Adenugba, Ayanbeku Named MSU Athletes of the Week for December 6

Montclair, NJ (12/6/10) - Sophomore track standout Niyi Adenugba (North Brunswick, NJ / North Brunswick) and basketball senior Kisandra Ayanbeku (Brockton, MA / Randolph) were named MSU Athletes of the Week for December 6..

Adenugba was named the NJAC Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week after helping Montclair State get off to a solid start in the Red Hawks’ season-opening meet at the Wesleyan Invitational last Saturday. Adenugba had a outstanding day as the Red Hawks posted six first-place finishes, including a 1-2-3 showing in two different events. Adenbugba won the long jump and high jump before finishing third in the 55 hurdles. He leaped 6.16 meters (20-feet, 2.5-inches) in winning the long jump and then went 1.78 meters (5-10) in taking top honors in the high jump. He capped his day with a time of 8.70 seconds in the hurdles.

Ayanbeku averaged 14.0 points and 7.0 rebounds while becoming the newest member of the Montclair State 1,000-point club as the Red Hawks split a pair of games last week. She scored 23 points and added five rebounds and three assists as MSU fell to No. 15 William Paterson on the road. In that game Ayanbeku became the 16th player in MSU women’s basketball history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau. She closed out the week with five points and nine rebounds in a 54-43 win at home against Rutgers-Camden.