RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College senior Jeyvi Miavivululu (Paterson, N.J./Paterson Catholic) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 4, the CACC announced today. Miavivululu is the first Golden Falcon basketball player, male or female, to earn a CACC weekly award in the 2014-15 season.
Miavivululu, a 6-foot-7, 235-pound power forward, was honored on the strength of his performance in Felician's 64-60 home victory over regionally-ranked Holy Family University on Saturday. He broke a 60-60 tie by knocking down a 17-foot jump shot with 0:37.1 remaining to put the Golden Falcons ahead for good, capping a stretch which saw him score 10 of Felician's final 25 points. For the day he posted 18 points and seven rebounds.
Miavivululu has started all 12 games for the Golden Falcons this season. He is averaging 15.2 points and ranks ninth in the CACC with 7.8 rebounds per game. He is a 2009 graduate of Paterson Catholic High, and spent a postgraduate year at Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Conn.
More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/mbkb/2014-15/releases/1515MBBWeekly.
Also on Monday, Felician women's basketball junior guard Eliana Scanlon (New York, N.Y./Oak Hill Academy [Va.]) was named to that sport's CACC Weekly Honor Roll.
Felician men's basketball is guided by sixth-year head coach Dave DeFerrari of Secaucus. Miavivululu and the Golden Falcons (1-11, 1-5) are next in action on Wednesday, when they host Bloomfield College in CACC play at 8 p.m. at Job Gymnasium in Rutherford.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.