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Dermyer Receives First Conference Honor
MACON, Ga. – Florida Gulf Coast senior Chelsea Dermyer scored a season-high 20 points against Central Florida last week, leading the Eagles to their biggest victory as a Division I program, and on Monday the conference office named her its Player of the Week for the first time.
The Fort Collins, Col. native scored a season-high 20 points and posted career-highs in rebounds (6) and steals (6) in FGCU's 81-75 upset of UCF. Dermyer was one of five Eagles to score in double-figures, shooting 6-of-9 (66.7 percent) from the field and 2-of-4 (50 percent) from long range. The finance major also added six points from the free throw line, shooting 6-of-7. In the Eagles 78-52 loss to Florida, Dermyer scored 14 points and four rebounds.
In FGCU's two games last week, Dermyer averaged 17 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals, while shooting 52.9 percent from the field, 55.6 percent from long range and 91.7 percent from the charity stripe.
Dermyer is currently the team leader in minutes (34.7 per game), assists (2.9 apg) and steals (2.3 spg). She is also second on the team in scoring (10.3 ppg) and rebounding (4.1 rpg).
The A-Sun Player of the Week award is the first of Dermyer’s career and the first of the year for a FGCU player.
Dermyer and the Eagles (3-4) will look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season when they travel to Florida A&M on Dec. 17 for a 5 p.m. contest.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is a 12-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Gardner-Webb University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.