November 13, 2008

Jon Ochs Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

BLOOMSBURG-Bloomsburg University football player Jon Ochs (Wind Gap/ Nazareth) has been named to the first team of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA ) / ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Football Team for District Two.

Ochs, who is a first year graduate student studying Business Administration, posts a GPA of 3.89 this semester at Bloomsburg.

On the field, Ochs leads the entire PSAC in sacks with seven and the PSAC East with 14.5 tackles for loss. A 2008 co-captain, Ochs was named PSAC East Defensive Player of the Week for September 13th after his standout performance during Bloomsburg's 24-0 shutout against Mercyhurst College. During the game, Ochs had six solo tackles, four of which were tackles for loss and three of which were sacks. His four tackles for loss totaled 34 yards and his three sacks resulted in 32 yards lost. Overall he has 40 total tackles this season, 30 of which have been solo, and leads the team in forced fumbles with three.

Ochs graduated from Bloomsburg last may with a degree in Business Management.

As a first team selection to the All-District team, Ochs' name will now go on the national Academic All-American ballot for a chance to be named Academic All-American.

Ochs' next game will be in the NCAA Division II playoffs on November 22nd at Redman Stadium against the winner of the West Chester vs. Southern Connecticut game. Kickoff will be at noon.