Kader, Rattana named Bojangles Athletes of the Week

Kader, Rattana named Bojangles Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum College tennis player Tashique Kader and golfer Ciara Rattana have been named the Bojangles Athletes of the Week.

Kader, a junior from Obertshausen, Germany, defeated teammate Yago Fernandez in an all-Tusculum final last Monday at the Southeast Regional Small College ITA/Oracle Men's Tennis Championships.  Kader lost his opening singles match, but came all the way back with five straight victories, including a 5-7, 6-2, 10-3 win over Fernandez, to capture the Flight A consolation bracket title.

In Saturday's home opener against Virginia-Wise, Kader and Fernandez posted an 8-2 pro set win at No. 1 doubles to pace the Pioneers to a 9-0 shutout over the Cavaliers.  Kader also picked up a point with a win at No. 1 singles.

Rattana, a junior from Western Springs, Illinois, tied for third place honors at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate.  She posted a two-day score of 73-75=148 (+5) to record her third top-five finish in as many events to open the fall.  Rattana has a 75.8 scoring average which is currently second on the team.

During her career at Tusculum, Rattana has a stroke average of 78.2, which is the second lowest in program history.

The Tusculum College Athlete of the Week Award is sponsored by Bojangles, located at 3240 Andrew Johnson Highway in Greeneville.  The Bojangles Athlete of the Week Award honors one male and one female athlete each week from an in-season sport.

2016-2017 Bojangles Athletes of the Week

Week

Male Athlete of the Week

Female Athlete of the Week

Sep. 1-4, 2016

Andre De Giorgi (Soccer)

Cassie Born (Volleyball)

Sep. 5-11, 2016

Jacob Cutshall (Cross Country)

Emily Stoklosa (Cross Country)

Sep. 12-18, 2016

Jorge Alvarez (Soccer)

Olivia Kilgore (Soccer)

Sep. 19-25, 2016

Taylor Smith (Golf)

Katie Tomassoni (Golf)

Sep. 26-Oct. 2, 2016

Isai Hernandez (Soccer)

Annie McCullough (Tennis)

Sarah Baker (Tennis)

Oct. 3-9, 2016

Tashique Kader (Tennis)

Ciara Rattana (Golf)