Tusculum College forward Kasey Johnson has been named the Applebee's Student-Athlete of the Month for December.
Johnson appeared in three games for the Pioneers during December, but averaged a team-high 14.3 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game, while registering a pair of double-doubles.
Johnson made her season debut against Lenoir-Rhyne on Dec. 14 and finished with seven points and five rebounds against the Bears. Against Coker on Dec. 17, the 6-foot sophomore tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds and blocked four shots in 38 minutes to lead the Pioneers to a 59-50 victory over the Cobras. On Dec. 19, the 2015-16 SAC All-Freshman team member scored a career-high 25 points on 9-for-15 shooting and pulled 10 rebounds on the road against Anderson.
The Greensboro, North Carolina native had 10 of her 25 rebounds on the offensive glass during the month, and averaged 2.0 blocked shots, 0.7 steals and 1.0 assists per game while playing an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. Johnson was 15-for-24 from the foul line, including 7-for-8 against Anderson, and led the team in rebounding in all three contests.
The Tusculum College 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 2016-2017 academic year, recognizing their hard work, effort and performance.