ST. LOUIS – For the second week in a row, Saint Louis freshman Ben Naeger (Ste. Genevieve, Mo.) has been tabbed the Atlantic 10 Conference Cross Country Rookie of the Week, the league announced today.

Naeger led the Billikens at the National Catholic Invitational at Notre Dame, covering the five-mile course in 25:46.6. That finish was good for 16th overall among other NCAA Division I competitors. He was third among freshmen competing in the race.

Last week, Naeger earned A-10 Rookie of the Week honors after finishing second overall at the Forest Park XC Festival and helping the Billikens to the team title.

The Saint Louis cross country squads have this weekend off and return to action Friday, Sept. 29, for the Notre Dame/Joe Piane Invitational in South Bend, Indiana.