March 11, 2016 - by

Bulgak Named to Wade Watch List

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Senior center Adut Bulgak of Florida State Women’s Basketball has been named one of 30 student-athletes named to the Wade Watch List, announced on Friday by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

The Wade Trophy is presented to the nation’s most outstanding NCAA® Division I women’s basketball player each year – one who not only excels athletically, but also serves as a positive role model both on and off the court.  The acclaimed Wade Watch list, from which the Wade Trophy recipient is chosen, consists of players selected on the basis of game and season statistics, leadership, character, overall playing ability and the positive impact on her respective team.

Bulgak has followed her All-America junior campaign with another impressive season as a senior. The native of Edmonton, Canada, became just the 10th Seminole this year to make the All-ACC Team multiple times when she was named to the conference’s second team.

Bulgak is second on the Seminoles averaging 12.7 points along with a team-best 7.7 rebounds while shooting 48 percent (143-of-298) from the floor. Bulgak has a team-leading six double-doubles this year while also shooting 35.2 percent (25-of-71) from long range.

The senior leader also leads FSU in offensive rebounds per game (3.0), defensive rebounds per game (4.7), blocked shots (27), free throws made (70) and free throws attempted (99). In addition to being one of 30 named to the Wade Watch List, Bulgak is also a Senior CLASS Award finalist this season.

While aiding FSU to a 23-7 record and a 13-3 record in ACC play, Bulgak has recorded 18 double-figure scoring performances this year. She has six games with 20+ points this season, highlighted by a dominant 26-point, 10-rebound performance vs. UAB on Nov. 22. Against two of the ACC’s best teams, Bulgak recorded 22 points including four 3-point field goals at No. 8 Louisville and 23 points along with nine rebounds at No. 14 Syracuse.

She also earned her second career ACC Player of the Week Award on Nov. 23, 2015, following consecutive double-doubles vs. Tulane (18 points, 10 rebounds) and UAB.

Bulgak has also developed her passing game, especially when being double teamed. She has more than doubled her assists total from last season with 37 compared to her 15 assists as a junior.

The WBCA will officially announce The Wade Trophy winner during the WBCA National Convention, held in conjunction with the NCAA® Women’s Final Four® in Indianapolis.

 

Bulgak Named to Wade Watch List

 

WADE WATCH LIST MEMBERS:

PlayerInstitutionPositionYear
Jillian AlleyneUniversity of OregonForwardSenior
Ameryst AlstonOhio State UniversityGuardSenior
Rachel BanhamUniversity of MinnesotaGuardRS Senior
Imani BoyetteUniversity of TexasCenterSenior
Adut BulgakFlorida State UniversityCenterSenior
Jordin CanadaUCLAGuardSophomore
Alaina CoatesUniversity of South CarolinaCenterJunior
Nia CoffeyNorthwestern UniversityForwardJunior
Nina DavisBaylor UniversityForwardJunior
Diamond DeShieldsUniversity of TennesseeGuardRS Sophomore
Makayla EppsUniversity of KentuckyGuardJunior
Moriah JeffersonUniversity of ConnecticutGuardSenior
Niya JohnsonBaylor UniversityGuardSenior
Brionna JonesUniversity of MarylandCenterJunior
Jonquel JonesGeorge Washington UniversityForwardSenior
Brittney MartinOklahoma State UniversityGuardSenior
Kelsey MitchellOhio State UniversityGuardSophomore
Tiffany MitchellUniversity of South CarolinaGuardSenior
Adrienne MotleyUniversity of MiamiGuardJunior
Kelsey PlumUniversity of WashingtonGuardJunior
Aerial PowersMichigan State UniversityForwardJunior
Azurà StevensDuke UniversityForwardSophomore
Breanna StewartUniversity of ConnecticutForwardSenior
Morgan TuckUniversity of ConnecticutForwardSenior
Brianna TurnerUniversity of Notre DameForwardSophomore
Victoria ViviansMississippi State UniversityGuardSophomore
Courtney WalkerTexas A&M UniversityGuardSenior
Shatori Walker-KimbroughUniversity of MarylandGuardJunior
Courtney WilliamsUniversity of South FloridaGuardSenior
A’ja WilsonUniversity of South CarolinaForwardSophomore

 

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