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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 18, 2008

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Eagle Football players earn scholarships

    Ukiah, CA – Five members of the 2007 Bay Valley Conference championship football team have earned scholarships and transferred to four-year colleges.
    Another member has given a verbal commitment for future attendance in the fall.
    Sophomores Steven Joachim (Miami, FL), Drew Blundell (Potter Valley), Nick Fross (Ukiah), Gary Miller (Ukiah) and Greg Tompkins (Arcadia, FL) are enrolled for the spring semester at their respective schools.
    Joachim is attending the University of Memphis (NCAA DI-FBS).  Joachim was a two-year all-conference selection at receiver and finished this season with 50 receptions for 627 yards and nine touchdowns.  The University of Memphis competes in Conference USA and played in the New Orleans Bowl in December.
    Blundell, a 12-game starter on the offensive line, is attending Quincy University (NAIA) located in Quincy, IL.  Quincy University competes in the Mid-States Football Conference and finished this past season at 6-5.  
    Fross is attending Minot State University (NAIA) in Minot, North Dakota and was a 21-game starter at center for the Eagles.  Minot State competes in the Dakota Athletic Conference and finished this past season at 6-4. 
    Tompkins is attending Charleston Southern University (NCAA DI-FCS), in Charleston, South Carolina.  Tompkins had 54 tackles and three interceptions while playing safety for the Eagles.  Charleston Southern finished 5-6 while competing in the Big South Conference.
    Miller is attending Bemidji State University (NCAA D-II) in Bemidji, Minnesota.  Miller, who was all-conference, had 58.5 total tackles and four sacks this past season while playing linebacker.  Bemidji State University finished the season at 7-4 and competes the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
      Sophomore Jermaine Jacobs (Sacramento) has given Portland State University (NCAA DI-FCS) a verbal commitment and will begin school there next fall.  Jacobs had 34.5 total tackles and seven sacks and was selected as the conference defensive player of the year this past season.  Portland State, which competes in the Big Sky Conference, finished the year at 3-8.
    “Since my tenure began here at Mendocino College, we have made it a priority to prepare all student/athletes for the opportunity to earn an athletic scholarship to a four year university.   These young men have done a great job and the entire college community should be proud of this accomplishment,” Mendocino College Head Coach Tom Gang said.

Created: February 21, 2008 @ 01:24 PM
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