Phipps earned the accolade after recording a first-place finish in the long jump (25-4 1/2) at the Arkansas Spring Invitational. His long jump mark ranks first in the conference and is tied for seventh in the NCAA this season.
Nebraska returns to action this weekend as the Huskers travel to the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz.
2012 Men's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week
March 21 T: No Selection
F: Trey Davis, Sr., MINN
March 28 T: De'Sean Turner, Sr., IND
F: Chad Wright, So., NEB
April 4 T: Thomas Murdaugh, Sr., OSU
F: Chris Phipps, Sr., NEB
F: Joe Kovacs, Sr., PSU
F: Geoff Davis, Jr., PUR