Academic Achievement

Eighteen Mountaineer football players were named to the 2010 Big East All-Academic football team on Tuesday

Only one league member had more players on the team that West Virginia, which has consistently been at the top of the league in academic achievement over the past decade. To be nominated, a player must have a cumulative grade-point index of at least 3.0 and completed a minimum of two semesters of academic work.

Members of the team include:

Shawne Alston So. RB Hampton, Va. General Studies
Don Barclay Jr. OL Cranberry, Pa. Business Management
John Bassler So. OL New Windsor, Md. Mathematics
Cole Bowers RFr. OL Milton, W.Va. Business and Economics
Jeff Braun So. OL Westminster, Md. Physical Education Teaching
Eddie Davis Sr. WR Tampa, Fla. Integrated Marketing Solutions
Glenn Gress Sr. DL Scranton, Pa. Multidisciplinary Studies
Trippe Hale Sr. DB Mobile, Ala. Athletic Coaching Education
Eric Jobe Sr. OL La Plata, Md. Industrial Engineering
Jeremy Kash Sr. H Centerville, Ohio Multidisciplinary Studies
Derek Knight Sr. DB Detroit, Mich. Management Information Systems
Matt Linamood So. FB Parkersburg, W.Va. Exercise Physiology
Cody Nutter Jr. LS Parkersburg, W.Va. Physical Education Teaching
Gregg Pugnetti Sr. P Fairfax, W.Va. Athletic Coaching Education
Corey Smith So. K Inwood, W.Va. Sport Management
Keith Tandy Jr. DB Hopkinsville, Ky. Forensic and Investigative Sciences
Tyler Urban Jr. TE North Huntington, Pa. Finance
Corey Vance Jr. LB Seneca Rocks, W.Va. History


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