Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wroblewski Academic All American

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell junior men's basketball player Chris Wroblewski has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Wroblewski becomes the fourth Big Red player to earn the top academic honor in college basketball and is one of two Ivy League players on this year's list (Brown's Garrett Leffelman - second team).

Wroblewski, a preseason candidate for the Bob Cousy Award as the nation's top point guard, was named to the all-district team for the second straight year in January. He is averaging 14.7 points, 5.4 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals while playing 32.6 minutes per game in 22 contests (20 starts). Wroblewski is hitting on 43 percent of his 3-point attempts (45-of-106). He ranks 13th in career 3-pointers for the Big Red (140), second in 3-point percentage (.440), 10th in free throw percentage (.815) and seventh in assists (304).

Wroblewski joins Jeff Gaca (third team in 1993), Lenny Collins (third team in 2006) and Graham Dow (first team in 2007) as Cornellians named to the men's basketball Academic All-America team.

The 2008 Ivy League Rookie of the Year is a three-time weekly honoree. Off the court, Wroblewski has posted a 3.61 grade point average in Applied Economics and Management.

Men's Basketball Teams as selected by CoSIDA
Name School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
Tim Abromaitis (1) Notre Dame V Gr. Unionville, Conn. 3.72 Finance/MBA
Devon Beitzel (3) Northern Colorado VII Sr. Lafayette, Col. 3.69 Finance & Accounting
Matt Howard (1),(2) Butler V Sr. Connersville, Ind. 3.77 Finance
Tyrell Reed Kansas VII Sr. Burlington, Kan. 3.65 Pre-Physical Therapy/Ex.Sci.
Tyler Zeller North Carolina III Jr. Washington, Ind. 3.56 Business Administration

Name School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
Nathan Hedgecock U.S. Military Academy I Sr. El Paso, Tex. 4.00 Mech. Engineering Management
Blake Hoffarber Minnesota V Sr. Minnetonka, Minn. 3.50 Finance
Levi Knutson Colorado VII Sr. Littleton, Col. 3.92 Business Administration
Garrett Leffelman Brown I Sr. Naperville, Ill. 3.89 Economics, Political Science
Jalin Thomas Central Michigan IV Sr. Columbus, Ohio 3.65 Sport Studies

Name School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
Riley Benock Mississippi State VI Sr. Battletown, Ky. 3.97 Kinesiology, Physical Educ.
Will Creekmore Missouri State VII Sr. Tulsa, Okla. 3.67 Finance
Scott Saunders Belmont IV Jr. New Orleans, La. 3.84 Finance
Drew Spradlin Elon III Jr. Wheelersburg, Ohio 3.65 Political Science
Chris Wroblewski Cornell I Jr. Highland Park, Ill. 3.61 App. Economics & Management

Capital One Academic All-America of the Year: Matt Howard, Butler

1. Capital One Academic All-America first team selection in 2009-10
2. Capital One Academic All-America second team selection in 2008-09
3. Capital One Academic All-America third team selection in 2009-10

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