Bell, Cupidan named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

Bell, Cupidan named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University lacrosse attack Keegan Bell and basketball forward Yolizma Cupidan have been named the Zaxby's Athletes of the Week.

Bell set school single-game records with seven goals and 10 points in the Pioneers' 23-8 win over Lees-McRae on Saturday. Bell scored two goals in the first quarter, four in the second and one more in the third to break the previous records of six goals and eight points in a game. Bell's seven goals came on eight shots on goal.

The native of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia is tied for second in the South Atlantic Conference with 11 points and tied for third with eight goals this season. Following his scoring outburst, Bell is now tied for sixth in program history with 86 points and is tied for fifth with 52 career goals.

Cupidan averaged 17.0 points and 7.5 rebounds as the Pioneers defeated Hiwassee (74-30) and Queens (58-41) last week. Against Hiwassee, Cupidan had career highs of 21 points and nine rebounds while shooting 8-for-14 from the field and 3-for-4 from three-point range. In the win over Queens, Cupidan scored 13 points on 6-for-10 shooting and had six rebounds. The Ocoee, Florida native also averaged 3.0 steals per game during the week, with four steals against Hiwassee matching her season high.

For the season, Cupidan is fourth on the team in scoring at 10.9 points per game and leads the team in field goal percentage at 49.7 percent (sixth in the SAC). She ranks second on the team in rebounding (4.5 per game), assists (2.2 per game) and steals (1.9 per game), and averages a team-high 34.6 minutes per game.

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)

Oct. 15-21, 2018

Jackson Beeson (Cross Country)

Bailey Bosler (Soccer)

Oct. 22-28, 2018

Lor'renzo Pratt (Football)

Cassie Born (Volleyball)

Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2018

Jonny Winter (Soccer)

Nicole McMillen (Cross Country)

Nov. 5-11, 2018

Georgios Charkoutsakis (Soccer)

Sydney Wilson (Basketball)

Nov. 12-18, 2018

Caleb Hodnett (Basketball)

Nicole McMillen (Cross Country)

Nov. 19-25, 2018

Donovan Donaldson (Basketball)

Mia Long (Basketball)

Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2018

Trenton Gibson (Basketball)

Nicole McMillen (Cross Country)

Dec. 3-16, 2018

Donovan Donaldson (Basketball)

Callie Patterson (Basketball)

Jan. 1-5, 2019

Brandon Mitchell (Basketball)

Yolizma Cupidan (Basketball)

Jan. 6-13, 2019

Guillaume Devries (Track & Field)

Mia Long (Basketball)

Jan. 14-20, 2019

Donovan Donaldson (Basketball)

Raygene Minus (Track & Field)

Jan. 21-27, 2019

Guillaume Devries (Track & Field)

Kendrea Duke (Basketball)

Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2019

Caleb Hodnett (Basketball)

Destini Wilson (Track & Field)

Feb. 4-10, 2019

Keegan Bell (Lacrosse)

Yolizma Cupidan (Basketball)