Ford, McMillen named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

Ford, McMillen named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University third baseman Bryson Ford and distance runner Nicole McMillen have been named the Zaxby's Athletes of the Week.  McMillen earns Athlete of the Week honors for a fifth time this season.

Ford, a sophomore from Knoxville, Tennessee, batted .636 and drove in nine RBI while leading the Tusculum baseball team to a perfect 3-0 record last week.  He went 7-for-11 on the week, scoring four runs with two doubles and a triple while also accounting for three stolen bases.  He posted a hit in all three games including a 3-for-5 performance with two RBI in TU's 6-5 road win at Lander University last Monday.  On Sunday, he went 4-for-6 with seven RBI in the Pioneers' doubleheader sweep over Goldey-Beacom.

McMillen, a senior from Pickering, Ontario, Canada won gold in the women's mile run and finished second in the 3,000 meters at the South Atlantic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships last weekend.  She set a meet record in winning the mile by 9 ½ seconds then took silver in the 3,000 meters as the TU women finished fourth overall in the field of 11 teams.  McMillen won the mile with a time of 5:06.43, nearly 10 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.  She posted a time of 10:12.72 in the 3000 meters to earn a spot on the medal stand.

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)

Feb. 11-17, 2019

Caleb Hodnett (Basketball)

Yolizma Cupidan (Basketball)

Feb. 18-24, 2019

Bryson Ford (Baseball)

Nicole McMillen (Track & Field)