November 26, 2008

Jon Ochs Named First Team Academic All-American

Jon Ochs in action

BLOOMSBURG--Bloomsburg University football player Jon Ochs (Wind Gap/ Nazareth) has been named a first team 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Ochs is a first year graduate student studying Business Administration and has a GPA of 3.89 at Bloomsburg.

On the field, Ochs leads the entire PSAC in sacks with eight for losses of 67 yards and is second in tackles for loss with 16.5 for losses of 85 yards. Overall he has made 44 total tackles, 32 of them solo, and has forced five fumbles and recovered one other. 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. He was recently named a first team All-PSAC Eastern Division all-conference player for this play this season.

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