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FGCU women’s basketball takes home series of ASUN postseason awards

On the eve of its ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship Quarterfinal matchup against UNF, the FGCU women’s basketball team had four members collect ASUN Postseason awards. Announced by ASUN on Thursday, March 2, Rosemarie Julien took home ASUN Newcomer of the Year and claimed a spot on the ASUN All-Conference First Team. Jordin Alexander earned a spot on the ASUN All-Conference Second Team. Rounding out FGCU’s award recipients, Tytiona Adderly was named to the ASUN All-Freshmen team, while Taylor Gradinjan received a spot on the ASUN All-Academic team thanks to her 4.0 GPA. Becoming the program’s first ever ASUN Newcomer...

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FGCU men’s basketball rides strong performance from Goodwin to book a spot in the ASUN Final

(Filmed and edited by Matt Ricci) With a spot in the ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship Final on the line, the No.1 FGCU men’s basketball team defeated No.5 Kennesaw State 74-62 to move one step closer to the NCAA Tournament. “I feel like today we came out with a lot of energy,” Demetris Morant said. “On defense we were relaxed at first, but we picked it up as the game went on and that helped us get the win.” With the ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship crown and a spot in the NCAA tournament up for grabs, the Eagles will host...

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FGCU men’s basketball routs Stetson to advance to ASUN Championship Semifinal

Edging out Stetson 80-70 just four days ago, the top-seeded FGCU men’s basketball punched its ticket to the ASUN Championship Semifinal with an 87-57 victory over the eight-seeded Hatters. “I thought our guys had a good energy level to begin the game, and the ball moved a lot better than it did the other night,” FGCU head coach Joe Dooley said. “Our defense after the first few minutes was much better. We defended the 3-point line and didn’t give up as many easy baskets.” Scoring 16 of his 19 points in the second half, Zach Johnson led a quartet...

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Preview: ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship Quarterfinal

Fresh of its first outright ASUN regular season title, the No. 1 FGCU men’s basketball team will take on No. 8 Stetson in the Quarterfinals of the ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Alico Arena. Playing just four days ago, the top-seeded Eagles edged out the eighth-seeded Hatters 80-70 in a back-and-forth game to claim the regular-season crown. Before battling it out against the Hatters in their regular-season finale, the Eagles defeated Stetson 89-88 in their first conference game of the season in Deland on Jan. 7. FGCU will look to defeat the...

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FGCU women’s basketball comes up short of regular season crown with overtime loss to Stetson

With a chance to claim its seventh consecutive ASUN regular-season title in its regular-season finale, the FGCU women’s basketball team fell short of the regular-season crown with a 67-64 loss to Stetson in overtime. Leading the way on offense in the Eagles loss, Erica Nelson finished with 17 points despite only playing 17 minutes due to foul trouble. Playing a season-high 45 minutes, Jordin Alexander finished with 15 points. Joining Alexander and Nelson in double figures, China Dow and Tytiona Adderly finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively. With the game tied at 54 with two seconds remaining in...

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Preview: Men’s golf at The Legacy Intercollegiate

Competing in its first intercollegiate of 2017, the FGCU men’s golf team will travel to Longwood to compete in the Legacy Intercollegiate from Feb. 27 to 28. Hosted by fellow ASUN member Stetson, FGCU will take on Bethune-Cookman, Embry-Riddle, FAU, Wofford, Presbyterian, Western Carolina, Savannah State, Morehead State, Keiser, Maryland Eastern Shore and the U.S. Naval Academy in the 54-hole tournament. In their last time out, the Eagles finished second of 16 teams at Homewood/Hilton Garden Airport and FGCU Classic in October 2016. After competing in Stetson’s inaugural Legacy Intercollegiate, the Eagles will travel to Fort Lauderdale to compete...

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FGCU men’s basketball wins first outright ASUN regular season title

Coming into its regular-season finale against Stetson with a share of the ASUN regular season title, the FGCU men’s basketball team claimed its first outright regular-season crown in program history with a 80-70 victory over the Hatters. “This is not something easy,” Zach Johnson said. “You’ve got to come in and work every day. And to accomplish that, especially with this being the first time the school accomplished that, is an amazing feeling, and I’m just happy to be a part of it.” Making their final 10 free throws in the last minute to secure their victory, the Eagles...

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Softball at FGCU/Four Points by Sheraton Invitational

Returning to the FGCU Softball Complex following a 1-4 outing at the Triple Crown Sports Puerto Vallarta Challenge in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the FGCU softball team will host the FGCU/Four Points by Sheraton Invitational from Feb. 24 to 26. Playing in double headers on Friday and Saturday, the Eagles will take on Boston College at 6 p.m. and Hofstra at 8:15 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, FGCU will take on Rutgers at 11:15 a.m. and Wisconsin at 1:30 p.m. Closing out the invitational on Sunday, the Eagles will take on FIU at 2:30 p.m. Before traveling to Orlando to...

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Preview: Women’s swimming and diving at Last Chance Meet

CLARIFICATION: A preview in the Feb. 22 edition of Eagle News incorrectly stated the location and the dates of the event below. The story below contains the correct information. Coming off of its eighth consecutive CCSA championship, four individuals from the FGCU women’s swim team will travel to Gainesville to compete in the Last Chance Meet from Feb. 24 to 26 at the Stephen C. O’Connel Center Natatorium. With the NCAA Diving Qualifications taking place March 6 to 8 and the NCAA Championships taking place from March 15, Katie Latham, Doris Eichorn, Fanny Teijonsalo and Evita Leter will have...

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Preview: Baseball vs. Bethune-Cookman

Following their matchup against Eastern Michigan on Wednesday, Feb. 22, the FGCU baseball team will take on Bethune-Cookman in a three-game series from Feb. 24 to 26 at Swanson Stadium. With a 12-9 all-time record against the Wildcats, the Eagles went 2-1 in their last three-game series against Bethune-Cookman last March. Winning the first and third game of the series 9-6 and 15-5, the Eagles were defeated 1-0 in game two. Opening their season with a three-game series sweep over Boston College, the Wildcats will travel to Daytona Beach to face FAU before traveling to Fort Myers to take...

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