JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman track and field's Tanner Stepp (Jefferson City, Tenn.) and women's swimming's Margaret Stansberry (Knoxville, Tenn.) have been named the Chick-Fil-A Male and Female Athletes of the Week.
Stepp, who competed in the Indoor Championships for the second consecutive year to begin his college campaign, cleared the 2.01 and 2.06 meter bar on the first attempt, but failed on the 2.11 meter height on the next three attempts.
Stepp's sixth-place finish at the Indoor Championships was good enough to earn All-American honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association-the third time the jumper has received the postseason accolade in his career.
After sitting out the first few meets of the 2016 season with a high ankle sprain, the jumper stormed back to post a career-best of 2.14 meters at the Camel City Invitational on Jan. 29 and made it as high as sixth in the nation in the event this season.
Stepp finished first in the Southeast Region in the high jump and was named Field Athlete of the Year from the region a week prior to the start of the Championships.
Stansberry became the first Carson-Newman swimmer to become a three-time All-American at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis.