Bell, Long named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

Bell, Long named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University attack Keegan Bell and guard Mia Long have been named the Zaxby's Athletes of the Week.  Long earns her third Athlete of the Week honor while Bell garners his second weekly accolade.

Bell had a pair of six-goal games as the Pioneers extended their winning streak to five in a row with wins over Mars Hill (15-13) and Barton (22-12). Bell also had a pair of assists in the win over Barton on Saturday, while in the victory against Mars Hill on Wednesday he became the fifth player in program history to reach 100 career points.

The senior from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia is tied for the South Atlantic Conference lead in points with 35 and is second in the conference in goals with 25. After eclipsing the 100-point mark, Bell ranks fifth in program history in both goals (69) and points (110).

Long scored 17 of her game-high 22 points in the second half and had a team-high eight rebounds in a 53-47 loss at Wingate in the South Atlantic Conference Women's Basketball Championship quarterfinals on Wednesday night. The junior from Ann Arbor, Michigan scored 10 straight points during a run that gave the Pioneers a five-point lead midway through the third quarter, then scored seven in a row as the Pioneers went up seven with 7 1/2 minutes remaining.

On Thursday, Long was named second-team All-SAC and SAC Defensive Player of the Year in voting by the conference's head coaches. Long ranks second in NCAA Division II in steals per game at 3.96 per game and finished the season with 107 steals to rank second on the Tusculum single-season list. She led Tusculum in scoring at 12.6 points per game and reached double figures 20 times, and had at least one steal in all 27 games in which she played.

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-Mar. 3, 2019

Donovan Donaldson (Basketball)

Melissa Mazur (Beach Volleyball)

Mar. 4-10, 2019

Keegan Bell (Lacrosse)

Mia Long (Basketball)