February 22, 2011

VCU’S CULLEN NAMED CAA BASEBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University freshman outfielder Bill Cullen on Tuesday was named Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Rookie of the Week after his performance in the Rams' season-opening series against Fordham.

Cullen, who started all three games over the weekend, went 6-for-12 at the plate with a double, two walks and a team-high five runs.  He collected two hits each game and reached base safely as a leadoff hitter in five of his seven trips to the plate.

The Colonial Heights, Va., native went 2-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs in his collegiate debut Friday, and followed with a 2-for-3, two-run outing on Saturday.  Cullen went 2-for-4 in Sunday's finale.

VCU welcomes Monmouth to The Diamond for a three-game series beginning Friday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m.  Game two is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. and the series concludes with a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday.

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