CCU, Winthrop athletes tapped for weekly Big South honors

Charlotte, NC - From the Big South Conference:

CHARLOTTE, NC – Coastal Carolina's Jason Jensen has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week, while Ashley Howard of Winthrop was tabbed the Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

Jensen, a sophomore from Myrtle Beach, SC, posted a personal record throw of 200' 2" to finish second in the hammer throw at the Duke Invitational over the weekend.  He was the top collegiate finisher in the event and currently ranks No. 43 on the NCAA performance list in the event.

Howard, a senior from Wilmington, OH, set the Big South record in the discus with a mark of 168' 6" at the Georgia Invitational over the weekend.  She won the event by over six feet and is ranked 31st nationally in the event.

Charleston Southern's Gabrielle Houston and Rebekah Ricksecker of Liberty each earned honorable mention honors for their performances over the weekend.  Houston posted a time of 11.38 to finish second in the 100-meter event at the Clemson Orange and Purple Classic.

Ricksecker clocked in at 4:24.78 to finish second in personal record time in the 1,500 meters at the Duke Invitational.