March 11, 2016 - by
Bulgak Named to Wade Watch List

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ( – 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



Player Institution Position Year
Jillian Alleyne University of Oregon Forward Senior
Ameryst Alston Ohio State University Guard Senior
Rachel Banham University of Minnesota Guard RS Senior
Imani Boyette University of Texas Center Senior
Adut Bulgak Florida State University Center Senior
Jordin Canada UCLA Guard Sophomore
Alaina Coates University of South Carolina Center Junior
Nia Coffey Northwestern University Forward Junior
Nina Davis Baylor University Forward Junior
Diamond DeShields University of Tennessee Guard RS Sophomore
Makayla Epps University of Kentucky Guard Junior
Moriah Jefferson University of Connecticut Guard Senior
Niya Johnson Baylor University Guard Senior
Brionna Jones University of Maryland Center Junior
Jonquel Jones George Washington University Forward Senior
Brittney Martin Oklahoma State University Guard Senior
Kelsey Mitchell Ohio State University Guard Sophomore
Tiffany Mitchell University of South Carolina Guard Senior
Adrienne Motley University of Miami Guard Junior
Kelsey Plum University of Washington Guard Junior
Aerial Powers Michigan State University Forward Junior
Azurà Stevens Duke University Forward Sophomore
Breanna Stewart University of Connecticut Forward Senior
Morgan Tuck University of Connecticut Forward Senior
Brianna Turner University of Notre Dame Forward Sophomore
Victoria Vivians Mississippi State University Guard Sophomore
Courtney Walker Texas A&M University Guard Senior
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough University of Maryland Guard Junior
Courtney Williams University of South Florida Guard Senior
A’ja Wilson University of South Carolina Forward Sophomore


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