FORT MYERS, Fla. – 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.
Adams, a transfer from Valpo, earned A-Sun Newcomer of the Week accolades from the conference office after she finished with a game-high 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field and 4-of-7 from long distance in 35 minutes of playing time.
The newest member of the FGCU women’s basketball 1,000-point club, Hansen tallied her eighth double figure scoring performance of the season, a game-high 19 points, to go with six rebounds and four assists, to earn her third career College Sports Madness Atlantic Sun Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award.
The Green and Blue, who are 60-14 all-time in the month of December and are 2-2 against Atlantic 10 Conference competition, will be back in action on Wednesday, Dec. 19 for a matchup with the Richmond Spiders. Game time in Richmond, Va. is set for 7 p.m.
COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS A-SUN PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Sarah Hansen, FGCU (R-Jr. – G)
- Third Career College Sports Madness A-Sun Player of the Week award
- Recorded 19 points, six boards and four assists at Va. Tech (Dec. 16)
A-SUN NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Betsy Adams, FGCU (R-Sr. – G)
- First Career Newcomer of the Week award
- Posted a game-high 19 points in FGCU's win at Virginia Tech, 63-56
- Hit four of seven three-point attempts and 5-of-6 free throws
- Added three rebounds in 35 minutes of action
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