Hansen and Alford Earn Weekly Honors in Clinching Efforts

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

MACON, Ga. – FGCU's Sarah Hansen and Jacksonville's Queen Alford collected Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball weekly honors as announced by the conference on Tuesday.

Hansen led her team to their third straight A-Sun Regular Season Title with a 27 point performance vs. Stetson, while Alford averaged 21 points in the Dolphins two wins to clinch a spot in the 2013 General Shale Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Championship.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Sarah Hansen, FGCU
(Jr. – G – McKean, Pa. – Chemistry)
  • Sixth Career Weekly honor; third this season
  • Finished with a game-high 27 points in FGCU 72-55 win at Stetson
  • Went a perfect 6-of-6 at the charity stripe for the Eagles
  • Registered a career-highs in blocks (4) and steals (7)
  • Added seven rebounds and an assist to continue FGCU's 17 game win streak
  • Led the Eagles to claim the A-Sun Regular Season Title; their fourth in the last five years
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Tracie Sneed (Fr., Jacksonville) – Tallied 25 points in the overtime win vs. the Buccaneers
  • Cara Bowling (So., ETSU) – Turned in a career-high 21 points in 65-60 win vs. North Florida
  •  Tiara Hopper (Sr., Northern Kentucky) – Matched a career high 22 points as the Norse snapped Mercer's 12-game win streak
  • Sharmesia Smith (Sr., Mercer)- Recorded back-to-back double-doubles against Northern Kentucky and Lipscomb
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Queen Alford, Jacksonville
(Fr. – G – Decatur, Ga.)
  • First Career Newcomer of the Week award
  • Averaged a team-best 21 points in the Dolphins two wins on the week
  • Posted a season-best 25 points in JU's home finale vs. USC Upstate
  • Tallied 17 points, eight rebounds and four steals vs. ETSU
  • Pulled down a combined 14 rebounds in two games for the Dolphins
  • Scored in double-digits in the last seven games
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Betsy Adams (Sr., FGCU) – Recorded seven rebounds and three assists vs. Stetson
2012-13 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Newcomer of the Week (School)
Nov. 13 Hannah Phillips (Lipscomb)
Katie Meador (FGCU)
Nov. 20 Sarah Hansen (FGCU)
Chelsea Mason (Kennesaw State)
Nov. 27 Victoria McGowan (Stetson)
Briona Brown (Jacksonville)
Dec. 4 Destiny Mitchell (ETSU)
Chelsea Mason (Kennesaw State)
Dec.11 Precious Bridges (Mercer)
Christine Roush (Northern Kentucky)
Dec.18 Tracie Sneed (Jacksonville)
Betsy Adams (FGCU)
Dec.26 Destinee Smith (North Florida)
Tiana Burley (ETSU)
Jan. 1 Sarah Hansen (FGCU)
Chelsea Mason (Kennesaw State)
Jan. 8 Victoria McGowan (Stetson)
Rianna Gayheart (Northern Kentucky)
Jan. 15 Precious Bridges (Mercer)
Briona Brown (Jacksonville)
Jan. 22 Precious Bridges (Mercer)
Katie Meador (FGCU)
Jan. 29 Precious Bridges (Mercer)
Brittany Starling (USC Upstate)
Feb. 5 Shanasa Sanders (Stetson)
Rianna Gayheart (Northern Kentucky)
Feb. 12 Shanasa Sanders (Stetson)
Chelsea Mason (Kennesaw State)
Feb. 19 Victoria McGowan (Stetson)
Brittany Starling (USC Upstate)
Feb. 26 Sarah Hansen (FGCU)
Queen Alford (Jacksonville)

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