FIT Basketball Players Sam Daniel, Julie McCarthy Named Mike Erdman Auto Group Athletes of the Week
By Florida Tech // December 22, 2016
for the week of Dec. 12–19
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Women’s basketball’s Julie McCarthy and men’s basketball’s Sam Daniel have been named Mike Erdman Auto Group Athletes of the Week for their performances during the week of Dec. 12–19.
McCarthy posted a pair of strong outings for FIT at the Palm Beach Atlantic Holiday Hoops Classic. The senior recorded a double-double on 25 points and 10 rebounds to go along with two blocks in helping keep the Panthers in the game late in a 68-61 defeat to No. 4 Bellarmine on Sunday.
The Honefoss, Norway product was one rebound shy of a second straight double-double in Monday’s 64-53 loss to Shaw, notching 11 points, nine rebounds and two steals.
Following Monday’s action, McCarthy was named to the Holiday Hoops Classic All-Tournament Team.
Daniel had two impressive performances to lead the Panthers to a 2-0 record in the Florida Tech Winter Classic.
The Kingsland, Georgia native tallied 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists in FIT’s 89-77 victory over Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. He came back the next game to drop 32 points, 21 of which from beyond the arc, to help Florida Tech return from a halftime deficit and pull away late with a 99-77 victory over Point.
Daniel also pulled down 12 rebounds against the Skyhawks to complete the double-double.
After the holiday break, both basketball teams return to Sunshine State Conference action against Lynn on Friday, Dec. 30, in Boca Raton, Florida.
The women’s game is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. ET and the men will follow at 7:30 p.m. Fans can access links to live coverage of the action at FloridaTechSports.com