Spring '09 Dean's List
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Competed unattached at the Victor Lopez/ Rice Bayou Classic, throwing a mark 59.95m (196-08) in the javelin throw ... Threw a PR mark of 65.15m (213-09) at the Rice All-Comers Meet.
PRIOR TO HOUSTON
Competed at Texas State, Arkansas and Texas A&M-Kingsville before transferring to Houston ... Was starting quarterback for the Texas A&M-Kingsville football team ... Was a pitcher for the SEC West Division Champion Arkansas baseball team ... 2008 Southland Conference Champion in the javelin at Texas State ... Named First Team All-Conference and finished 13th at the Midwest Regional in the javelin.
Competed at Navarro High School for head coach Steve Zaleski ... State finalist and a four-time district champion in the high jump ... Holds a school record and was a three-time regional finalist in the discus ... All-State pitcher and led the state of Texas in strikeouts in 2005 ... Also was a honorable mention All-State quarterback for the football team.
Born on Aug. 15, 1987 in Victoria, Texas ... Son of Ernest and Susette Ochoa ... Also recruited by Florida State, Notre Dame and Texas A&M ... Chose the University of Houston for its academics ... Nickname is Ocho.