RICHMOND, Va. – A historic season for the VCU Baseball program was recognized by the national media on Thursday as the Rams were ranked #17 in the final National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association poll.
"This is really a testament to the hard work and dedication our players have put in," Head Coach Shawn Stiffler said. "This program has a rich tradition of tremendous players and our student-athletes have worked hard to continue that tradition and it has paid off with this recent success. It's nice to see them being recognized on the national level."
This spring, VCU captured its first-ever regional championship and a berth in the Super Regionals with fifth-ranked Miami. The Rams won 40 games for the sixth time in program history.
The Black & Gold's first-ever Atlantic 10 title gave VCU its seven NCAA postseason berth in the past 15 years.
The ranking marked the second straight season that the Black & Gold earned a Top-25 spot. In the spring of 2014, the Rams started 20-3 to earn the #25 spot in the USA Today College Baseball poll.
Last year's ranking marked the first time VCU entered the top-25 since 2003, a year in which the Rams led the country in earned run average.
August 5, 2015 Diamond Rams stay busy during summer break
June 25, 2015 Rams finish ranked #17 in final NCBWA Poll
June 16, 2015 Dwyer signs free agent deal with Chicago Cubs
June 13, 2015 Machin earns ABCA All-American accolades
June 5, 2015 Rams drop hard fought contest to No. 5 Miami
May 12, 2015 VCU Tops Old Dominion In Key Dog Classic, 9-3
May 9, 2015 Rams complete sweep of Fordham on Senior Day
May 8, 2015 Dwyer, Rams silence Fordham, 2-1
April 29, 2015 Offensive explosion leads Rams past Norfolk State, 14-6
April 25, 2015 VCU Loses Game Two of its Series Against Rhode Island, 6-3
April 21, 2015 Rams walk it off in extras, top #20 Maryland, 2-1
April 11, 2015 RAMS POWER PAST GEORGE MASON SATURDAY, 9-1
April 10, 2015 Rams drop game one to George Mason, 7-1
April 8, 2015 Rams Hang 12 Hits on Old Dominion, Beat Monarchs 10-2
March 31, 2015 Rams rally late, but fall to #14 UVA, 5-3
March 25, 2015 RAMS TAKE DOWN LONGWOOD, 8-1
March 24, 2015 Thompson, Rams blow past VMI, 18-0
March 22, 2015 Rams take series with 3-2 win at East Carolina
March 21, 2015 Rams drop 9-3 road decision to ECU
February 12, 2015 Getting to Know: VCU Baseball Senior Matt Lees
August 28, 2014 VCU Baseball Set to Host Open Tryouts on Sept. 24
August 26, 2014 Diamond Rams shine during Summer Ball
August 22, 2014 VCU Baseball Welcomes 17 Newcomers to its Roster
August 21, 2014 VCU Baseball Introduces Changes to Coaching Staff
July 18, 2014 MACHIN, CULLEN EARN ALL-STATE ACCOLADES