RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Baseball juniors Bill Cullen and Joey Cujas were named Preseason First Team All-Atlantic 10 by CollegeSportsMadness.com on Wednesday. Cullen was also named the Preseason Player of the Year by the publication.
Cullen finished the 2012 season 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. The Colonial Heights, Va. native received Third Team Collegiate Baseball and Second Team NCBWA Preseason All-America honors as well.
Cujas was named to the preseason first team following a strong 2012 season where he hit .390, had 87 base hits, 21 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 49 RBI's. He led the team in average, and runs batted in. The Midlothian, Va. native was named All-CAA First Team following last season. Cujas was also named to Collegiate Baseball's Third Team All-American squad.
VCU opens the 2012 season on Feb. 15 in the Country Inn and Suites Elon Invitational against Boston College. The Rams open their inaugural A-10 season on March 22 against Butler at the Diamond.