Cullen named to NCBWA All-America Second Team

Greg Cullen led the nation in hitting for almost the entire season. He finished the year with a .458 batting average. His .556 on-base percentage was the second-best in the nation. (Photo courtesy of Niagara University Athletic Communications)

Courtesy of PurpleEagles.com

MORGANTOWN, W.V. – Niagara baseball shortstop Greg Cullen has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-America Second Team, announced on Wednesday.

Cullen was named to the Collegiate Baseball All-America Second Team, the College Sports Madness All-America Fourth Team and is the 2018 MAAC Player of the Year. He was also named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association District 2 Player of the Year and was selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCAA Division I Northeast All-Region First Team.

Cullen led the nation in hitting for almost the entire season. He finished the year with a .458 batting average. His .556 on-base percentage was the second-best in the nation.

Cullen led the Purple Eagles and the MAAC in hits with 81 and in slugging percentage (.655). He also led the team in runs scored (51), doubles (17) and triples (three). He was second in the MAAC in runs scored, tied for second-most triples and third-most doubles and was tied for fourth in stolen bases with 13.

Cullen was named to the All-MAAC First Team and was a two-time MAAC Player of the Week honoree. He was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 15th round of the 2018 MLB Draft.

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