22 Mountaineers earn Academic All-Big 12 honors

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Right after getting it done on the field last week against Kansas State, several Mountaineers are getting recognized by the Big 12 for their work in the classroom.

In total, 22 West Virginia players were named to the Academic All-Big 12 team, the fifth-highest mark in the conference. One of those — Adam Stilley — is one of just seven players from the conference getting recognized for his 4.0 GPA.

16 of the honorees were named to the first team:

  • Jake Abbott
  • Hakeem Bailey
  • Josh Chandler
  • Reese Donahue
  • Elijah Drummond
  • Noah Guzman
  • Adam Hensley
  • Trey Lowe III
  • Sean Mahone
  • Briason Mays
  • Mike O’Laughlin
  • Jeffrey Pooler, Jr.
  • Blaine Scott
  • Evan Staley
  • Adam Stilley
  • Logan Thimons

An additional 6 made the second team:

  • Michael Brown
  • Sam Cookman
  • Colton McKivitz
  • Sean Ryan
  • Alec Sinkfield
  • Kelby Wickline

In order to make the first team, one must maintain a 3.2 or better GPA. For the second team, one must attain between a 3.0 and a 3.19.

McKivitz is making his fourth appearance on the academic all-conference team, while Donahue, Drummond, Hensley, Mahone, Staley and Thimons are all making their third appearances.

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