ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis freshman catcher Alyssa Chavez has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference softball Rookie of the Week for Feb. 19-25, the league office announced today.

Chavez was named to the Louisiana Tech Invitational All-Tournament team. She hit safely in all four tournament games, including two-hit outings vs. Louisiana Tech and Alcorn State, and finished with a team-high .429 batting average (6-for-14). Chavez produced a double and a sacrifice fly and scored four runs.


For the season, Chavez carries a .417 batting mark with a home run, two doubles and three RBIs. She has struck out just twice in 27 plate appearances.


Billiken players have captured the first two A-10 Rookie of the Week awards this season. Freshman designated player Sadie Wise was last week’s recipient.


Up next for Saint Louis is the Ole Miss Classic, scheduled for Friday-Sunday, March 2-4. The Billikens will face Chattanooga (twice), Southern Miss, Ole Miss and UT Martin.