Woods, Cupidan named Bojangles Athletes of the Week

Woods, Cupidan named Bojangles Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum basketball players Peyton Woods and Yolizma Cupidan have been named the Bojangles Athletes of the Week.                                    

Woods, a junior guard from Monticello, Kentucky averaged 24 points per game in leading Tusculum to a 1-1 record last week.  He poured in a career-high 28 points at Lee University. He went 8-of-12 from the floor including five 3-pointers. He also went 7-of-8 from the free throw line. He added 20 points in Tusculum's 69-67 come-from-behind win at Belmont Abbey.  TC rallied from a 15-point deficit in the second half and scored the winning bucket with one second left.  Woods went 7-of-13 with four treys while grabbing two rebounds with an assist and two steals.                                                  

On the week, he shot 60 percent from the floor, including 53 percent (9-of-17) from three-point territory and 90 percent (9-10) from the charity stripe.  Woods is averaging 18.8 points per game in his first four contests in the Black and Orange.

Cupidan scored in double figures in each game as the Pioneers extended their season-opening winning streak to four games with wins over Belmont Abbey (77-55) and North Greenville (83-59). Cupidan shot 5-for-9 from the field in both games, hitting three 3-pointers against Belmont Abbey and two against North Greenville. Cupidan also had six rebounds and three assists in the win over Belmont Abbey, and six assists and four steals in the North Greenville victory.

The junior from Ocoee, Florida, is averaging 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and a team-best 3.5 steals per contest as Tusculum is off to a perfect 4-0 start to the season.

The Tusculum College Athlete of the Week Award is sponsored by Bojangles, located at 3240 Andrew Johnson Highway in Greeneville.  The Bojangles Athlete of the Week Award honors one male and one female athlete each week from an in-season sport.                            

2017-2018 Bojangles Athletes of the Week


Male Athlete of the Week

Female Athlete of the Week

Aug. 31-Sep. 3, 2017

Zac Branham (Cross Country)

Alissa Furches  (Cross Country)

Sep. 4-10, 2017

Maxwell Joseph (Football)

Payton DeHart (Soccer)

Sep. 11-17, 2017

Matt Simon (Football)

Sonja Ballmert (Soccer)

Sep. 18-24, 2017

Alex Ogle (Football)

Shannon Murphy (Volleyball)

Sep. 25-Oct. 1, 2017

Anthony Bolden (Golf)

Katie Tomassoni (Golf)

Oct. 2-8, 2017

Alex Ogle (Football)

Kate Guildford (Soccer)

Oct. 9-15, 2017

Hunter Cantrell (Football)

Franziska Funke (Tennis)

Oct. 16-22, 2017

Edgar Cervantes (Soccer)

Cassie Born (Volleyball)

Oct. 23-29, 2017

David Whinery (Golf)

Sabrina Schleuger (Volleyball)

Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2017

Jackson Beason (Cross Country)

Jordan Newby (Soccer)

Nov. 6-12, 2017

Alex Ogle (Football)

Lovely Locklear (Basketball)

Nov. 13-19, 2017

Peyton Woods (Basketball)

Yolizma Cupidan (Basketball)