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February 23, 2012

Brown's Sullivan, Cornell's Wroblewski Selected 2011-12 Capital One Academic All-America in Men's Basketball

2011-12 Capital One Academic All-America® Men's Basketball Teams

Portions courtesy of Brown Sports Information and Cornell Athletic Communications

TOWSON, Md. -- Brown junior guard Matthew Sullivan and Cornell senior guard Chris Wroblewski were selected to the 2011-12 Capital One Academic All-America® Men's Basketball Third Team, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Sullivan is the seventh Brown basketball player to be honored as an Academic All-American, joining Darren Brady, Todd Murray, Jim Turner, Rick Lloyd, Matt Mullery, and Garrett Leffelman.

Sullivan has started 25 of 27 games for the Bears and 60 games in nearly three years at Brown. The Wilmette, Ill., native has gotten stronger as the season has progressed, scoring in double figures in Brown's last seven games. He is averaging 9.6 points per game overall, including 12.4 ppg in Ivy League games, second best on the Brown team. An economics concentrator, Sullivan has posted a 4.0 grade point average.

Wroblewski is the first-ever Big Red basketball player to earn Academic All-America honors twice in a career. One of just three repeat selections among the 15 Academic All-Americans, Wroblewski is one of just four Cornell players to earn the top academic honor in college basketball. Jeff Gaca (third team in 1993), Lenny Collins (third team in 2006), Graham Dow (first team in 2007) and Wroblewski (third team in 2011) also have made the cut.
 
A two-time preseason candidate for the Bob Cousy Award as the nation's top point guard, Wroblewski enters his final road weekend in conference play within shouting distance of becoming the school's career assist leader. A two-time All-Ivy pick, he was Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2009. A two-year captain, Wroblewski is a three-year starter who played on a pair of Ivy League championship teams, including the 2009-10 squad that advanced to the Sweet 16.

Wroblewski enters his final four collegiate games ranked 15th on the school's career scoring list (1,137 points) and second in assists (463). Wroblewski also stands fifth in career 3-point field goals made (182) and 3-point percentage (.416), eighth in free-throw percentage (.825), ninth in steals (135) and 14th in free throws made (259).

He has a 3.66 GPA in applied economics and management.