Tusculum basketball forward Zach Hartle has been named the Applebee's Male Student-Athlete of the Month for November.

Hartle, a junior from King, North Carolina, averaged 10.9 points per game during month, including 17.7 ppg in his last three contests.  He averaged three 3-pointers made per game for November and shot 21-of-33 from beyond the arc for 63.6 percent, which was the second best average in NCAA Division II during the month.                  

He opened the season with 11 points and seven rebounds against King and later followed with a career-high 19 markers versus Lee University. In that game, he shot 6-of-10 from the floor, including five treys.  He followed with a team-high 18 points on his six 3-pointers, including the game-winner with 22 seconds left in TC’s 86-85 win over Columbus State.  He closed out the month with 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting (4-of-5 3FG) against fourth-ranked Lincoln Memorial.

For November, he totaled 17 rebounds (2.4 rpg), nine assists (1.3 apg) and four steals (0.6 spg)

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 2017-2018 academic year, recognizing their hard work, effort and performance.