Last year, the Mountaineers put 19 players on the list, which requires a player to have a cumulative grade-point index of at least 3.0 and have completed a minimum of two semesters of academic work. Only Syracuse, with 28, had more players earn a spot on the list this year.
West Virginia 2011 Big East All-Academic Team
Cranberry Township, Pa.
John Bassler Jr. OL Industrial Math and Statistics New Windsor, Md.
Cole Bowers So. OL Geology Milton, W.Va.
Jeff Braun Jr. OL Physical Education – Teacher Education Westminster, Md.
Dustin Brown So. WR Exercise Physiology Craigsville, W.Va.
Nick Cadwell Sr. DB Business Management Leesburg, Va.
Josh Contraguerro Sr. LB Business Management Wheeling, W.Va.
Trevor Demko So. DL Communications Kulpmont, Pa.
Curtis Feigt So. OL Criminology Berlin, Germany
Troy Gloster So. LB Business Management Germantown, Md.
Lucas Henn So. DB Exercise Physiology Morgantown, W.Va.
Nick Kindler So. OL Criminology Camp Hill, Pa.
Ricky Kovatch Sr. FB Finance Dublin, Ohio
Matt Lindamood Jr. FB Exercise Physiology Parkersburg, W.Va.
Nate Majnaric So. RB Athletic Coaching Education North Canton, Ohio
Paul Millard So. QB Physical Education – Teacher Education Flower Mound, Texas
Michael Molinari So. P Exercise Physiology Parkersburg, W.Va.
Ryan Nehlen Jr. WR Exercise Physiology Morgantown, W.Va.
Cody Nutter Sr. LS Physical Education – Teacher Education Parkersburg, W.Va.
Kelvin Owusu So. LB Political Science New City, N.Y.
Ted Rietschlin So. DL Exercise Physiology Crestline, Ohio
Doug Rigg So. LB Communications Oradell, N.J.
Corey Smith Jr. P Sport Management Inwood, W.Va.
Keith Tandy Sr. DB Biology Hopkinsville, Ky.
Wes Tonkery So. DB Industrial Engineering Shinnston, W.Va.
Tyler Urban Sr. WR Finance North Huntingdon, Pa.
Casey Vance Sr. LB History Education Seneca Rocks, W.Va.