February 23, 2012

Matt Sullivan Named Capital One Academic All-American

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown University junior guard Matthew Sullivan (Wilmette, IL) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Men's Basketball team in Division I, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  Sullivan was named to the Academic All-American third team.

 

Sullivan is the seventh Brown basketball player to be honored as an Academic All-American, joining Darren Brady '85, Todd Murray '85, Jim Turner '86, Rick Lloyd '92, Matt Mullery '10, and Garrett Leffelman '11.

 

An Economics concentrator, Sullivan has posted a 4.0 grade point average. He has started 25 of 27 games for the Bears and 60 games in nearly three years at Brown. 

 

Sullivan 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.

 

Sullivan registered 26 points against Albany the NIT Season Tip-Off at the Carrier Dome, connecting on 8 of 18 field goals, including 5 of 9 from behind the three-point arc.  He registered 21 points against Cornell on 5 of 8 shooting from behind the three-point arc, and netted 17 points against Columbia.

 

Capital One 2012 Division I Academic All-America Men's Basketball Team

 

 

FIRST TEAM

Name                                  School                    Yr.    Hometown                        GPA  Major

Aaron Craft                           Ohio State                So.    Findlay, Ohio                    3.89   Exercise Sci. (Pre-Med)

Matthew Dellavedova             Saint Mary's (Cal.)    Jr.      Maryborough, Australia       3.61   Psychology

Brad Loesing                        Wofford                   Sr.     Cincinnati, Ohio                3.90   Business Economics

Mason Plumlee                     Duke                       Jr.      Warsaw, Ind.                     3.44   Psychology,Cultural Anthro.

Tyler Zeller (1)                     North Carolina          Sr.     Washington, Ind.               3.62   Business Administration

 

SECOND TEAM

Name School                       Yr.                         Hometown                                 GPA  Major

Logan Aronhalt                     Albany                    Jr.      Zanesville, Ohio                 3.78   Human biology

Brian Conklin                       Saint Louis              Gr.     Eugune, Ore.                     3.54   MBA (G); Business Admin.

Drew Crawford                      Northwestern            Jr.      Naperville, Ill.                   3.40   Economics

Ronald Nored                       Butler                      Sr.     Homewood, Ala.                3.64   Early, Middle Childhood Ed.

Scott Saunders (2)                 Belmont                  Sr.     New Orleans, La.                3.84   Finance & Marketing

 

THIRD TEAM

Name School                       Yr.                         Hometown                                 GPA  Major

JP Kuhlman                         Davidson                 Jr.      Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.      3.80   Religion

Zack Novak                          Michigan                 Sr.     Chesteron, Ind.                  3.51   Business

Brian Stafford                        Denver                     Sr.     Walnut Creek, Calif.           3.70   Finance

Matthew Sullivan                  Brown                     Jr.      Wilmette, Ill.                    4.00   Economics

Chris Wroblewski (2)             Cornell                    Sr.     Highland Park, Ill.              3.66   Applied Econ. & Mgt.

 

Academic All-American of the Year:  Tyler Zeller, North Carolina

 

(1)                      Capital One Academic All-America first team in 2010-11

(2)        Capital One Academic All-America second team in 2010-11