Tusculum University middle blocker Taylor Blythe has been named the Applebee's Female Student-Athlete of the Month for February.

Blythe, a sophomore from Seymour, Tennessee, posted a South Atlantic Conference-best .388 hitting percentage in her 12 matches as the Pioneers went 6-6 overall and 4-3 in league play as TU closed out the month winning five of their final seven contests.

Blythe is averaging 1.77 kills per set and a team-best 0.95 blocks per set.  She has been a model of consistency hitting over .300 in all but one of her outings. She tallied a season-best 11 kills in just 18 attempts with zero errors for a .611 attack effort.

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.