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 – T-12th). He led the Cavaliers this season with 53 receptions and 579 yards receiving. The wideout holds an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology/Sport Administration from Mississippi State and a master’s degree in Higher Education from Virginia.

Teter, is a Biology major from Lakeland, Fla. and last year was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. On the field he appeared in the final four games of the season on special teams. After football he plans to get his athletic training certification and eventually work towards becoming a physician’s assistant.