KANSAS CITY, Mo. \u2014 Former WVU basketball star Jevon Carter (sport management) was named July 17 as a member of the The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, recognizing those men\u2019s collegiate players who excelled in academics last season.\r\nThe qualifications:\r\n1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.\r\n2. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of\r\n3.2 or higher at the end of the 2017-\u201918 academic year.\r\n3. Must have matriculated at least one year at his current institution.\r\n4. Member of an NCAA Division I, II or III or NAIA Division I or II institution with an NABC member coach.\r\n-- For the second straight year, the WVU volleyball team was named as a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award.\r\nThe Mountaineers were one of 163 Division I programs honored.\r\n\u201cI\u2019m proud of our girls and their consistency in the classroom,\u201d WVU coach Reed Sunahara said. He also thanked Stephanie White, assistant athletic director of Student-Athlete Development, and her staff \u201cfor guiding our players through a demanding schedule, both on and off the court. They\u2019ve worked hard to get where they are today, and I\u2019m very proud of them.\u201d\r\nSix Mountaineers were named to the 2017 Big 12 all-academic team, while senior libero Gianna Gotterba earned the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, the league\u2019s highest academic honor. All six freshmen were named to the Big 12 academic all-rookie team.\r\nThe AVCA award honors collegiate and high school teams that maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.\r\nFOOTBALL\r\nRedshirt senior Will Grier was one of 26 quarterbacks named to the Davey O\u2019Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List.\r\nA pair of two-time semifinalists, Jake Browning, of Washington, and Alabama\u2019s Jalen Hurts, are also among the players named to the list.\r\nSixteen semifinalists will be named on Nov. 6.