RICHMOND, Va. – In just one season at Virginia Commonwealth University, Romena Bowie has not only got the attention of his coaches, but now the attention of national media.

The sophomore midfielder was recently named to's list of the nation's 25-best underclassmen. Bowie was one of only two CAA players to qualify for the list, joining Hofstra defender Shaun Foster.

In his first season with the Black and Gold, Bowie saw action in 17 matches making 13 starts. He registered six shots with one on goal and earned a spot on the Colonial Athletic Association's All-Rookie squad. During the spring, Bowie helped anchor a Rams team that went 4-2-1 in a seven-match schedule that featured three ACC opponents and four teams that qualified for the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

Bowie and the Rams open pre-season workouts early next week, before starting the 2011 season on August 26 against Navy at Sports Backers Stadium.

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