UNC Asheville sophomore cross country runner Erin Dalton 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.


Dalton earned Big South All-Conference honors with a sixth-place finish at Saturday’s league championship meet at Buena Vista, Va. Shefinished the 5K course with a time of 18:40.78 and earned all-league honors for the first time in her career.


Dalton’s strong finish helped Asheville finish in third place at the Big South Conference meet with 78 points, just two points out of second place. That’s the highest finish for the women’s program in 10 years.