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Hicks and Wasserleben Named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team

December 12, 2012

Adrese Hicks and Blaze Wasserleben were named to the 2012 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team by the 28 sports information offices from the metropolitan area. The Cheyney duo represents two of the twenty-four members selected.

Hicks led the Cheyney defense with two interceptions for 24-yards and five pass break-ups. He ranked eighth on the squad in tackles with 28 while only appearing in seven games. He is a member of the Cheyney University Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete and a D II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Honoree. Hicks is a proud owner of a 3.9 grade point average and majors in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. A graduate of Roxborough High School in Philadelphia, Adrese is a senior and expected to graduate in May.

Wasserleben made the switch from wide receiver to quarterback this season. He finished the year second on the team in rushing with 508 yards on 148 carries including three touchdowns. He threw for four touchdowns and was 56 of 124 for 625 yards. Voted team captain by members of the team, Wasserleben has also been recognized as an Honoree for Academic Achievement by the D II Athletic Directors Association, a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete and a member of the Cheyney University Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Wasserlelben hails from Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. He owns a 3.63 grade point average and majors in Early Childhood Education.

A complete list of the 2012 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team is listed below-


Student-Athlete             School              Yr      Major                                            Hometown

Ryan Alderman                Temple           Jr     Finance                                             Downigtown, PA
Josh Bucci                       Villanova         Jr     Civil Engineering                               Beaver, PA
Chris Bush  Penn  Jr         Wharton                  Accounting                                       Westwood, NJ
Trey Farmer                    West Chester   Jr     Business Management                        Hatfield, PA
Chris Garcia                     Rowan             Sr    Health & Exercise Science                  Belle Mead, NJ
Justin Gildea                   Temple            Sr    Legal Studies                                      Holidaysburg, PA
Chad Gravinese                Widener          Sr    Mechanical Engineering                       Mullica Hill, NJ
Montel Harris                   Temple           Sr    Adult & Organizational Development   Jacksonville, FL
Adrese Hicks                     Cheyney         Sr    Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Mang.     Philadelphia, PA
Kyle Jaski                         Lincoln           So    Criminal Justice                                 Escondido, CA
Sebastian Jaskowski          Penn              Jr    Wharton Finance                                 Moorestown, NJ
Connor Loftus                   Penn              So   Wharton Business                                 Villa Park, CA
Scott Lopano                     Penn              Sr   Wharton Finance                                  Southlake, TX
James McFadden               Widener         Sr    Business                                              Warminster, PA
Mike McHugh                     Del Valley      Sr    Secondary Education                            Mt Ephraim, NJ
Andrew Philpott                Widener         Sr    Sport Management                               West Chester, PA
Chris Popper                     Rowan            Sr    Law & Justice Studies                          Egg HarbTwp NJ
John Robinson                   Del Valley       Sr   Criminal Justice                                   Mantua, NJ
Dave Twamley                   Penn              Sr    Wharton Finance                                 Princeton Junc NJ
Bill Vogel                           Villanova              Physics                                                Lincoln, NE
Martin Wallace                  Temple                 Criminal Justice                                   New York, NY
Blaze Wasserleben             Cheyney         Sr    Early Childhood Education                   Willow Gr, PA
Ronnell Williams                West Chester  So   Exercise Science                                  Chester, PA
Joe Wojceichowski             Widener         Sr    Education                                            Riverside, NJ