"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.