Academic All America Honors For Herber

WVU's heady sophomore swingman has again shown his prowess both on and off the court.

Herber has been named a third-team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Herber, the only sophomore on the team, is also the youngest player on the squad, and carries a 4.0 GPA in political science.

"This is an amazing accomplishment given Joe's age and the obvious language barrier he's face in his two years at WVU," head coach John Beilein said. "Joe is truly a special young man."

Herber joins former Mountaineer Damian Owens as a member of the team. Owens was a second-team selection as a senior in 1998.

"I'm really excited and thankful for this award," Herber said. "It's rewarding and it tells me that I'm doing the right thing."

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and be a starter or a key reserve on his or her team. The CoSIDA Academic All-America team was created in 1952, and is nation's premier academic award program.

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