Tianna Ayulo and Jobed Phanord Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week (Week 27)

Tianna Ayulo and Jobed Phanord Named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week (Week 27)

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (February 24, 2020) – Women's basketball junior Tianna Ayulo and men's track & field freshman Jobed Phanord have been named JWU Athletics Wildcats of the Week for the week ending February 23 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, led JWU to a 3-0 mark this past week, averaging 19.7 points-per-game and 7.7 rebounds-per-contest as the Wildcats finished the 2019-2020 regular season with a school-record 19 wins. The native of Hollywood, Florida, also dished out 14 assists, registered eight steals and recorded three blocked shots. Ayulo opened the week, posting 17 points and six rebounds at Thomas as the Wildcats clinched a top-4 in this year's TSC Women's Basketball Championships, marking the first time in school history that JWU will host a Sun Conference playoff game. Later that week, Ayulo scored 26 points (her 10th 20-point outing of the season) and registered nine rebounds and five assists for a 75-58 win over St .Thomas on Senior Day, clinching the No. 3 seed in this year's postseason tourney. The third-year Wildcat closed out the week with a 16-point, 8-rebound, and 6-assist outing at Florida Memorial for the team's 19th win of the season. On the year, Ayulo is averaging 17.5 points-per-game (No. 2 in the conference and No. 23 in the nation) and 7.5 rebounds-per-contest.

Phanord, a freshman thrower, posted the team's best result at the NSU Shark Invitational at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Florida, placing third in the men's discus with a throw of 30.34m. The result was a PR for the native of Boynton Beach, Florida, and a qualifying mark for the 2020 Sun Conference Track & Field Championships (April 25-26 in Bradenton, Florida). The throw is the second-best in the conference this season and the longest throw by a Wildcat since the 2014 outdoor season.

Wildcats of the Week
Week 27 (Feb. 24, 2020) –
Tianna Ayulo (Women's Basketball); Jobed Phanord (Men's Track & Field)
Week 26 (Feb. 17, 2020) – Tristan Stephens (Men's Basketball); Madyson Moy (Women's Golf)
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 Soccer)