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
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.
Ketchum 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'
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.