Guervil, Johnson named Applebee's Student-Athletes of the Month for January

Guervil, Johnson named Applebee's Student-Athletes of the Month for January

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum track sprinter Widchard Guervil and basketball forward Kasey Johnson have been named the Applebee's Student-Athletes 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.

Guervil, a freshman from Fort Myers, Florida, received a slew of honors following his meet performances for the Pioneers during January. Guervil put up an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time of 6.86 seconds in the 60 meters during preliminaries at the ETSU Invitational on Jan. 12, finishing fifth overall at the meet. The following week, Guervil claimed AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Athlete of the Week after winning the 60 meters at the Wake Forest Invitational in a time of 6.87 seconds. Guervil also finished fourth in the 200 meters at Wake Forest with a time of 22.70 seconds, a time he surpassed at the Liberty Kickoff on Jan. 27 when he crossed the line in 22.51 seconds.

Overall, Guervil currently ranks second on the SAC performance list in the 60 meters and sixth in the 200 meters. His time in the 60 meters is currently tied for 20th place on the national performance list.

The Tusculum 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.


2017-2018 Applebee's Student-Athletes of the Month             


Male Athlete of the Month

Female Athlete of the Month

September 2017

Dee Alford (Football)

Shannon Murphy (Volleyball)

October 2017

L'Keith Brown (Football)

Katarina Majorova (Tennis)

November 2017

Zach Hartle (Basketball)

Kasey Johnson (Basketball)

December 2017

Donovan Donaldson (Basketball)

Sydney Wilson (Basketball)

January 2018

Widchard Guervil (Indoor Track)

Kasey Johnson (Basketball)