RICHMOND, Va. – Most college students spend their summer basking in the sun or hanging out by the pool, but for Virginia Commonwealth University baseball standout Nick Kime, it was spent torching opposing pitching in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.

For his outstanding performance, Kime was recently named as the All-League First-Team shortstop after playing for the Herndon Braves this summer.

The native of Stafford, Va. appeared in 34 games for the Braves, hitting .333 with 12 RBIs and two home runs. His .470 slugging percentage tied for second in the league, as did his 22 runs scored.

While Kime was the only Ram receiving summer league awards from the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, he was part of a large group representing the Colonial Athletic Association.

The CAA was represented in the CRCBL All-League awards with three First Team players, two Second Team players, and one Honorable Mention.

In his first year with the Rams last year, Kime was an integral part of VCU's run to the 2010 CAA Championship, who hit .247 with six doubles and 22 walks in 39 games as a utility player for the Black & Gold.

He will look to turn his outstanding play this summer into a catalyst for a great year next season as VCU returns from a NCAA tournament run and as reigning CAA Tournament champions.