Tusculum women's basketball forward Kasey Johnson has been named the Applebee's Female Student-Athlete of the Month for January.
Johnson, a junior from Greensboro, North Carolina, led the Pioneers with averages of 13.9 points and 7.6 rebounds as Tusculum went 5-3 during January. She shot 14-for-30 (46.7 percent) from three-point range during the month and connected on 84.4 percent (27-for-32) from the foul line, including a stretch of 22 in a row without a miss.
Johnson scored in double figures seven times during the month and had a pair of double-doubles, including 20 points and 14 rebounds in a 71-56 win at Lenoir-Rhyne on Jan. 6 and 14 points and 10 rebounds in a loss at Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 24. Johnson also had 17 points and seven rebounds in a 72-65 victory over Newberry on Jan. 13, and had 14 points, six rebounds and four steals as the Pioneers won 68-55 at Queens on Jan. 20.
For the season, Johnson is averaging 13.2 points and a team-high 7.0 rebounds per game. She ranks 11th in the conference in scoring average and is tied for ninth in rebounding, while ranking eighth in three-point percentage at 40.6 percent (26-for-64) and 13th in free-throw percentage at 77.0 percent (47-for-61). Johnson has moved into third place in the Tusculum career three-point shooting percentage list at 42.7 percent (53-for-124) and is 153 points shy of becoming the 17th member of the 1,000-point club at Tusculum.
The Tusculum College Student-Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar of Greeneville. The Applebee’s Student-Athlete of the Month Award honors one male and one female student-athlete each month from an in-season sport during the 2017-2018 academic year, recognizing their hard work, effort and performance.