Donaldson, Mazur named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

Donaldson, Mazur named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University guard Donovan Donaldson and beach volleyball player Melissa Mazur have been named the Zaxby's Athletes of the Week.

Donaldson, a senior from Nashville, Tennessee, averaged 25.5 points per game in leading the TU men's basketball team to a pair of home wins over Lincoln Memorial and Wingate to close out the regular-season.  He scored 27 points in the Pioneers' 78-76 win over LMU, snapping a 24-game losing streak to the Railsplitters.  He followed with a 24-point effort against Wingate to claim the No. 4 seed in this week's South Atlantic Conference Tournament.  He earns his fourth Zaxby's Athlete of the Week honor.  The Pioneers (16-12) have won six consecutive games and seven of their last eight.

Mazur, a senior from Chicago, Illinois, posted a 3-1 record at the top-flight with teammate Lana Vujosevic as the duo won six of the nine sets they played in.  Tusculum, which is playing in its inaugural season of beach volleyball, opened with wins against Principia (5-0), Stevenson (3-2) and Carson-Newman (4-1). TU's only loss came against Morehead State.  Mazur and Vujosevic won 2-1 against Principia and posted straight set wins against Carson-Newman and Stevenson.

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)

Feb. 25-Marh 4, 2019

Donovan Donaldson (Basketball)

Melissa Mazur (Beach Volleyball)