For the third time this year, 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.


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


Atkinson led the Bulldogs to an 85-51 victory over Montreat College on Saturday afternoon with 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists. He went 6-of-12 from the field and 10-of-11 from the free throw line.


The senior forward is Asheville's leading scorer (18.9) and rebounder (7.9). He's second in the Big South Conference in free throw percentage at .875 (42-of-48). Atkinson and the Bulldogs are home Wednesday night vs. Lenoir-Rhyne 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

-Jeremy Atkinson (Men's Basketball) November 25

-Milan Ristic (Men's Basketball) December 2