Lawrence University cross country standout Sam Stevens has been named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week.

Stevens (Suamico, Wis./Bay Port) won the award after finishing second at the UW-Whitewater Invitational this past Saturday. Stevens covered the 8,000-meter course in 26:19 and led Lawrence to a fourth-place finish in the team standings.

This is the third time Stevens has been named the MWC Performer of the Week. Stevens, the defending individual conference champion, captured the award twice during the 2011 season.

Lawrence returns to action on Sept. 29 when it competes in the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota.