Hodnett, Cupidan named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

Hodnett, Cupidan named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University basketball forwards Caleb Hodnett and Yolizma Cupidan have been named the Zaxby's Athletes of the Week.  Both earn Athlete of the Week honors for a third time this season.

Hodnett, a junior from Adolphus, Ky., led the Pioneers to a 2-0 record last week with South Atlantic Conference wins over Mars Hill (81-73) and Lenoir-Rhyne (56-54).  He recorded his third and fourth double-doubles of the season in the wins, scoring 21 points with 10 rebounds against Mars Hill and netted 20 points with 12 boards versus Lenoir-Rhyne. For the week Hodnett averaged 20.5 points, 11 rebounds per game while shooting 62.1 percent from the floor.

Hodnett, who was also named the AstroTurf SAC Player of the Week, leads the Pioneers in rebounding averaging 6.6 boards per contest (8th in SAC) and is fourth on the squad in scoring posting 10.6 points per game.  He is also tops on the team with this .566 field goal percentage (7th in SAC).

The Tusculum (12-12, 8-8 SAC) men have won three of their last four games.

Cupidan, a senior from Ocoee, Florida, averaged 14.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as the Pioneers defeated Mars Hill (67-32) and Lenoir-Rhyne (82-57) last week. Cupidan had 15 points and nine rebounds in the win over Mars Hill, and added 14 points and nine rebounds in the victory over Lenoir-Rhyne. Cupidan shot 50 percent (10-for-20) from the field and averaged 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

The Tusculum women improve to 18-6 overall and 10-6 in the South Atlantic Conference as the Pioneers have won four in a row and five of its last six.

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)

Feb. 4-10, 2019

Keegan Bell (Lacrosse)

Yolizma Cupidan (Basketball)

Feb. 11-17, 2019

Caleb Hodnett (Basketball)

Yolizma Cupidan (Basketball)