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Student-Athletes of the Month

Kortney Schardt and Ben Naeger
Kortney Schardt and Ben Naeger

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senior women's cross country athlete Kortney Schardt (Lindenhurst, Ill.) and junior men's cross country athlete Ben Naeger (Ste. Genevieve, Mo.) have been named Student-Athletes of the Month for September.

Schardt has had a solid start to her 2019 season.  In her first race of the season, she won the Belmont Opener individual title and helped her team to a second place finish.  For her efforts, she was named OVC Runner of the Week.  She followed that race with a 35th place finish at the highly competitive Commodore Classic.

Naeger has had an impressive start in his first season as a Bruin.  In his first race at the Belmont Opener, he won the individual title and helped his squad to the team title.  For his efforts, he was named OVC Runner of the Week.  At the Commodore Classic, he placed 26th in a competitive field that featured several regionally ranked teams. 

Belmont University Athletics Student-Athlete of the Month honorees are based on the following criteria:

  • Effort and Excellence in Academics
  • Effort and Excellence in Athletics
  • Dedication to Team
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Campus Involvement
  • Community Service
  • Ability to serve as a role model for current and future Belmont students and student-athlete


Kortney Schardt Profile

Ben Naeger Profile