NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2019) – The Sun Conference announced its 2018-19 all-conference teams on Wednesday and sophomore Tianna Ayulo and senior JoNae Gonzales-Smith were among the 20 student-athletes voted on by the league's 10 head coaches.
Ayulo, a first-team selection, started in all 26 games for the Wildcats. The native of Hollywood, Florida, averaged 20.6 points-per-game (No. 2 in the conference and No. 6 in the nation) and 8.6 rebounds-per-contest (No. 5 in the conference and No. 36 in the nation). The second-year Wildcat is the only player in the Sun Conference to rank in the Top 10 in all four major statistical categories (points, rebounds, assists, steals). She averaged 3.9 assists-per-game (No. 7 in the conference) and 2.0 steals-per-contest (No. 7 in the conference). Shooting 49.3 percent from the floor (No. 6 in the conference and No. 29 in the nation), Ayulo became the first player in JWU history to score 500-or-more points in a single season (535). She also became the fourth player in Wildcat history to register 1,000 points in a career (1,024). Ayulo scored in double-figures in all but one game and reached 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). She produced nine double-doubles during the year and recorded the program's first triple-double, scoring 14 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists versus Florida National (11/6/18). For her performance versus the Conquistadors, Ayulo was named the TSC Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
Gonzales-Smith, a second-team honoree, started all 26 games for JWU. A two-time TSC Women's Basketball Player of the Week, Gonzales-Smith averaged 18.1 points-per-game (No. 4 in the conference and No. 17 in the nation) and 5.7 rebounds-per-contest. The native of Richmond, California, shot 42.0 percent from the floor (No. 9 in the conference) and converted 37.9 percent of her attempts from 3-point range (No. 5 in the conference and No. 46 in the nation). Gonzales-Smith led all Wildcats with 77 treys in 2018-19, averaging 3.0 3-point buckets-per-game (No. 3 in the conference and No. 14 in the nation). She drained 4-or-more 3-pointers in 10 games this season. Averaging 3.6 assists-per-game (No. 8 in the conference), Gonzales-Smith dished out 4-or-more assists 11 times, including a career-high eight versus Southeastern (1/26/19). The senior guard notched three double-doubles on the year and scored 20-or-more points nine times. She reached double-digits in scoring 22 times. Of the 20 30-point games in the Sun Conference this season, Gonzales-Smith recorded four of them (20.0 percent).
2018-19 Women's Basketball All-Sun Conference Teams
|Sarah Miller||Ave Maria||Jr.||Canton, Ohio|
|Brianna Gipson||Coastal Georgia||Sr.||Brunswick, Ga.|
|Brianna Battle||Florida Memorial||So.||Pompano Beach, Fla.|
|Kanesha Battle||Florida Memorial||Jr.||Pompano Beach, Fla.|
|Tianna Ayulo||Johnson & Wales (Fla.)||So.||Hollywood, Fla.|
|Donivan Dyson||Keiser||Sr.||Columbus, Ga.|
|Makenzie Cann||Southeastern||Sr.||Lawrenceburg, Ky.|
|Elsa Paulsson-Glantz||Southeastern||R-Sr.||Lulea, Sweden|
|Samara Auguste||St. Thomas||Sr.||West Palm Beach, Fla.|
|Ebony Griffin||St. Thomas||Sr.||Miramar, Fla.|
|Katie Houbolt||Ave Maria||Sr.||Oak Lawn, Ill.|
|Ayshia Baker||Coastal Georgia||Sr.||Lakeland, Fla.|
|Solrun Gisladottir||Coastal Georgia||So.||Hafnarfjordur, Iceland|
|JoNae Gonzales-Smith||Johnson& Wales (Fla.)||Sr.||Richmond, Calif.|
|Midori Long||Keiser||Jr.||Mebane, N.C.|
|Jaycee Coe||Southeastern||Sr.||Gainesboro, Tenn.|
|Halee Printz||Southeastern||Sr.||Tipp City, Ohio|
|Marlena Schmidt||Southeastern||Jr.||Eighty Four, Pa.|
|Micah Garvin||Thomas||Sr.||Longwood, Fla.|
|Taniya Patrick||Webber International||Fr.||Baltimore, Md.|