Hodnett, Wilson named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

Hodnett, Wilson named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball forward Caleb Hodnett and track & field athlete Destini Wilson have been named the Zaxby's Athletes of the Week.

Hodnett, a junior from Adolphus, Kentucky, scored a career-high 27 points in Tusculum's 96-91 double-overtime win at Newberry on Saturday.  On the week, Hodnett averaged a team-high 21 points per game and shot 15-of-25 from the floor (60%) as the Pioneers split its two South Atlantic Conference games.  On Wednesday, he posted 15 points going 5-of-9 from the floor, hauled in six rebounds and blocked two shots in a 68-66 loss to Anderson.  He followed with nine rebounds and shot 10-of-16 from the field as TU erased a 14-point second half deficit, closing out regulation with a 12-2 run including Hodnett's game-tying basket with 22 seconds remaining.

Wilson placed sixth in the high jump at 1.55 meters (5 feet, 1 inch) and seventh in the long jump with a mark of 5.30 meters (17 feet, 4 3/4 inches), both school records, at the ETSU Buccaneer Invitational. Wilson was the first women's high jumper in program history and did not miss on her first three attempts before needed a second try to clear her final height and capture sixth place in the event, and move into a tie for fourth on the SAC performance list. In the long jump, the Boynton Beach, Florida freshman had a mark of 5.29 meters in trials, then slightly improved in the finals with a distance of 5.30 meters for seventh place overall. Both leaps broke her own record of 5.23 meters set at the ETSU Invitational last month and placed her fourth in the SAC this season.

The Tusculum University Athlete of the Week Award is sponsored by Zaxby's, located at 3280 Andrew Johnson Highway in Greeneville.  The Zaxby's Athlete of the Week Award honors one male and one female athlete each week from an in-season sport.


2018-2019 Zaxby's Athletes of the Week


Male Athlete of the Week

Female Athlete of the Week

Aug. 30-Sep. 2, 2018

Alejandro Quiriti (Soccer)

Nicole McMillen (Soccer)

Sep. 3-9, 2018

Will Cronin (Cross Country)

Alissa Furches (Cross Country)

Sep. 10-16, 2018

Jordon Shippy (Football)

Katie Tomassoni (Golf)

Sep. 17-23, 2018

David Akinpetide (Tennis)

Emilie Hansen (Tennis)

Sep. 24-30, 2018

Henrique Devens (Soccer)

Sonja Ballmert (Soccer)

Oct. 1-7, 2018

Ayuk Tambe (Soccer)

Bailey Bosler (Soccer)

Oct. 8-14, 2018

Ivan Hogans (Football)

Annie McCullough (Tennis)

Oct. 15-21, 2018

Jackson Beeson (Cross Country)

Bailey Bosler (Soccer)

Oct. 22-28, 2018

Lor'renzo Pratt (Football)

Cassie Born (Volleyball)

Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2018

Jonny Winter (Soccer)

Nicole McMillen (Cross Country)

Nov. 5-11, 2018

Georgios Charkoutsakis (Soccer)

Sydney Wilson (Basketball)

Nov. 12-18, 2018

Caleb Hodnett (Basketball)

Nicole McMillen (Cross Country)

Nov. 19-25, 2018

Donovan Donaldson (Basketball)

Mia Long (Basketball)

Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2018

Trenton Gibson (Basketball)

Nicole McMillen (Cross Country)

Dec. 3-16, 2018

Donovan Donaldson (Basketball)

Callie Patterson (Basketball)

Jan. 1-5, 2019

Brandon Mitchell (Basketball)

Yolizma Cupidan (Basketball)

Jan. 6-13, 2019

Guillaume Devries (Track & Field)

Mia Long (Basketball)

Jan. 14-20, 2019

Donovan Donaldson (Basketball)

Raygene Minus (Track & Field)

Jan. 21-27, 2019

Guillaume Devries (Track & Field)

Kendrea Duke (Basketball)

Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2019

Caleb Hodnett (Basketball)

Destini Wilson (Track & Field)