Donaldson, Wilson named Bojangles Athletes of the Week

Donaldson, Wilson named Bojangles Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum basketball players Donovan Donaldson and Sydney Wilson have been named the Bojangles Athletes of the Week.

Donaldson, a junior from Nashville, Tennessee, averaged 21 points and 7.5 assists per game in Tusculum's South Atlantic Conference contests against Coker and Wingate. He poured in 18 points and eight assists while shooting 9-of-11 from the free throw line in a 100-97 overtime setback to Coker on Wednesday.  He followed with a season-high 24 points while dishing out seven assists in Saturday's 73-72 road loss at Wingate.

Donaldson is second on the team in scoring, averaging 14.8 points per game which is 11th in the South Atlantic Conference.  He also leads the Pioneers in assists averaging four helpers per contest (6th in SAC).                                                    

Wilson, a 5-9 junior guard from Greensboro, North Carolina, averaged 19.0 points per game as the Pioneers split a pair of South Atlantic Conference games last week. Wilson scored 12 points and went 7-for-8 from the foul line in an 88-77 win over Coker on Wednesday, then scored a career-high 26 points in an 83-69 loss to 14th-ranked Wingate on Saturday. Against Wingate, Wilson made a career-best six three-pointers and shot 8-for-15 from the field. For the week, Wilson was 7-for-16 from three-point range and shot 11-for-13 from the free-throw line. She also averaged 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while adding two assists and a blocked shot.

This season, Wilson leads the Pioneers in scoring at 13.7 points per game, which ranks 10th in the SAC and leads all players who are primarily reserves. Her 2.3 three-pointers per game are fourth-best in the conference, while her 25 total three-pointers this season represents a career high. Wilson also ranks eighth in the league in free-throw percentage (78.8 percent) and is also averaging 3.3 rebounds per game for the Pioneers. Wilson also has a team-high seven blocked shots, and is fifth on the team with 18 steals.                                                                                                                      

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

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)

Nov. 20-26, 2017

Zach Hartle (Basketball)

Kasey Johnson (Basketball)

Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2017

Zach Hartle (Basketball)

Mia Long (Basketball)

Dec. 4-10, 2017

Peyton Woods (Basketball)

Kasey Johnson (Basketball)

Dec. 11-17, 2017

Donovan Donaldson (Basketball)

Sydney Wilson (Basketball)