Dwayne Adams and Tianna Ayulo Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week

Dwayne Adams and Tianna Ayulo Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2019) – Men's basketball freshman Dwayne Adams and women's basketball sophomore Tianna Ayulo have been named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week for the week ending January 20, the Athletic Department announced on Monday.

The Wildcats of the Week honor is a weekly award given to the top performing student-athlete among the 11 intercollegiate sports sponsored at JWU. Awarded to the top male and female student-athlete each week by the JWU Athletic Department, those named the Wildcat of the Week will become eligible to be named the Sergio's Player of the Month for the corresponding month. 

Adams, a freshman point guard, finished last week, averaging 22.5 points-per-game with 11 assists and eight steals as JWU went 1-1 in Sun Conference action. The native of Miami, Florida, opened the week scoring a game-high 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the floor and 2-of-2 shooting from the free-throw line to help lead the Wildcats to their second-straight conference win. Adams produced 16 of his 18 total point in the second half including his two made free throws which he converted with 12 seconds left in the game with JWU leading by just one, 62-61, over Thomas. Adams also dished out a game-high five assists and registered four steals. Two days later, Adams scored a career-high 27 points on 9-of-19 shooting from the floor while draining five 3-point buckets versus Coastal Georgia. Adams also dished out six assists, marking the sixth-straight game of five-or-more assists for the first-year Wildcat. Adams ended the night with four steals. On the year, Adams is averaging 12.7 points-per-game (No. 13 in the conference) on 40.7 percent shooting from the floor and 75.0 percent shooting from the free-throw line (No. 11 in the conference). He is averaging 1.9 steals-per-game (No. 2 in the conference and No. 28 in the nation). Adams is also among the conference leader in assists, averaging 4.0 assists-per-game (No. 4 in the conference and No. 44 in the nation).

Ayulo, a sophomore forward, notched a pair of double-doubles last week to average 24.5 points-per-game and 10.5 rebounds-per-contest for the Wildcats. The native of Hollywood, Florida, also notched four assists and four steals while shooting 47.5 percent from the floor. Ayulo began the week scoring 28 points and grabbing 11 rebounds versus Thomas to help lead JWU to a 76-57 win over the Night Hawks. The performance marked her 11th 20-point outing of the year and seventh double-double of 2018-19. On Saturday, she added 21 points and registered 10 boards versus Coastal Georgia. In that contest, Ayulo shot 50.0 percent from the floor for her 12th game of the season of 20-or-more points as well as her eighth double-double of the season (fourth-most in the conference). On the year, Ayulo is averaging 21.0 points-per-game (No. 1 in the conference and No. 4 in the nation) and 8.5 rebounds-per-contest (No. 5 in the conference and No. 37 in the nation). She is shooting 49.8 percent from the floor (No. 5 in the conference and No. 24 in the nation) while converting 67.8 percent of her attempts from the charity stripe.

Honorable mention: JoNae Gonzales-Smith (women's basketball) – Averaged 11.0 points-per-game and recorded 10 assists; Jordan McDuffie (women's basketball) – Averaged 16.0 points-per-game and 5.0 rebounds-per-contest;  Alexis McClain (women's basketball) – Averaged 10.0 rebounds-per-game and blocked a team-high five shots; Tristan Stephens (men's basketball) – Averaged 9.0 points-per-game and 7.0 boards-per-contest; Jacknelson Joseph (men's basketball) – Scored 9.0 points-per-game.

Wildcats of the Week
Week 21 (Jan. 21, 2019) – Dwayne Adams (Men's Basketball); Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball)
Week 20 (Jan. 14, 2019) – Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball); Jacknelson Joseph (Men's Basketball)
Week 19 (Jan. 7, 2019) – Dwayne Adams (Men's Basketball); JoNae Gonzales-Smith (Women's Basketball)
Week 18 (Dec. 31, 2018) – Alexis McClain (Women's Basketball); Dwayne Adams (Men's Basketball)
Week 17 (Dec. 17, 2018) – Dwayne Adams (Men's Basketball); JoNae Gonzales-Smith (Women's Basketball)
Week 16 (Dec. 10, 2018) Alexis McClain (Women's Basketball); Tristan Stephens (Men's Basketball)
Week 15 (Dec. 3, 2018) – Michael Stuart (Men's Basketball); Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball)
Week 14 (Nov. 26, 2018) – JoNae Gonzales-Smith (Women's Basketball); Dwayne Adams (Men's Basketball)
Week 13 (Nov. 19, 2018) – Dwayne Adams (Men's Basketball); Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball)
Week 12 (Nov. 12, 2018) – Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball); Michael Stuart (Men's Basketball);  
Week 11 (Nov. 5, 2018) – Fernando Arzeno (Men's Soccer); Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)
Week 10 (Oct. 29, 2018) – Vanessa Orozco (Volleyball); Fernando Arzeno (Men's Soccer)
Week 9 (Oct. 22, 2018)
Patricio Rolon (Men's Soccer); Kellie Fitzpatrick (Women's Soccer)
Week 8 (Oct. 15, 2018)Carissa Sanchez (Women's Soccer); Cody Booska (Men's Golf)
Week 7 (Oct. 8, 2018)Tim Petersen (Men's Soccer); Audrey Gant (Women's Soccer)
Week 6 (Oct. 1, 2018)Sharell Nairn (Volleyball); Fernando Arzeno (Men's Soccer)
Week 5 (Sept. 24, 2018)
Fernando Arzeno (Wen's soccer); Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)
Week 4 (Sept. 17, 2018) – Savannah Swenson (Volleyball)
Week 3 (Sept. 10, 2018) –
Valentin Salinas (Men's Soccer); Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)
Week 2 (Sept. 3, 2018) – Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer); Rodrigo Doben (Men's Soccer)
Week 1 (Aug. 27, 2018) – Valentin Salinas (Men's Soccer); Sharell Nairn (Volleyball)