Sophomore women’s basketball player Paige Love 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.


Paige scored 12 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out four assists and had one steal in the Bulldogs 68-65 season-opening win over Furman Saturday afternoon at Kimmel Arena.


Paige also hit the winning shot to give Asheville the victory. Her half-court shot as the buzzer sounded gave the Bulldogs the incredible victory. Paige’s half-court shot was tweeted throughout the country and landed on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 list Sunday morning. The play was listed as the seventh best “Play of the Day” and was re-run on all of ESPN’s networks throughout Sunday.


Paige and the Bulldogs play again this Thursday night at Wofford and are back home at Kimmel Arena Saturday evening at 7 p.m.