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Chris Wroblewski

Applied Economics and Management


Wroblewski was a third-team Capital One Academic All-American as a junior and has twice been named to the academic all-district team. A two-time Academic All-Ivy selection, Wroblewski maintains a 3.77 GPA in Applied Economics and Management in the Dyson School, which was recently ranked the No. 9 undergraduate business school in the world and a top 5 business school in the U.S. Wroblewski has interned for both Arthur J. Gallagher Rick Management Services and FCStone Intl., with brokerage services and options trading a goal for his post-basketball career.


Elected as a two-year team captain, Wroblewski has been the face of the Big Red basketball program for two years, picking up the torch from a group that won three straight Ivy League titles and advanced to a Sweet Sixteen. He has honored hundreds of media interview requests and signed autographs for fans, win or lose. Wroblewski was the featured speaker at the Alice H. Cook House as part of an R.A. program to get to know student-athletes on campus better for other, non-traditional students.


Wroblewski is a fan favorite not only for his play on the court, but also for his attitude and unselfishness off of it. He was part of a group that helped pack meals for malnourished kids in Haiti with the Feed My Starving Children program in each of the last two years. Wroblewski also helped organize the “Make a Swish for Make a Wish”, a three-on-three basketball tournament for the Make A Wish Foundation in each of the last two years. In all four years, Wroblewski has been very involved with the Special Olympics basketball, as Cornell basketball has created a special bond with the program. He has attended their games, run practices and supported all their efforts. Many of the special olympians attend practices and Big Red games and spend time with the players. He served as a little-league coach and sports supervisor back home in Highland Park, Ill., and served as a camp counselor at the Hi-Five Sports Camps in Northbrook, Ill., where he taught basketball to fifth graders.


A four-year starter, Wroblewski enters his senior season as a consensus preseason first-team All-Ivy candidate and is a two-year member of the Bob Cousy Watch List as the nation’s top point guard. A second-team All-Ivy pick as a junior, he was the conference’s leader in steals and was second in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio and sixth in scoring. He has twice led the conference in three-point field-goal percentage. Wroblewski enters his senior year first on the school’s career three-point percentage list and is also in the top 10 in assists (fifth) and three-pointers made (eighth). He needs 121 points to become the school’s 24th 1,000-point scorer. Wroblewski was an honorable-mention All-Ivy selection as a sophomore, helping lead the Big Red to an NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance, the furthest an Ivy League team had advanced in the tournament since Penn earned a spot in the Final Four in 1979. He enters his final season within reach of jumping into the conference’s all-time leaders list in three-pointers made, three-point percentage, assists, free-throw percentage, steals, games played and games started.