ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Jeremy Atkinson is this week's winner  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.

Jeremy scored a career-high 24 points and collected 11 rebounds in the Bulldogs opening-night 71-61 victory over Western Carolina Friday night. He went 8-for-8 from the free throw line and scored 16 points in the second half.  Atkinson then scored 17 points at UNC Wilmington Sunday afternoon.

Atkinson and the Bulldogs play Tennessee Thursday afternoon 12: 30 p.m. in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

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