Hogans, McCullough named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

Hogans, McCullough named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University linebacker Ivan Hogans and tennis player Annie McCullough have been named the Zaxby's Athletes of the Week.

Hogans, a sophomore from Stockbridge, Georgia, recorded a career-high four tackles for loss in Tusculum's 14-0 shutout over Newberry on Saturday.  Hogans finished the game with seven tackles including a sack, a forced fumble and a pass break-up.  His four tackles behind the line of scrimmage are tied for the sixth-most in program history.  TU held the Wolves to 192 yards, the fewest by a Newberry team in 12 years. 

In his six starts this year, Hogans leads the Pioneers with 52 tackles including seven for loss, with two sacks, one interception and three pass break-ups.

McCullough, a junior from Belfast, Northern Ireland, captured singles and doubles titles at the Grizzly Open this weekend in Georgia.  She won three of her four matches in tiebreakers, including a 6-3, 1-6, (11-9) win over Henar Munoz of host and nationally-ranked Georgia Gwinnett College in the A Draw Championship match.  She also teamed with her twin sister, Caitlin, for four wins in the doubles draw, beating Munoz and Margarida Abreu 9-7 in the finals.

Annie McCullough, seeded fifth in the A Draw, defeated Lea Krajcovicova of Alabama State 7-5, 6-0 in the round of 16, and then downed fourth-seeded Reka Szentes of Alabama State 6-7, 6-3, (10-4) in the quarterfinals. McCullough edged top-seeded Ceire Mullins of Georgia Gwinnett in the semifinals by a 6-4, 2-6, (10-8) score, then got past Munoz, the 11th-ranked singles player in the NAIA last year, for the championship.

The Tusculum University Athlete of the Week Award is sponsored by Zaxby's, located at 3280 Andrew Johnson Highway in Greeneville.  The Zaxby's Athlete of the Week Award honors one male and one female athlete each week from an in-season sport.



2018-2019 Zaxby's Athletes of the Week


Male Athlete of the Week

Female Athlete of the Week

Aug. 30-Sep. 2, 2018

Alejandro Quiriti (Soccer)

Nicole McMillen (Soccer)

Sep. 3-9, 2018

Will Cronin (Cross Country)

Alissa Furches (Cross Country)

Sep. 10-16, 2018

Jordon Shippy (Football)

Katie Tomassoni (Golf)

Sep. 17-23, 2018

David Akinpetide (Tennis)

Emilie Hansen (Tennis)

Sep. 24-30, 2018

Henrique Devens (Soccer)

Sonja Ballmert (Soccer)

Oct. 1-7, 2018

Ayuk Tambe (Soccer)

Bailey Bosler (Soccer)

Oct. 8-14, 2018

Ivan Hogans (Football)

Annie McCullough (Tennis)