Courtesy Atlantic Sun
Stetson University senior guard Shanasa Sanders (Jacksonville, Fla.) elevated her game for the Hatters in the last month of the regular season and as a result earned the Crons Achiever Award for February.
A-Sun fans were impressed with Sanders' performance, as she garnered 48 percent of the vote.
Sanders had an incredible month of February, earning two A-Sun Player of the Week awards and averaging a team-high 17.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. She opened the month with a 23-point outburst at UNF, then recorded an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double at Jacksonville, helping the Hatters rally on the road for a 21-point win. She also scored her 1,000th career point in the Jacksonville game and later earned her first career Player of the Week honor.
The next week she helped Stetson to a pair of home wins, scoring 17 points vs. ETSU and 23 again vs. USC Upstate, once again claiming the league’s Player of the Week honor. She added 18 points at Northern Kentucky, 17 points at Lipscomb, and 16 points at home against Kennesaw State.
For the month, Sanders shot 49% from the floor, 35% from behind the arc, and 81.5% from the free throw line. She scored 16 points or more and grabbed five or more rebounds in seven of the Hatters’ eight games. She helped lead Stetson to a second-place finish in the regular season and helped set a program record for most conference wins in school history (14).
As the Official Motivation and Apparel Brand of the Atlantic Sun Conference, Crons sponsors the monthly "Achiever Award" to recognize what A-Sun fans deem the most notable performance from each month. The Crons Brand provides what it calls “high quality motivational apparel, merchandise, and accessories to inspire people to get better and constantly strive for their goals.” It also strives to reinforce positive messages to athletes about what it takes to be a winner and the importance of working harder than anyone else in order to reach their full potential.
Crons communicates this message through four separate product categories: Team Gear, Lifestyle Apparel, Nutritional Products, and School Programs. Crons is a national brand with its message-themed and motivational merchandise and apparel already in use by more than 500 schools and organizations in 25 states. Crons perpetuates its message through its Achievers Program, designed to teach students the importance of setting and achieving goals. The program focuses on fostering skills that will help young people set smart, measurable goals now and in the future – leading to academic, personal and professional success.
A no. 14 seed in the NCAA Tournament, Stetson (24-8) will face third-seeded UCLA (25-7) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, in a game broadcast nationally by ESPN2.