Less than three weeks after leading FGCU to its first NCAA Tournament appearance, redshirt-sophomore Sarah Hansen and senior Courtney Chihil were named to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Asso-ciation (DI-AAA ADA) Women's Scholar-Athlete Team, the organization announced Tuesday, April. 3. The DI-AAA ADA also honored Hansen as the Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year to highlight the Scholar-Athlete Team.
This marks the second and third time a women's basketball player for the Eagles has been named to the DI-AAA ADA Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete Team (Chihil; 2011). FGCU is the only school in the A-Sun to have a player on the Scholar-Athlete team and the only team in the state to be represented.
Hansen and Chihil were dominant performers this year, leading the Eagles (29-3) to a NCAA Tournament appearance and the program's first Atlantic Sun Champion-ship in their first year of postseason eligibility.