UNC Asheville track and field standout Kurt Hibert is this week’s recipient of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Athlete of the Week at UNC Asheville.


Each week the school selects a BCBSNC Athlete of the Week upon their performance from the previous week's action.


Hibert had top four finishes in two different events Saturday at the Tar Heel Open in Chapel Hill.  He had a third-place finish in the weight throw with a toss of 16.36 meters. Kurt placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 13.73 meters.


It’s the second time he’s been named BCBSNC Athlete of the Week this year. He’s the school record-holder in the weight throw.