Brown's Leffelman, Cornell's Wroblewski Named Academic All-America in Men's Basketball
Portions courtesy Brown Sports Information and Cornell Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Brown senior guard Garrett Leffelman and Cornell junior guard Chris Wroblewski were named to the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-America® Men's Basketball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Leffelman was named to the second team while Wroblewski was selected to the third team. The two brings the Ivy League all-time total to 35 men's basketball student-athletes who have been named Academic All-America. This marks the third consecutive year and the fifth time in six seasons the Ivy League has had at least one student-athlete named Academic All-America. Columbia's Patrick Foley was named to the third team following the 2008-09 season and to the first team following the 2009-10 season.
A native of Naperville, Illinois, Leffelman is an Economics and Political Science concentrator with a 3.89 grade point average. He has started 22 of 23 games this season and played in 80 career games for the Bears. An Academic All-Ivy selection in 2010, Leffelman is Brown's fourth leading scorer with 9.7 points per game. He is shooting a sizzling 84-percent from the free throw line, connecting on 36 of 43 free throws. Leffelman has scored in double figures 12 times this season, including a career-high 22 points against Providence College, connecting on 9-of-15 field goals, including 4-of-7 from behind the three point arc, equaling his career high in treys. He scored 11 points in last week's upset victory over first place Princeton. Leffelman pulled down a career high seven rebounds in games against Fordham and Yale.
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). He 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. Off the court, Wroblewski has posted a 3.61 grade point average in Applied Economics and Management.