Velasquez named CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week

Junior Zachary Velasquez
Junior Zachary Velasquez

Coast Guard sophomore Zachary Velasquez has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week for his performance at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship at Smith College on Saturday.

Velazquez was the top Coast Guard finisher as he placed ninth leading Coast Guard to a third place finish. He ran the 8K course in 26:08 to earn All-conference honors for the second straight season. He placed seventh in 2013.

He earned CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season after also winning the honor on Sept. 8th after placing third at the season-opening Smith Invitational.

The Bears are back in action on Saturday when they compete at the ECAC Division III Championship at Westfield State.