Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hansen Gets It Done On and Off the Court

By Jamie Church

Sarah Hansen’s leadership and ability is evident on the court. She ranks as FGCU’s all-time leader in points, rebounds, steals and free-throws made, and is on pace to set at least three additional school records.

The senior captain also ranks among the league’s top all-time performers in points scored and rebounds and has picked up countless awards and accolades for her athletic performances. Along with the

But her leadership and prowess extend beyond the playing surface and into the classroom and the community.

As a chemistry major, mathematics minor and honors student, Hansen currently holds a cumulative grade point average of 3.92. The fifth-year student-athlete has received a perfect 4.0 in four semesters at FGCU and earned Dean’s list or higher distinction in every semester of her academic career. She also holds the distinction of being a three-time Atlantic Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Outside the classroom, Hansen boasts an impressive résumé of community service accomplishments and has compiled over 120 hours of service-learning experience during her time at FGCU. Hansen has dedicated her time to organizations that serve youth programs in the local Fort Myers area with projects that include:

• Working with Imaginarium of Fort Myers, an interactive museum and aquarium where she organized trips for pre-school aged children and assisted in the Autism classrooms at San Carlos Park Elementary School

• Organizing a prom-type event called the ‘Spring Bling’ at the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

• Developing a new tutoring program that involved FGCU Athletics and the Quality Life Center, an organization dedicated to creating a climate of opportunity for at-risk youth in the area

For her tremendous achievements, Hansen has been selected as a nominee for both the Senior CLASS Award and the WBCA Good Works Team.

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