Kovach, Ketchum Named to All-Region Team



TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior Kyle Kovach (Munster/Andrean) earned second-team all-region honors, and senior Jeff Ketchum (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore)  received third-team all-region accolades on the d3football.com all-North Region Team released today.

Kovach earned his second straight HCAC rushing championship this season with 1,213 rushing yards on a school record 298 carries.  His efforts included a school record 246-yard performance at Anderson University and the fifth best rushing effort in school history with 221 yards at Kalamazoo.

Kovach ranks third in school history with 3,005 rushing yards and needs 311 yards to become Rose-Hulman's all-time leading rusher.  He holds the career school record with 5,192 all-purpose yards and stands third in school history in rushing touchdowns (31) and fourth in total touchdowns (38).

Kovach earned first-team all-HCAC honors in 2010 and 2011 and previously earned third-team all-region honors in 2010.

KetchumFCKetchum started all 40 games of his Rose-Hulman career at the offensive tackle position.  His efforts included 10 starts at right tackle as a freshman and the final 30 starts of his career at left tackle.  He captured first-team all-league honors this season and was a three-time second-team all-conference selection.

Ketchum's blocks helped Derek Eitel become the most prolific passer in school history, Reed Eason rewrite the receiving record book, and Kovach earn his place in Rose-Hulman history.  The team finished with a 24-16 overall record during his Fightin' Engineer career.

Rose-Hulman finished 5-5 overall this season and earned second-place honors in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference to cap the first year for head coach Jeff Sokol.