Additionally, of the players who received All-BIG EAST honors on the field this past fall, eleven were named to the all-academic squad, including a pair of Scarlet Knights: Brian Leonard and Ryan Neill.
The All-Academic Team recognizes letterwinners who have posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Student-athletes who have completed a minimum of two semesters of academic work and earned a letter are eligible.
The West Virginia Mountaineers led all teams with 20 selections and now have the most all-time selections with 131 in 15 seasons of BIG EAST play.
West Virginia's senior offensive tackle Garin Justice was named winner of the 2005-06 BIG EAST/Aéropostale Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Nate Jones, of the Scarlet Knights, was a recipient of this award in 2003.