RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College junior Jeyvi Miavivululu (Paterson, N.J./Paterson Catholic) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week for the period ending Nov. 10, the CACC announced on Monday. Miavivululu was honored as part of the first set of CACC weekly awards for the 2013-14 season.
Miavivululu, a 6-foot-7, 235-pound forward/center, ended a two-year hiatus and made his collegiate debut in Felician's 113-85 loss at the University of Bridgeport on Saturday. He scored 15 points in that game, and came back the next day with 13 points and eight rebounds in a 90-81 setback to Molloy College. For the weekend, he shot 57 percent from the floor (12 for 21).
Miavivululu is a native of Lausanne, Switzerland, and a 2009 graduate of Paterson Catholic. He also attended a postgraduate year at Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Conn. Miavivululu was ineligible for NCAA competition while studying at Felician for the last two years.
Also on Monday, Felician senior guard Anthony Obery (Roselle, N.J./Abraham Clark) was named to the CACC Weekly Honor Roll. More information is available at http://caccathletics.org/sports/mbkb/2013-14/releases/20131111-MBKB-report.pdf.
Golden Falcon women's volleyball sophomore outside hitter Olivia Emerson (Sparks, Nev./Edward C. Reed) was selected for that sport's CACC Weekly Honor Roll on Monday as well.
Felician men's basketball is guided by fifth-year head coach David DeFerrari of Secaucus. Miavivululu, Obery and the Golden Falcons (0-2, 0-0) next compete on Wednesday, when then begin their CACC slate by traveling to Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y., for an 8 p.m. tip-off.
Felician College is a coeducational, liberal arts, Catholic college, enrolling 2,300 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Teacher Education, and Health Sciences and Nursing. A Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Felician College competes in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cross-country, men's golf, women's volleyball, and cheerleading. Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters in the Franciscan tradition, Felician College is located on two campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey.