Men's basketball player Jeremy Atkinson is this week's winner of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Athlete of the Week at UNC Asheville, earning the honor for the second time this year.


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


Atkinson scored a career-high 28 points in the Bulldogs near upset of #15 N.C. State Friday night at the PNC Center in Raleigh. He went 12-of-22 from the field, grabbed six rebounds and had five steals.


Atkinson earned the award just two weeks ago. Asheville plays again this Thursday night when the Bulldogs host USC Upstate at Kimmel Arena starting at 7 p.m.


Past Winners of the BCBS Student-Athlete of the Week


-Holly Shelton (Volleyball) September 10th


-Emma Bussard (Women's Cross Country) September 17th


-Galen Broido and Alessandra Troncoso (Women's Swimming) September 24th


-Kevin Paradise (Men's Cross Country) October 1


-Anna Moore (Volleyball) October 8


-Emma Bussard (Women's Cross Country) October 15


-Rachel Wells (Volleyball) October 22


-Emma Bussard (Women's Cross Country) October 29.


-Holly Shelton (Volleyball) November 3


-Jeremy Atkinson (Men's Basketball) November 11


-Rachel Wells (Volleyball) November 18