NJCAA Region IV
The NJCAA has 24 regions throughout the United States. Black Hawk College is a member of Region IV with 29 other two-year colleges in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
From 1973-83, Region IV was all schools in the state of Illinois. Region XXIV was established in 1982-83 as a Region for southern Illinois schools.
In 1992-93, 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 plaque for teams that win the Region tournament,
- All-Region Award for individuals who are voted in by coaches for being outstanding athletes in their sport,
- Academic All-American Award for individuals who earn a 3.6 grade point average or higher during their two years of participation at their college,
- Distinguished Academic All-American Award for individuals who earn a 3.8 grade point average or higher during their two years of participation at their college,
- Athletic All-American Award for individuals who show exceptional athletic ability throughout Region play, and
- Academic Team of the Year for an exceptional grade point average by a team throughout the academic year.