NJCAA Region IV
The NJCAA has a total of 24 Regions throughout the United States. Black Hawk is a member of Region IV with 29 other two-year colleges in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.
From 1973 to 1983, Region IV was a geographic location for all schools in Northern Illinois. Region XXIV was established in 1982-1983 as a Region that covered Southern Illinois separating Black Hawk College from the Southern Illinois Schools.
In 1992-1993, the NJCAA provided opportunities for two-year colleges to join Division I, Division II, or Division III. Men’s baseball joined the Division II ranks along with golf, softball, and volleyball. Men’s and Women’s basketball joined the Division II status in 2004.
Region IV currently has:
- Men’s sports: Golf, Cross Country, Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling, Tennis, and Baseball.
- Women’s sports: Volleyball, Cross Country, Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, and Softball
Region IV has the following awards available for student-athletes:
- Region IV has a plaque for teams that win the Region IV tournament
- All-Region Awards are for individuals who are voted in by coaches for being outstanding athletes in their sport.
- NJCAA Academic All-American Awards must earn a grade point average listed below in addition to earning a minimum of 45 credits.
a. Pinnacle Award is for anybody earning a 4.0 GPA
b. Superior Award is for anybody earning a 3.8 or higher GPA
c. Exemplary Award is for anybody earning a 3.6 or higher GPA
- NJCAA Athletic All-American Awards are for individuals who show exception athletic ability and are voted on by the NJCAA committees who oversee the sport they participate in
- NJCAA Academic Team-of-the-Year is an exceptional Grade Point Average by a team throughout the academic year.