Gunjina, Bugarski Share EFSC Student-Athlete of Week Honors
By Space Coast Daily // January 14, 2014
GUNJINA'S LATE 3 POINTER SECURED BIG WIN
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Men’s basketball player Jure Gunjina and women’s basketball player Kristina Bugarski are the Eastern Florida State College Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Week respectively for the week ending Jan. 12.
Gunjina, a sophomore from Zagreb, Croatia, sank a three-pointer to ignite a second-half run to propel Eastern Florida team past nationally 22nd-ranked Daytona State College 78-70 on Saturday.
Gunjina also hit a second three for a 61-57 lead with 5:17 to play; beat the Daytona defense with a nifty spin-move layup for a 69-60 advantage with 2:22 remaining; and sank two free throws for a 74-67 lead with 47.7 seconds to go.
Gunjina also finished the game with 14 points and a team-high nine rebounds.
“Jure was absolutely critical in our win over Daytona State,” said Eastern Florida head coach Jeremy Shulman. “Big time players come through in big time games, and Jure did just that, especially down the stretch. He is well-deserving of Athlete of the Week honors, and I look forward to his performances the rest of the season.”
Bugarski, a freshman from Belgrade, Serbia, was Eastern Florida’s second-leading scorer with 14 points in Saturday’s 78-49 loss to Miami Dade College.
“Kristina is very talented and really wants to be a great player,” Eastern Florida State head coach Jim Grimes said. “She has been and will continue to be a very important piece for our program. I am counting on her to continue to improve and be one of our leaders the rest of this season and into next.”