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Virginia Football | Four Cavaliers Recognized for Academic Prowess

Virginia Football | Four Cavaliers Recognized for Academic Prowess

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Defensive lineman Paul Akere and wide receivers Keytaon Thompson and Ethan Davies were all named to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team. Additionally, offensive lineman Zachary Teter was listed as a member of the second annual Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program.

The CSC Academic All-District teams recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Academic All-District honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America ballot. First- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in late December.

The Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.

Akere, a graduate transfer from Columbia, appeared in all 10 games this season, accumulating 22 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss. This marks the second-straight season Akere has garnered Academic All-District honors. Last year at Columbia, he was an FCS ADA Academic All-Star and Second Team All-Ivy League selection. At Virginia, Akere is pursuing his master’s degree in Higher Education.

Davies earned his way onto the Cavaliers depth chart primarily as a punt returner in 2022. He fielded five punts for 28 yards. Against North Carolina on Nov. 5 he recorded his first career catch, a seven-yard reception. The second year from Fairfax has yet to declare a major at UVA.

Thompson closed out a remarkable three-year career at Virginia finishing in the program’s all-time top-15 in career receptions (138 – T-8th) and career receiving yards (1,667 –…

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