January 28, 2010

Dan Latorre Named to 2009 PSAC Fall Top Ten

BLOOMSBURG- Huskies quarterback Dan Latorre (Elysburg/Southern Columbia) was named to the 2009 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Fall Top 10 list.

Latorre, a graduate student at Bloomsburg, led the Huskies to an 8-3 record this season after completing133-232 pass attempts for 1,712 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also rushed for 152 yards and four touchdowns. Latorre was named first team All-PSAC East and third team All-Super Region One for his play.

Latorre was also named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II football first team in 2009. He finished his career at Bloomsburg second in school history in passing yards with 7,370 and passing touchdowns with 60, and first in completion percentage with 58.1 and yards per completion with 15.0. Latorre also set a school record for career rushing yards by a quarterback with 887 yards and 21 rushing touchdowns. He was named first team All-PSAC East twice in his career and was the 2006 PSAC East Rookie of the Year. Latorre led the Huskies to the NCAA playoffs twice including a berth in the national semi-finals in 2006 and the regional finals in 2008.

Latorre graduated from Bloomsburg with a 3.69 grade point average and a degree in Management and French. He is pursuing a Master's degree in business administration and has a cumulative GPA of 3.78.

To be a candidate for the PSAC Top 10 Awards, a student-athlete must have achieved a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average, up from the previous standard of 3.25 last year, and must be a starter or key reserve with legitimate athletic credentials for their respective team. The fall sports eligible for consideration for the Fall Top 10 Awards are men's and women's soccer, field hockey, volleyball, football and men's and women's cross country. At the end of the academic year, all Top 10 Award winners from the entire academic year are eligible for the PSAC Pete Nevins Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards, given to one male and one female candidate at the end of the academic year.