Tristan Stephens and Tianna Ayulo Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week (Week 20)

Tristan Stephens and Tianna Ayulo Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week (Week 20)

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (January 6, 2020) – Men's basketball sophomore Tristan Stephens and women's basketball junior Tianna Ayulo have been named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week for the week ending January 5 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. 

Stephens, a sophomore forward, helped JWU pick up its first conference win of the season with an 83-73 victory over Webber International on Saturday. It marked the team's third-straight win. The native of West Palm Beach, Florida, posted his second double-double of the season, scoring 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting from the floor and 3-of-8 shooting from the free-throw line, and grabbing 10 rebounds versus the Warriors. The 11-point outing marked the seventh time this season Stephens has scored in double-figures. On the year, Stephens is averaging 10.0 points-per-game and 5.9 rebounds-per-contest. The second-year Wildcat is shooting 49.1 percent from the floor and totaled 27 assists and 18 steals.   

Ayulo, a junior forward, averaged 16.7 points-per-game and 5.7 rebounds-per-contest to help JWU improve to 10-3 overall this past week. The native of Hollywood, Florida, scored 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the floor while leading JWU in rebounding (9) and assists (8) to guide the Wildcats to a 73-57 win over No. 25 Lawrence Tech. Two days later, Ayulo and Wildcats nearly pulled off the biggest upset in program history, falling to the No. 9-ranked Taylor Trojans, 78-75. Ayulo added 16 points, recorded five rebounds, dished out a team-high five assists, and record a team-high-tying four steals. She closed out the week, scoring 12 points versus the Webber International Warriors, marking the 12th game of 10-or-more points for the third-year Wildcat. On the year, Ayulo is averaging 16.0 points-per-game (No. 5 in the conference and No. 39 in the nation) and 7.3 rebounds-per-contest (No. 12 in the conference). Averaging 3.8 assists-per-game, Ayulo ranks No. 4 in the conference and No. 41 in the nation. Her 37 steals (No. 41 in the nation) are second on the team, averaging 2.8 steals-per-game (No. 4 in the conference and No. 23 in the nation).

Wildcats of the Week
Week 20 (Jan. 6, 2020)
Tristan Stephens (Men's Basketball); Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball)
Week 19 (Dec. 20, 2019) – N/A
Week 18 (Dec. 23, 2019) Dante Pace (Men's Basketball); Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball)
Week 17 (Dec. 16, 2019) – N/A
Week 16 (Dec. 9, 2019) – Kevin Rostamian (Men's Basketball); Jordan McDuffie (Women's Basketball)
Week 15 (Dec. 2, 2019) – N/A
Week 14 (Nov. 25, 2019)
Alex Doane (Men's Basketball); Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball)
Week 13 (Nov. 18, 2019)Shykim Gillion (Women's Basketball); Alex Marciulonis (Men's Soccer)
Week 12 (Nov. 11, 2019) – N/A
Week 11 (Nov. 4, 2019) –
Dante Pace (Men's Basketball); Olivia Patrow (Women's Golf)
Week 10 (Oct. 28, 2019)Denise Mendoza (Women's Soccer); Mark Osaghae (Men's Soccer)
Week 9 (Oct. 21, 2019) – Fernando Arzeno (Men's Soccer); Ashlyn Hannus (Women's Soccer)
Week 8 (Oct. 15, 2019) Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer); Alex Marciulonis (Men's Soccer)
Week 7 (Oct. 7, 2019) – Lucas Colodrero (Men's Soccer); Sharell Nairn (Volleyball)
Week 6 (Sept. 30, 2019)
Sawyer Hall (Women's Soccer); Matt Maloney (Men's Golf)
Week 5 (Sept. 23, 2019) – Olivia Patrow (Women's Golf)
Week 4 (Sept. 16, 2019) – Denise Mendoza (Women's Soccer); Jens Bendiksen (Men's Golf)
Week 3 (Sept. 9, 2019) – N/A
Week 2 (Sept. 4, 2019) Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)
Week 1 (Aug. 26, 2018) – Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)