Weber State senior high jumper Paula John was named as the Big Sky Conference's first Women's Field Athlete of the Week for the 1989 season.

John, a native of Burley, Idaho and a two-time NCAA Track Championship participant, was honored for her performance at the Pre-Christmas Invitational held at Utah State University on December 2. She John cleared the bar at 6-0 to qualify for the 1989 NCAA Indoor Track Championship and set a new George Nelson Fieldhouse record.