Student-athletes bring home NJCAA honors for 2018-19

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Congratulations to the following Black Hawk College student-athletes for earning National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) division, region and conference awards based on their athletic achievements in 2018-19. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 2019 Region IV, Division II, District L All-Region Team First Team Rebecca Hunt – Davenport West HS (IA) SOFTBALL 2019 Region IV, Division II, District […]

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Baseball players named to district Rawlings Gold Glove Team

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Black Hawk College baseball players claimed three of the nine spots on the 2019 NJCAA Division II North Central District/Region IV Rawlings Gold Glove Team. The BHC team members are: Sean Hebreard – Plainfield East HS (IL) Nick Traystman – Ledyard HS (CT) Jake Conley – Durant HS (IA) Region IV consists of 12 teams […]

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BHC student-athletes win academic awards

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Black Hawk College student-athletes earned awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic achievements in 2018-19. NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year Honorable Mention – Teams must earn a 3.0 GPA or higher for the 2018-19 school year to be eligible. Softball – 3.43 GPA Volleyball – 3.14 GPA Women’s Basketball […]

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BHC baseball coach named interim athletic director

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Black Hawk College has named Arnie Chavera as the college’s interim athletic director effective July 1. Chavera, the Braves’ head baseball coach since Fall 2004, is replacing Gary Huber who is retiring June 30 after serving as athletic director since Fall 1990. “I am excited for the opportunity,” Chavera said. “My goal is to build […]

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BHC golfers wrap up successful season

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McGranahan wins All-American Award, team gets 6th place at national tourney, six All-Conference spots Congratulations to the Black Hawk College men’s golf team for finishing sixth out of 21 teams at the 2019 NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship! Rielly McGranahan tied for 12th place. Players who finish in the Top 26 at the NJCAA […]

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New BHC equestrian team shines in first season

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Black Hawk College’s new Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Hunt Seat Team recently completed a very successful inaugural season. “This first year’s group worked hard. They have really started a launch pad for where this team can go in the future,” said Sarah Schobert, coach and horse science instructor at the college’s East Campus near […]

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BHC golf team wins third straight Region IV Championship, shatters its own records

Region IV Championship Golf Team Fall 2018

Congratulations to the Black Hawk College men’s golf team for winning the 2018 NJCAA Region IV Championship! This marks the third straight year the team has claimed this title and the 14th in the past 20 years. The BHC team score was 869, shattering the Region IV tournament record set last year by the Braves […]

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BHC student-athletes win academic awards

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Black Hawk College student-athletes recently earned awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic achievements in 2017-18. All towns are in Illinois unless otherwise noted. NJCAA Academic All-American individual awards – Eleven student-athletes were honored for GPAs they earned during the 2017-18 school year. NJCAA All-Academic First Team (4.0 GPA) Madison […]

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BHC golfer wins second PING award, team takes seven All-Conference spots

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For the second consecutive year, Black Hawk College golfer Austin Jump of Geneseo has been named to the NJCAA Division II PING All-Region Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Jump was one of only 10 players named to the All-Region Team for the Central Region. He received the award at the 2018 NJCAA […]

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BHC baseball players named to Rawlings Gold Glove Team

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Three Black Hawk College baseball players earned a spot on the 2018 NJCAA Division II North Central District/Region IV Rawlings Gold Glove Team. Shortstop Sam Stonskas also was named Defensive Player of the Year. The team members are: Chris Liggett, Blue Springs H.S. (MO) – outfielder – freshman Stephen Pim, Pleasant Valley H.S. (IA) – […]

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