ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Men's cross country runner Kevin Paradise 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.


Paradise finished in first place at the UNC Asheville Invitational on Saturday as he completed the 8K course with a time of 26:02.68 His first-place finish helped lead the Bulldogs to a first-place finish on Saturday.


The sophomore from Medina, Ohio has been Asheville's top runner in each of Asheville's three races this year.


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