FGCU Pair, NJIT's Guarino Take Home #ASUNWBB Weekly Awards

FGCU Pair, NJIT's Guarino Take Home #ASUNWBB Weekly Awards

ATLANTA, Ga. -  FGCU's pair of Tanner Bryant and Davion Wingate and NJIT's Kelly Guarino had excellent showings on the court over the weekend and have been recognized as ASUN Conference Women's Basketball weekly award winners, announced by the league office on Monday.

Guarino earns her first career ASUN Player of the Week award and the first for NJIT as a program since the 2016-17 season when Alana Dudley claimed the honor. The senior produced one of the best games in her career, scoring a career-best 28 points against Colgate while tying her career-high with seven three-pointers made in the game. Helping to notch the second-straight road win for NJIT to move up the ASUN standings, Guarino is beginning to climb up individual standings as she draws near to career records for both the Highlanders and the ASUN. Currently sitting at 216 made three-pointers, the New York native needs just four more to tie for 10th place in ASUN history and six to break the NJIT all-time mark of which she already owns the Division I record.

The pair of Bryant and Wingate helped FGCU to a rout of Johnson & Wales (Fla.) at home, setting the program Division I record for points in a game at 109. Newcomer of the Week, Wingate set a career-high with 28 points in just 24 minutes off the bench. She also set career marks for field goals made (11) and tied her best career efforts with three three pointers and four steals in the game. Bryant claims the Freshman of the Week honor for the first time in her career and first time for FGCU in the program's history. She set a career-high with 16 points against JWU, also securing seven rebounds in the contest. Her third double-digit output of the season, the Ohio native has averaged 12.3 PPG in those contests, helping to raise her overall season average to 6.0.

ASUN Women's Basketball Player of the Week - Dec. 17th
Kelly Guarino, NJIT
Senior | Guard | Thiells, N.Y. | Business
- First Career ASUN Conference Player of the Week honor; first for NJIT since the 2016-17 season 
- Scored a career-high 28 points in NJIT's victory at Colgate, her second game of 26+ points this season
- Drained a career-high tying seven three-pointers vs. Colgate; bested previous season-best of six
- Moved into first place in the ASUN, making 36 three-point shots on the season, five more than the next-best total
- Sits as the all-time NJIT Division I three-point field goal leader, needing six to break the all-time program mark
- With 216 career three-pointers, Guarino is four away from tying for 10th place in ASUN history at 220

Other Nominees: Davion Wingate, FGCU; Jasmyn Brown, Jacksonville; Kamiyah Street, Kennesaw State; Arianna Emanuel-Wright, North Florida.

ASUN Women's Basketball Newcomer of the Week - Dec. 17th
Davion Wingate, FGCU
Junior | Guard | Atlanta, Ga.
- First Career ASUN Conference Newcomer of the Week award; third for FGCU this season
- Scored a career-high 28 points in 24 minutes off the bench vs. Johnson & Wales (Fla.)
- Set or tied career-highs in field goals made (11) and three-pointers made (three) against JWU
- Swiped four steals in her lone action of the weekend, tying her career-high
- More than doubled her season scoring total, adding 28 points to her previous 25 on the season
- Helped FGCU break its single-game scoring mark as a D-I program with 109 points in the team's win vs. JWU

Other Nominees: Amani Johnson, Kennesaw State; Jazz Bond, North Florida; Day'Neshia Banks, Stetson.

ASUN Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week - Dec. 17th
Tanner Bryant, FGCU
Freshman | Guard/Forward | Washington Court House, Ohio | Bioengineering
- First Career ASUN Conference Freshman of the Week Award
- First FGCU player in program history to receive ASUN Freshman of the Week honors
- Set career-highs in minutes (31), field goals (5), points (16) and rebounds (7) vs. Johnson & Wales (Fla.)
- Marked third career game scoring double-digit points, averaging 12.3 PPG in such contests
- Raised her season scoring average from 4.5 PPG to 6.0 after her 16-point night against JWU
- Helped FGCU break its single-game scoring mark as a D-I program with 109 points in the team's win vs. JWU

Other Nominees: Amani Johnson, Kennesaw State; Mya McMillian, Liberty.

ASUN Women's Basketball 2018-19 Weekly Winners
Nov. 12th - Player: Kamiyah Street, KSUNewcomer: Emily Lytle, LibertyFreshman: Amani Johnson, KSU
Nov. 19th - Player: Keri Jewett-Giles, FGCUNewcomer: Keri Jewett-Giles, FGCUFreshman: Amani Johnson, KSU
Nov. 26th - Player: Keri Jewett-Giles, FGCUNewcomer: Keri Jewett-Giles, FGCUFreshman: Johne' Stewart, Jacksonville
Dec. 3rd - Player: Chandler Ryan, FGCUNewcomer: Simina Avram, KSUFreshman: Lauren Gross, North Florida
Dec. 10th - Player: Brittany Panetti, UNANewcomer: Addi Walters, StetsonFreshman: Mya McMillian, Liberty
Dec. 17th - Player: Kelly Guarino, NJITNewcomer: Davion Wingate, FGCUFreshman: Tanner Bryant, FGCU