RICHMOND, Va. – On the heels of a top 10 finish in his first collegiate tournament, Virginia Commonwealth University freshman Adam Ball (Richmond, Va.) has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference's Golfer of the Week.

Ball, who enrolled at VCU prior to the spring semester, tied for ninth at the Del Walker Intercollegiate at the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, Calif. Feb. 25-26. Ball finished 2-over (73-67-72=212) on the 6,582-yard, par 70 layout. His 3-under 67 during Monday's second round is the lowest score recorded by a VCU golfer this season. In three rounds, Ball booked 38 pars and was the tournament's second-best golfer in par 3 scoring.
As a junior golfer, Ball won four Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA) championships, the first player to do so. He was also a three-time VSGA Golfer of the Year.
Behind their freshman standout, VCU placed sixth in the field.
Ball and the Rams return to the course March 4-6 at the Harmony Preserve Intercollegiate in Orlando, Fla.