Finchum, Wilson named Bojangles Athletes of the Week

Finchum, Wilson named Bojangles Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum baseball standout Zack Finchum and women's basketball guard Sydney Wilson have been named the Bojangles Athletes of the Week.  Wilson earns this honor for a third time this year while Finchum garners his inaugural honor.

Finchum, a junior from Greeneville, Tennessee, batted .583 during the Pioneers' three-game series with Belmont Abbey.  He went 7-for-12 during the weekend where he scored three runs, drew a walk and struck out only once in his 13 plate appearances.  He went 2-for-4 in Thursday's series opener against the Crusaders.  He followed that effort with three hits and a walk in game one of Saturday's doubleheader and polished off the series with two hits and two runs scored in TC's 10-5 victory in the finale.

Finchum leads the Pioneers with his .464 batting average, which is the fifth highest in the South Atlantic Conference.  His 13 total hits are also the most in the league.

Wilson, a junior from Greensboro, North Carolina, averaged a team-high 13.0 points per game as the Pioneers clinched their first appearance in the South Atlantic Conference Championship tournament since 2013 with wins over Mars Hill and Coker last week. Wilson drilled five three-pointers and scored 15 points as the Pioneers defeated Mars Hill 100-39 on Wednesday night, and added 11 points in a 66-50 victory at Coker on Saturday. Wilson shot 10-for-20 from the field (50 percent) and 6-for-14 on three-pointers (42.9 percent), and added 2.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals in the two victories.

Wilson leads the Pioneers and ranks ninth in the SAC in scoring at 13.6 points per game, while leading the conference with 51 made three-pointers. Wilson also ranks fifth in the league in steals per game with 1.8 per game, and is tied for seventh in total steals with 38.

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.

                                          

2017-2018 Bojangles Athletes of the Week

Week

Male Athlete of the Week

Female Athlete of the Week

Aug. 31-Sep. 3, 2017

Zac Branham (Cross Country)

Alissa Furches  (Cross Country)

Sep. 4-10, 2017

Maxwell Joseph (Football)

Payton DeHart (Soccer)

Sep. 11-17, 2017

Matt Simon (Football)

Sonja Ballmert (Soccer)

Sep. 18-24, 2017

Alex Ogle (Football)

Shannon Murphy (Volleyball)

Sep. 25-Oct. 1, 2017

Anthony Bolden (Golf)

Katie Tomassoni (Golf)

Oct. 2-8, 2017

Alex Ogle (Football)

Kate Guildford (Soccer)

Oct. 9-15, 2017

Hunter Cantrell (Football)

Franziska Funke (Tennis)

Oct. 16-22, 2017

Edgar Cervantes (Soccer)

Cassie Born (Volleyball)

Oct. 23-29, 2017

David Whinery (Golf)

Sabrina Schleuger (Volleyball)

Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2017

Jackson Beason (Cross Country)

Jordan Newby (Soccer)

Nov. 6-12, 2017

Alex Ogle (Football)

Lovely Locklear (Basketball)

Nov. 13-19, 2017

Peyton Woods (Basketball)

Yolizma Cupidan (Basketball)

Nov. 20-26, 2017

Zach Hartle (Basketball)

Kasey Johnson (Basketball)

Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2017

Zach Hartle (Basketball)

Mia Long (Basketball)

Dec. 4-10, 2017

Peyton Woods (Basketball)

Kasey Johnson (Basketball)

Dec. 11-17, 2017

Donovan Donaldson (Basketball)

Sydney Wilson (Basketball)

Jan. 1-7, 2018

Donovan Donaldson (Basketball)

Mia Long (Basketball)

Jan. 8-14, 2018

Widchard Guervil (Indoor Track)

Kendrea Duke (Basketball)

Jan. 15-21, 2018

Widchard Guervil (Indoor Track)

Sydney Wilson (Basketball)

Jan. 22-28, 2018

Zailan Peeler (Basketball)

Nicole McMillen (Indoor Track)

Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2018

Widchard Guervil (Indoor Track)

Sierra Haas (Lacrosse)

Feb. 5-11, 2018

Zack Finchum (Baseball)

Sydney Wilson (Basketball)