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FGCU Athletics continues to epitomize what embodies a student-athlete as the Eagles – who won the ASUN All-Sports Championship for the third-straight year in 2016-17 – extended their outstanding performance in the classroom with an impressive near-record 3.27 cumulative GPA for the spring of 2017.
Eagle student-athletes exceeded the FGCU undergraduate semester mark (3.08) for the 16th-consecutive semester. Thirteen of the Green and Blue’s 15 teams earned term GPAs of 3.0 or higher, including 12 which reached that mark on a cumulative basis. Additionally, eight programs posted at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA, and six secured a mark of 3.4 or higher.
One of the preeminent mid-major teams in the nation is once again building a stalwart schedule as the FGCU men’s basketball team has added Wichita State to its already-stout 2017-18 non-conference ledger.
The Shockers and Eagles will play at WSU’s Charles Koch Arena on Friday, Dec. 22, at a time still to be announced.
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FGCU head men’s basketball coach Joe Dooley announced on Friday that Rayjon Tucker has been released from his scholarship and will not return to the team.
“After speaking with Rayjon, we are both in agreement that he needs a fresh start,” said Dooley. “We thank him for his two years with the team and wish him luck in his feature endeavors.”
A native of Charlotte, N.C., the 6-5 Tucker averaged 7.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game last year as a sophomore.
FGCU Men’s and Women’s Basketball conference games are in full swing and this is the best time to get individual game tickets.
Below are the links for the FGCU Men’s and Women’s Basketball Schedule. Get your tickets early and order today online at FGCUTickets.com. Tickets are going fast for the conference games and to ensure your seat, order your tickets NOW! Our next 3 home games are important on how the ASUN will shape up and a good indicator of our NCAA Tournament hopes.
We cannot get there without you and cannot wait to see you at the game, and as always… GO EAGLES!
Women’s Basketball: http://fgcuathletics.com/schedule.aspx?path=wbball
Men’s Basketball: http://fgcuathletics.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball
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For the second consecutive season Fort Myers will not only host an MLS training camp but will also witness the FGCU men’s soccer program feature in a friendly match with the professional team. Alongside last month’s announcement of the Chicago Fire coming to the beach-lined FGCU campus, the Eagles and Fire will meet in a friendly Saturday Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by called the FGCU Ticket Office at 239-590-7145, or by visiting FGCUTickets.com. Admission for the event is $10 for adults and $7 for youth and military. Discounted group rates are also available and interested groups should call the ticket office for more information or to purchase at the group rate.
Last season, FGCU welcomed MLS member New York City FC to its campus for an 11-day period. To conclude the week, FGCU battled the professional side featuring international stars David Villa, Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo to a 1-0 loss in front of a standing room only crowd and FGCU Soccer Complex record 3,000 fans.
The FGCU Athletics Department has named women’s basketball playerTaylor Gradinjan and men’s basketball player Demetris Morant as recipients of the FGCU Athletics Scholar-Athlete of the Month award for December.
Each month during the school year, the FGCU Athletics Communication Office and Athletic Academic staff will choose a pair of Eagles as the FGCU Athletics Scholar-Athlete of the Month. Those selected for the honor will have exhibited a combination of superior athletic and overall academic success.
By BILL LEVY
About the only suspense in the Florida Gulf CoastUniversity women’s basketball team’s 89-40 victory over Savannah State in front of 1,115 fans on Monday night at Alico Arena would be whether all active Eagles players scored. Like most things on this night, FGCU would not be denied asSydnel McCaskill’s 3-pointer late in the game ensured every player had at least one field goal. In addition, all Eagles players had at least one rebound.
FGCU (11-6), in its last non-conference game of the season, was led by Erica Nelson’s 12 points. Jessica Cattani and Nasrin Ulel each had 11. Tytionia Adderly led FGCU in rebounds with ten.
FGCU opened the game by going on a 25-10 run in the first quarter. The Eagles then outscored Savannah State (2-10) to go into halftime leading 39-21. They put the game away for good by outscoring the Tigers 13-1 to start the third quarter and go up 52-22.