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Fothergill earns A-Sun All-Academic Honors

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
by Kirk Downs

MACON, Ga. – The Lipscomb women’s basketball team continues to rack up postseason accolades after Danay Fothergill received Academic All-Atlantic Sun Conference honors, announced by the league office on Tuesday.

In addition to leading the Lady Bisons with her performance on the court, Fothergill has also been a leader in the classroom. The Somerset, Ky., native carried a 3.64 GPA while majoring in Interdisciplinary Teaching.

The redshirt-sophomore guard finished the regular season as the A-Sun’s top scorer, producing 18.2 points per game. Fothergill was the second-leading rebounder for the Lady Bisons, pulling down 4.1 boards per contest.

As the floor general for Lipscomb, Fothergill finished as the team’s second-leading assister, dishing 2.3 each time out.

Draining 2.1 treys per game, Fothergill is the league’s second best deep threat.

She was also second in the A-Sun going 134-of-178 from the charity stripe converting on 75.3 percent of her attempts.

Fothergill was named A-Sun Player of the Week on Jan. 20 after back-to-back 30-plus point performances against Mercer and Jacksonville.

Against the Bears, she scored a career-high 34. She then followed that up with 32 against the Dolphins.

Fothergill led the league with three 30-plus point games this year and was third with seven 20-plus point games.

Florida Gulf Coast's Sarah Hansen, who was named the conference player of the year on Monday, received Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades.  Hansen, a chemistry major holding a 3.88 GPA, led the Eagles by averaging 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

The A-Sun introduced the new sport-by-sport academic all-conference teams in the 2011-12 academic year to recognize student-athletes who embody the conference's mission of Building Winners for Life. All the members of the team boast a 3.30 GPA or better and participated in at least half of their team's games.