Tusculum University basketball guard Callie Patterson has been named the Applebee's Female Student-Athlete of the Month for December.

Patterson averaged 16.3 points per game and hit 13 three-pointers in 23 attempts as the Pioneers won two of their three games during December. Patterson also averaged 5.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals for the Pioneers in the month.

After scoring nine points on three three-pointers in a 64-51 loss to Catawba on Dec. 1, Patterson came back to score a season-high 21 points in a 94-62 victory over Queens on Dec. 16. In that game, Patterson went 8-for-12 overall from the field and connected on a career-high five three-pointers in seven attempts.

The 5-7 senior from Greensboro, North Carolina closed out the month with 19 points and a career-best nine rebounds in a 68-64 road victory over North Greenville on Dec. 19. Patterson again matched her season and career high with five three-pointers in 10 attempts, and also matched her career best with four steals in the victory.

For the season, Patterson is averaging 10.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game and has made a team-high 22 three-pointers for the Pioneers, who entered January with a 6-2 overall record.

The Tusculum Student-Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar of Greeneville.  The Applebee's Student-Athlete of the Month Award honors one male and one female student-athlete each month from an in-season sport during the 2018-2019 academic year, recognizing their hard work, effort and performance.