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PITMAN, NJ - Right fielder John McMullin and pitchers Ryan Kulik (photo) and Todd Burdette were selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Players of the Week.

McMullin (jr. Woodbury, NJ/Gloucester Catholic) earns the first NJAC Player of the Week honor after hitting .400 with two doubles, three RBI, and three runs scored in the Profs' season-opening trip to Virginia. He opened his junior season by going 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in the Profs' 5-2 win over No. 1 ranked Cortland. One day later, he went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Rowan's 9-8 extra-inning loss to Randolph-Macon. McMullin currently is tied for the conference lead in hitting with a .400 batting average.

Kulik (sr. Marlton, NJ/Cherokee) earns the first NJAC Pitcher of the Week honor after earning a victory on the mound in the Profs' season-opening 5-2 win over No. 1 Cortland. In the victory, he surrendered just two hits and one earned run in eight innings of work while striking out 11 and walking just three. Kulik currently leads the NJAC in earned run average with a mark of 1.12.

Burdette (fr. Succasunna, NJ/Roxbury) earns the first NJAC Rookie Pitcher of the Week selection after appearing in two games during the Profs' season-opening trip to Virginia. He took the mound collegiate for the first time in the Profs' second game of the trip against Randolph-Macon and pitched two-thirds-of-an-inning without allowing a baserunner. He also pitched in the second half of the doubleheader and surrendered just one hit and one unearned run in 1.1 innings of work. Burdette currently is holding opposing hitters to a .167 batting average.

Notes: The Rowan University baseball team postponed its home opener against Worcester State College on Saturday, March 1. The doubleheader has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 2 with the first game beginning at noon.