Hansen, Murray Earn Northwestern Mutual Academic Honor
Friday, March 07, 2014 | by Matt Moretti III (@Moretts13)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU Athletics has named women’s basketball player Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa./General McLane High School) and baseball player Mike Murray (West Palm Beach, Fla./Forrest Hill HS) as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of February.

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.

Hansen has been a model member of the FGCU women’s basketball team and the athletics department as a whole both on and off the court during her time here. A chemistry, major with a mathematics minor, Hansen has maintained a 3.88 cumulative GPA while also leading her team to a pair of WNIT berths and the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth in 2012. This season the McKean, Pa. native has recorded six double-doubles and leads the team with 13.9 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game. The team stands at 22-7 this season and 16-1 in the Atlantic Sun Conference, tied for first.

A management major, Murray has maintained a 3.24 GPA while doubling as the ace starting pitcher for the baseball team. The West Palm Beach native has compiled a 2-0 record and 0.42 ERA in three starts this season, striking out 17. His 0.42 ERA leads the A-Sun among pitchers that have made at least two starts. He tossed 7.1 innings of one-run ball against nationally ranked Florida on Feb. 27 and got the win, subsequently earning him his first A-Sun Pitcher of the Week award this season.

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