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Nicholson Named Big South Athlete of Week

April 3, 2014
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Jennifer Nicholson is the Big South Women's Field Athlete of the Week for the second time in the junior's career.

Liberty junior Jennifer Nicholson has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Women's Field Athlete of the Week for her performance at last weekend's Texas Relays.

Nicholson earned her first Big South Athlete of the Week honor this season and the second of her career thanks to a personal-best 164-11 discus throw on Saturday. She placed second in Section B of the event and seventh overall at the Texas Relays.

Nicholson, who improved upon her previous best of 161-8, now ranks second in program history and fourth in Big South Conference annals for the women's discus. This season, she tops the Big South list by 32 feet and ranks No. 31 nationally.

Nicholson is entered in the shot put, discus and javelin at the first home meet of the 2014 outdoor season, the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, slated for Friday and Saturday at the Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex.