NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (July 30, 2019) – We are down to the final four of the Top 10 moments in JWU Athletics from the 2018-19 season.
So far, the countdown has featured student-athletes' success in the classroom, record-setting seasons, and outstanding individual and team performances.
Today we feature a moment that is the culmination of one student-athlete's accomplishments over her career (albeit only two seasons so far).
With the No. 4 moment of 2018-19…..
No. 4 – Tianna Ayulo Scores 1,000 Points
Sophomore Tianna Ayulo entered the Wildcat's game at Keiser on February 9, 2019, needing just nine points to become the fourth player in Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball history to reach the 1,000-point plateau.
Averaging 21.8 points-per-game coming into the contest, it was just a matter of time before the native of Hollywood, Florida, reached that goal. Ayulo, who also became the first player in JWU history to score 500 points in a season (accomplished the game before), scored her 1,000th point following a made layup at the 4:08 mark in the third quarter. She would finish the game with 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting with a team-high nine rebounds, a game-high five assists, and a contest-best four steals as the Wildcats completed the season sweep of Keiser, 86-69.
With 1,000 points, Auylo joins Diamond Williams (1,595), Myia Russell (1,496), and Kristina Bridges (1,339) as the only women's basketball players to reach 1,000 points for their careers.
Ayulo finished the 2018-19 campaign with 1,024 points with two full seasons remaining. Posting a single-season record in points (535), the JWU forward averaged 20.6 points-per-game (No. 2 in the conference and No. 5 in the nation), scoring in double-figures in all but one game and reaching the 20-point plateau 14 times. She also scored 30-or-more points three times, including a career-high 33 points at Warner (1/10/19).
Congratulations to Tianna Ayulo as her career milestone is our No. 4 moment.
We will return to the countdown on Thursday with the No. 3 moment.
Top 10 Moments of the 2018-19 Season
No. 10 - Audrey Gant and Savannah Jackson become the first Wildcats in school history to be named Academic All-Americans®
No. 9 - Savannah Jackson and Tianna Ayulo become their program's first All-America honorees
No. 8 - Men's Basketball Knocks Off #16 Warner on Senior Day
No. 7 - Volleyball Claims Program's First Sun Conference Win
No. 6 - Men's Golf Extends Consecutive Appearances in the NAIA National Tournament to 19
No. 5 - Fernando Arzeno Sets Men's Soccer's Single-Season Mark for Goals and Points
No. 4 - Tianna Ayulo Scores 1,000 Points
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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138).
About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
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