Peeler, McMillen named Bojangles Athletes of the Week

Peeler, McMillen named Bojangles Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum basketball guard Zailan Peeler and track distance runner Nicole McMillen have been named the Bojangles Athletes of the Week.

Peeler, a freshman from Charlotte, North Carolina, averaged 19 points per game and shot 57.9 percent from the floor in the Pioneers two games last week. The Myers Park High School graduate went 11-of-19 from the floor, including 9-of-15 from three-point territory (60%). He also went 7-of-8 at the free throw line (87.5%).  He poured in 15 points and dished out two assists at No. 2 Lincoln Memorial last Wednesday. He followed that with a season-high 23 points against Catawba as he connected on six treys in the first half.  Peeler is averaging 6.7 points and 1.5 rebounds per game while seeing action in all 20 contests this year.

McMillen, a junior from Pickering, Ontario, Canada, had a season-best time of 11:08.60 in the 3000 meters and ran 19:18.60 in the 5000 meters at the Liberty Kickoff, finishing 11th overall out of 20 runners in the 5000 and second in her section. McMillen's time in the 3000 meters was 15 seconds faster than her previous season best and was the fastest performance by a Tusculum runner this season. On the latest South Atlantic Conference performance list, McMillen ranks 10th in the 5000 meters and is just outside the top 10 in the 3000 meters.

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)

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)

Jan. 1-7, 2018

Donovan Donaldson (Basketball)

Mia Long (Basketball)

Jan. 8-14, 2018

Widchard Guervil (Indoor Track)

Kendrea Duke (Basketball)

Jan. 15-21, 2018

Widchard Guervil (Indoor Track)

Sydney Wilson (Basketball)

Jan. 22-28, 2018

Zailan Peeler (Basketball)

Nicole McMillen (Indoor Track)