CLEVELAND, Ohio – University of Hartford junior Corban Wroe added another academic honor to his resume, as he was one of 10 NCAA men's basketball players to receive Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) Scholar-Athlete distinction on Monday. Wroe is the first Hawk to earn the honor in the 12-year history of the award and is the lone representative from both the America East Conference and the Northeast region.
A health science (physical therapy) major, Wroe sports a 3.72 cumulative grade point average, the third highest mark on the 10-member men's scholar-athlete squad. It is the second academic honor for the guard from Brisbane, Australia, as he became Hartford's first America East All-Academic Team member since 2009 earlier this month. He has been named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll two times for earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Basketball players from all Division I-AAA ADA member institutions were eligible for this prestigious award. Each of the nominees was required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 in undergraduate study and have been a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletics credentials. To be eligible for nomination to the Scholar-Athlete Team, he/she must have reached junior academic standing at their institution.
Known for his tenacity on the defensive end of the court, Wroe, who took home America East All-Defensive Team laurels on March 7, also developed into an offensive threat down the final stretch of the season.
As a second-year co-captain, Wroe doubled his scoring average from his sophomore season with 6.3 points per game, a clip that included a 10.5 ppg scoring average in his final 11 contests. He also posted career-best numbers in rebounds (3.2-per-game) and assists (57), while converting on 48.6 percent (71-of-146) of his field goal attempts. Entering the 2013-14 season with just four made three-pointers in his career, Wroe drained 29 shots from behind the arc this past season. Seven of those triples came in Hartford's America East semifinal clash against Stony Brook, which led to a career-high 21-point outing for the Aussie.
Now in its 13th year, the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association's mission is to enhance initiatives common to its Division I-AAA membership (the 99 Division I institutions that do not sponsor football), in particular, aspects related to their flagship basketball programs. The Division I-AAA ADA is administered by the National Associate of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 49th year. For more information on the Division I-AAA ADA, please visit www.div1aaa-ada.com.