Hansen/McGowan Land Mid-Major All-American Honors

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

MACON, Ga. – FGCU's Sarah Hansen and Stetson's Victoria McGowan added to their decorated career as they earned Full Court Mid-Major All-American honorable mention honors, as announced Saturday, April 6th.

Hansen’s All-American honorable mention status adds to her lengthy list of postseason awards, which includes College Sports Madness and Atlantic Sun Player of the Year honors, College Sports Madness and A-Sun first team all-conference, A-Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Capital One Academic All-America second team and College Sports Madness All-Mid Major first team.

The first student-athlete in FGCU history to earn Capital One Academic All-American status, Hansen posted team-highs of 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds to rank second and seventh, respectively in the A-Sun. Hansen finished in double figures a team-best 31 times, reaching the 20-point mark on nine occasions and recording eight double-doubles, capped by a 12 point, 11 rebound performance against Winthrop in the first round of the WNIT (Mar. 21).

Hansen wrapped up her third season with FGCU and sits as one of two players in program history to have recorded 1,400 points and 600 rebounds (Adrienne McNally; 2006-10). With one year of eligibility remaining, she currently ranks first in FGCU history with 1,439 points, while also ranking second in total rebounds (644), steals (185) and offensive rebounds (238), third in defensive rebounds (406) and ninth in assists (186).

In just three seasons, McGowan nearly became the women's basketball's program all-time leading scorer, moving into second place all-time during Stetson's 66-49 loss Saturday to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament. She finished with 1532 points, just 38 points shy of catching Michelle Michael for the all-time record.

McGowan has garnered in her career are second to none. She earned all-conference honors in each of her three seasons, including the Atlantic Sun's Player of the Year in 2012. She was named the A-Sun tournament MVP in 2011, and is the only Stetson student-athlete to earn A-Sun Player of the Year and tournament MVP during their career.

In 99 games McGowan scored in double figures an amazing 86 times. She had 15 games with double-digit rebounds, including a career-high 14 rebounds against UCLA.

McGowan recorded four career triple-doubles, including an NCAA-best three her junior year.