Student-Athletes of the Month

Kylee Smith and Nick Hopkins
Kylee Smith and Nick Hopkins

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Senior women's basketball player Kylee Smith (Marietta, Ga.) and freshman men's basketball player Nick Hopkins (Fayetteville, Tenn.) have been named Trane Belmont Student-Athletes of the Month for December. 

Kylee Smith has been a key figure in the women's basketball team's 8-2 star.  Through the first month of the season, the Alpharetta, Georgia native leads the team in scoring (18.7), ranks second in assists (45) and third in rebounding (7.1).  She had a career-best 31 points versus Tulsa and was named OVC Player of the Week on November 28. 

Nick Hopkins has had a great start to his first season as a member of the men's basketball team.  Nick has played in every game, ranking fourth on the team in scoring (9.0) and second in steals.  In his debut as a Bruin at Washington in early November, he led the team with 22 points.  In addition, he was named OVC Freshman of the Week on November 13. 

Belmont University Athletics Student-Athlete of the Month honorees are based on the following criteria:

  • Effort and Excellence in Academics
  • Effort and Excellence in Athletics
  • Dedication to Team
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Campus Involvement
  • Community Service
  • Ability to serve as a role model for current and future Belmont students and student-athletes

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Kylee Smith Profile

Nick Hopkins Profile