UNC Asheville freshman swimmer Alexandra van Dorsten 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.


The freshman from Raleigh enjoyed an excellent meet on Saturday when the Bulldogs swam at Marshall. Van Dorsten earned first-place finishes in the 100 freestyle (54.69) and 200 freestyle (1:58.55).  She finished second in the 100 butterfly (1:02.28). Van Dorsten swam an impressive anchor leg of the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 24.96.


The UNC Asheville women’s swimming team is in action this Saturday at Davidson
when the Bulldogs participate in a tri-meet with the Wildcats and VMI. Asheville has its home opener on Friday, November 8 when the Bulldogs host Radford at Justice Center

Pool starting at 5 p.m.