Tusculum University guard Sydney Wilson has been named the Applebee's Female Student-Athlete of the Month for December.
Wilson averaged 17.7 points in three games during December for the Pioneers, including a career-high 28 points in an 89-85 win over Virginia-Wise on Dec. 18. The 5-9 guard scored in double figures in all three games, netting 12 on 4-for-4 shooting in Tusculum's 61-47 win at Newberry on Dec. 7 and 13 points in a 71-55 victory at Queens on Dec. 21. Wilson shot 44.2 percent (19-for-43) from the field, including six three-pointers, and was 9-for-11 from the foul line during the month. Wilson also averaged 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals during December, matching her season high with four steals against Virginia-Wise.
The Greensboro, North Carolina native is averaging 14.0 points per game in nine starts for the Pioneers, just shy of her career high average of 14.2 points per game, set in 2017-18. Wilson leads the Pioneers with 18 three-pointers and is shooting 75.0 percent (18-for-24) from the foul line. Wilson enters January just 18 points shy of becoming the 18th player in program history to score 1,000 career points, while her 132 career three-pointers rank fifth on the Tusculum all-time 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 2019-2020 academic year, recognizing their hard work, effort and performance.