Tianna Ayulo and Negus Hazel Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week (Week 25)

Tianna Ayulo and Negus Hazel Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week (Week 25)

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (February 10, 2020) – Women's basketball junior Tianna Ayulo and men's basketball redshirt freshman Negus Hazel have been named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week for the week ending February 9 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. 

Ayulo, a junior forward, produced 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season (tied for No. 6 in the conference) on Saturday. The native of Hollywood, Florida, went 6-of-18 from the floor while dishing out two assists, recording three steals and registering one blocked shot. Of her 12 total rebounds, 10 were recorded on the offensive glass, as JWU out-rebounded Coastal Georgia, 25-18 in offensive rebounds. On the year, Ayulo is averaging 16.6 points-per-game (No. 3 in the conference and No. 36 in the nation) and 7.5 rebounds-per-contest (No. 11 in the conference). With 53 total steals in 2019-2020, Ayulo is averaging 2.5 steals-per-game (No. 5 in the conference and No. 32 in the nation).  

Hazel, a redshirt freshman guard, guided JWU to a 1-1 mark this past week in Sun Conference action, setting a career high in point on Friday then breaking that mark one day later. The native of the Bronx, New York, posted a career-best 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field including five 3-pointers versus Thomas as the Wildcats knocked off Thomas, 73-58. A day later, Hazel reached the 20-point plateau for the first time in his career, scoring 21 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the floor and 10-of-11 shooting from the free-throw line. Hazel's previous career high was three points. On the week, he notched a team-best nine treys while shooting 75.0 percent from beyond the arc. His 61.1 percent shooting from the field led JWU as the second-year Wildcat reached double-figures in back-to-back games.

Wildcats of the Week
Week 25 (Feb. 10, 2020) –
Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball); Negus Hazel (Men's Basketball)
Week 24 (Feb. 3, 2020) – Kevin Rostamian (Men's Basketball); Alexis McClain (Women's Basketball)
Week 23 (Jan. 27, 2020) – Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball); Kevin Rostamian (Men's Basketball)
Week 22 (Jan. 20, 2020)Alex Doane (Men's Basketball); Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball)
Week 21 (Jan. 13, 2020)
Jordan McDuffie (Women's Basketball); Vince Ventulan (Men's Basketball)
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