LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell senior Christine Bendzinski has been named the Bison Athlete of the Week for the second time in three weeks after qualifying for the NCAA Championships with her performance at the Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday.

Bendzinski earned an automatic bid to the national meet with a fourth-place finish out of 195 runners at the regional race, hosted by Lehigh. It was the same course on which she won the Patriot League title two weeks prior to the regional.

Bendzinski finished the 6k course in 20:14. The three runners in front of her represented Villanova, Penn State, and Princeton. She was joined with all-region honors by Bucknell junior Colleen Buckley.

The women’s race at the NCAA Championships will be ran at Louisville’s E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park at 10:45 a.m.