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Football: Barr and Rocco Earns CoSIDA Academic All-America® Honors

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Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas – Westminster senior linebacker Ian Barr (State College, PA / State College Area) and graduate student offensive lineman Jake Rocco (Cranberry Township, PA / Seneca Valley) were both named on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® Second Teams. 

Barr, earning his second-straight CoSIDA Academic All-America® honor, is a biology major and a two-time All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) First Team selection and a PAC Defensive Player of the Year recipient. A four-year letterwinner, Barr is also a four-time PAC Academic Honor Roll honoree. Additionally, Barr was nominated for the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team. This season, Barr tallied 65 tackles (25 solo) (ranking 13th in the conference at his position), 5.5 TFLs, two forced fumbles, and a sack.

Rocco, a history major and a two-time All-PAC Second Team selection, has been an anchor for Westminster’s offensive line in his tenure as a Titan. A four-time letterwinner, Rocco is a two-time PAC Academic Honor Roll recipient. He has helped pave the way for the Titans’ 1,184 rushing yards this season. At tackle, he was graded at a 93.5%, only allowing one sack all season. Rocco also volunteers at local churches to help raise money for the homeless.

Barr and Rocco both played pivotal roles in the Titans winning their second-straight PAC Title in 2021.

The Academic All-America® Football Teams, voted and selected by the CoSIDA membership, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.

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Posted by Nathan LaRiccia, Sports Information Director