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. (Feb. 4, 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 February 3, 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 guard, averaged 19.0 points- and 8.5 rebounds-per-game while shooting 44.1 percent from the floor and 41.2 percent from 3-point range last week. The native of Miami also collected a team-high 10 assists. The first-year Wildcat began the week scoring 20 points and notching a career-high 10 rebounds at St. Thomas (1/31) for the first double-double of his JWU career. Adams converted 53.3 percent from the floor (8-of-15) while draining 4-of-9 shots from downtown versus the Bobcats. He also dished out three assists. Two days later, Adams poured in 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds versus Florida Memorial (2/2). He also recorded a game-high seven assists versus the Lions. On the year, Adams is averaging a team-high 13.2 points-per-game (No. 12 in the conference) and 4.0 rebounds-per-contest. He leads the team in steals (36) and assists (85). His steals-per-game average ranks No. 4 in the conference (1.6) while his assists-per-contest average ranks No. 5 in the conference (3.9).

Ayulo, a sophomore forward, averaged 25.0 points-per-game and 10.5 boards-per-contest to help guide the Wildcats to a 1-1 record in conference play last week. She also tallied 10 assists, three blocked shots and four steals on the week. The native of Hollywood, Florida, began the week, scoring 26 points and registering six rebounds to go along with four assists, two blocked shots and two steals at St. Thomas. The 20-point performance was her 13th of the season. The second-year Wildcat followed that up with her ninth double-double of the season (third-most in the conference), scoring 24 points and grabbing a career-high 15 rebounds as JWU downed Florida Memorial, 85-79, on Saturday. Her 24 points moved Ayulo to just nine points shy of 1,000 for her career. She also became the first player in JWU history to score 500-or-more points in a single season (502). With 24 points on Saturday, Ayulo has registered 20-or-more points in six-straight games. Ayulo leads the Sun Conference in scoring, averaging 21.8 points-per-game (No. 3 in the nation). She is currently one of only six players in the nation to have scored 500-or-more points this season. On the year, Ayulo is averaging 8.4 rebounds-per-game (No. 6 in the conference and No. 36 in the nation) while shooting 50.8 percent from the floor (No. 13 in the conference and No. 24 in the nation). She is also averaging 2.1 steals-per-game (No. 6 in the conference).

Honorable mention: Alexis McClain (women's basketball) – Averaged 16.5 points-per-game and 9.5 rebounds-per-contest; JoNae Gonzales-Smith (women's basketball) – Scored 14.0 points-per-game and grabbed 5.5 rebounds-per-contest; Jacknelson Joseph (men's basketball) – Recorded a career-high-tying 26 points versus Florida Memorial.

Wildcats of the Week
Week 23 (Feb. 4, 2019) – Dwayne Adams (Men's Basketball); Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball)
Week 22 (Jan. 28, 2019) – JoNae Gonzales-Smith (Women's Basketball); Dylan McHugh (Men's Basketball)
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)