PENG NAMED A-10 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

RICHMOND, Va. – VCU freshman Ian Peng (Chang Hua, Taiwan) has been named Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week, the league announced Friday.

Peng claimed his first A-10 honor on the heels of his performance at the prestigious Stitch Intercollegiate at the MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary, N.C. The freshman followed a first-round 75 with a 2-under, second-round 70 and placed 24th overall at the event, which was shortened to 36 holes.

It's the second time this spring Peng has been the Rams top finisher. Peng ranks second on the team this year in scoring average and has recorded a team-high nine rounds of par or better.

Peng and the Rams will return to action April 26-28 at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships at the Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Fla.