Cullen Named to NCBWA’s Preseason All-America Second Team

RICHMOND, Va. – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its 2013 Preseason All-America Teams on Thursday and VCU junior Bill Cullen garnered second team honors.

The Colonial Heights, Va. native finished 2012 with a .347 batting average, 90 hits, 25 doubles, nine triples (second in the country) and hit five home runs. He was named to the All-CAA Third Team following the season.

Cullen was one of just two players from the Atlantic 10 to be named to the All-America squad. Cullen joins Rhode Island's outfielder Jeff Roy, who was named to the third team.

The NCBWA is made up of writers, broadcasters and publicists of college baseball and was founded in 1962. This is the 13th annual Preseason All-America Team that the publication has released.

VCU, which won 34 games last season, opens the 2013 schedule on Feb. 15 against Boston College in the Country Inn and Suites Elon Invitational.