CULLEN EARNS SECOND STRAIGHT CAA BASEBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HONOR
RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University freshman outfielder Bill Cullen on Monday was named Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Rookie of the Week for the second week in a row.
Cullen, who earns his third weekly award of the season, hit .333 (6-for-18) last week with a team-best seven RBIs and eight runs scored. He also collected a pair of doubles, a triple and belted his first career home run.
The Colonial Heights, Va., native had one of his best games as a Ram in VCU's 15-6 win at UNC Wilmington on Friday. He went 3-for-4 with six RBIs, two doubles and a home run, while extending his career-long hitting streak to 13 games – the longest by any VCU player this season. Cullen also drew a pair of walks and was a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen bases last week.
The Rams' leadoff batter has been one of the team's most consistent offensive threats, hitting .415 (34-for-82) with 19 RBIs, 19 runs scored, 10 doubles, two triples, a home run and eight walks during the final month of his freshman campaign.
Cullen led the CAA with three Rookie of the Week honors this season. He also earned the award on Feb. 22 and May 16.