tuesday, April 10.

Both banquets will be held at the Bell Tower Crown Plaza on the corner of Route 41 and Daniels Drive in Fort Myers and will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and an autograph session following each event.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Eagles Club Coordinator Graham Diemer at 239-590-7107 or by email at gdiemer@fgcu.edu. Full table reservations are $270 and include eight attendees plus a player or coach at the table. A half table reservation is $150 for four attendees and a player or coach at the table. Individual reservations are $30 for adults and $15 for children (12 & under). Dress attire in business casual.

The FGCU men finished their first season under head coach Andy Enfield with a program Division I record 15 wins and made a magical run through the A-Sun Tournament that featured an appearance in the championship game last Saturday on ESPN2. The sixth-seeded Eagles became just the sixth team in the 33-year history of the A-Sun Tournament to advance to the championship in their first conference postseason berth, defeating third-seeded USC Upstate in the quarterfinals and second-seeded host Mercer in the semifinals.

Led by three-time A-Sun Coach of the Year Karl Smesko, the women’s program completed a conference sweep by taking the regular season with an A-Sun first-ever 18-0 record and finishing off their first-ever bid for the NCAA Tournament with a convincing 67-39 victory over second-seeded and 20-game winner Stetson in the postseason finale. Currently ranked No. 26 in the nation, FGCU became the third team in A-Sun history to win the conference tournament in its first appearance and will enter the NCAA Tournament with a 29-2 overall record and 21-game win streak. The Eagles will learn their NCAA Tournament fate on Monday, March 12, when the Women's Basketball Selection Show airs at 7 p.m. on ESPN.