KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island sophomore Austin White has been named to the Atlantic 10 Second Team while redshirt freshman Justin Cherry earned All-Rookie honors, announced Wednesday afternoon by the conference office.
A native of Portland, Conn., White finished the regular season leading the team in batting average (.318) and runs scored (36) and tied for the team lead in stolen bases (13). His 33 walks and 56 hits - including six doubles, two triples and one home run - both rank second on the team.
Defensively, the Rhody centerfielder has been perfect, recording 106 putouts and five assists on 111 chances.
A two-way player for the Rams, Cherry enters the postseason with a 3-1 record over 14 pitching appearances, eight of which have been starts. All three of his wins came in conference play, where he had a 2.56 ERA and 30 strikeouts over 31.2 innings pitched.
The Stafford, Va. product also saw time in the infield for the Rams, splitting eight games between third base and short stop. He hit .222 (8-for-36) with two doubles and one home run, drove in five runs and scored four of his own.
The sixth-seeded Rams will take on third-seeded Dayton in the opening game of the Atlantic 10 tournament, Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. All games will be played at Fordham's Houlihan Park and streamed live on ESPN+.