Cobb, Hicks Earn Northwestern Mutual Academic Honor
Monday, February 03, 2014 | by Matt Moretti III (@Moretts13)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU Athletics has named women’s basketball player Jenna Cobb (New Holland, Ohio/Miami Trace High School/Butler) and men’s basketball player Nate Hicks (Panama City Beach, Fla./J.R. Arnold HS/Georgia Tech) as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of January.

Each month, the FGCU Athletics Communications Office and Athletic Academic staff will choose a pair of Eagles as the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athlete of the Month. Those selected for the honor will have exhibited a combination of superior athletic and overall academic success.

Cobb has maintained 3.60 Grade Point Average in her first year at FGCU majoring in communications with a focus on public relations while taking on a minor in advertising. She averaged 6.9 points and 2.5 steals in the month of January to help guide the Eagles to a perfect 8-0 mark for the month which has positioned the Green and Blue atop the Atlantic Sun standings.

An economics major, Hicks has maintained a 3.43 GPA in his first year at FGCU as well. On the court in January he put up 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds opposite ETSU and became just the second player in program history to attempt at least five field goals without a miss when the Eagles took down Kennesaw State. The Panama City Beach native is averaging 4.5 points this season to go with 4.6 rebounds off the bench as the Eagles are 8-2 in the A-Sun and tied with Mercer for the stop spot in the league.

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