FORT MYERS, Fla. - After leading the Eagles to another undefeated week with wins against conference foes Lipscomb and Belmont, redshirt-freshman Sarah Hansen (Edinboro, Pa./General McLane HS) earned A-Sun Newcomer of the Week honors, for the second time this season, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
For the week, Hansen averaged 17.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals, 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocks, while shooting 51.9 percent from the field and 87.5 from the charity stripe.
In FGCU's 62-51 win at Lipscomb, Hansen finished with a game-high 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field, including hitting 5-of-6 from the charity stripe. In a 67-50 win at Belmont in the CSS Game of the Week, the chemistry major finished with a game-high 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting from the field, including hitting 2-of-2 from the charity stripe. Hansen also added four rebounds and four steals in 30 minutes.
The Eagles (17-1, 10-1 A-Sun) are back in action Saturday, February 5 when they host the Spartans of USC Upstate (12-9, 8-4 A-Sun) in the first game of a two-game homestand. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and can be heard live at www.FGCUAthletics.com.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sarah Hansen
• Second A-Sun Newcomer of the Week award
• Averaged 17.5 PPG, 6.0 RPG and 3.5 SPG in wins at Lipscomb and Belmont
• Recorded season sweeps of Belmont and Lipscomb for the second-consecutive season; won seven-straight against Bisons
• Tallied game-highs in points in both contests for the Eagles; 18 against Belmont and 17 at Lipscomb
• Eighth time this season she has led team in scoring