June 22, 2007
ATHENS, Ohio - The Kermit Blosser Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame will add three names to its list of honorees this fall. The 2007 class of Dave Zastudil, Joe Zychowicz and Dick Schorr will be honored during homecoming weekend at the Ohio University Alumni Awards Gala and also be recognized at the Bobcats' football game.
The 42nd Kermit Blosser Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame inductees will include Zastudil (football) and Zychowicz (wrestling) while the broadcaster Schorr will receive the Glenn C. Randall Lifetime Achievement Award. The Ohio Hall of Fame was renamed in the fall of 2006 in honor of Blosser, the legendary Ohio athletics figure that won a national championship as a wrestler in 1932 and returned to his alma mater to successfully coach various sports for 42 years.
Zastudil, who currently plays for the Cleveland Browns, is one of the most-distinguished football players in Ohio history. He was an All-MAC First Team punter in each of his four years wearing the Green & White before being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens following graduation. Zastudil was a Freshman All-American in 1998 and was named a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America following his 2001 senior campaign.
A native of Bay Village, Ohio, Zastudil finished second in the nation with a 45.6 average in 2001, fifth in 2000 with a 44.3 mark, 14th in 1999 at 43.3 and fourth as a freshman with a 45.3 average. His 44.5-yard career average is a MAC record that still stands today, and is tied for the eighth-best mark in NCAA history. Zastudil currently holds Ohio career records for punting yardage (9,225) and average (44.5) and maintains the school's four highest single season averages.
Zastudil punted for the Ravens from 2002-05 before signing a free agent contract with his hometown Browns prior to the 2006 season. He is a 2002 graduate of Ohio University and currently resides in Westlake, Ohio.
Zychowicz (pronounced ZUH-hah-VITCH) was a standout wrestler from 1969-72 under Head Coach Harry Houska. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Zychowicz led the freshman Bobcats to an undefeated record in 1969, and was a part of three MAC titles as a varsity wrestler from 1970-72. He placed fourth at the MAC Championships at 134 pounds as a sophomore, and was a runner-up as a junior and senior at 126 pounds. He capped off his college career by earning All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the NCAA Championships.
Zychowicz is a 1972 graduate of Ohio University and currently resides in Monroe, Mich.
Schorr was the "Voice of the Bobcats" from 1967 to 1998, serving as the football and basketball play-by-play announcer on the Ohio Bobcats Radio Network. A native of Logan, Ohio, Schorr succeeded Joe Tait for the 1967 football season. He called the 1968 football season which saw the Bobcats set a school record with 10 wins and participate in the Tangerine Bowl, and when he retired from Ohio following the 1998 football season, Schorr had also called games for five Mid-American Conference champion men's basketball teams during his tenure behind the microphone.
A recipient of an honorary degree from Ohio University in 1985, Schorr got his start in radio as a 19 year-old on WHOK in Lancaster, Ohio. In addition to his long tenure in the Ohio booth, Schorr freelanced for a number of television broadcasts, called men's basketball NCAA Tournament games, and his career credits also include calling Cincinnati and Ohio State men's basketball. Schorr also hosted "Bowling for Dollars" for eight years and hosted a number of all-star bowling shows for 15 years.
In 1996 Schorr became a charter member of the MAC Media Hall of Fame and was a 1978 inductee into the Logan High School Hall of Fame. He currently resides in Lancaster.
Details of the induction of the 42nd Kermit Blosser Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame class will be made available at a later date.