Athletics News - Black Hawk College

Student-athletes named to AD’s Academic List for Fall 2020

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Fifty-six Black Hawk College student-athletes have been named to the Athletic Director’s Academic List for achieving a 3.25 GPA or higher during the Fall 2020 semester. The 56 student-athletes on the list represent 55% of BHC players. The Academic List members will be celebrated at a socially distanced outdoor luncheon later in the Spring 2021 […]

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Golfers wrap up fall season, Perez heading to nationals

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The Braves men’s golf team ended its Fall 2020 season with a 4th place finish at the Region IV Tournament. While the team did not qualify for nationals, sophomore Peyton Perez came in 2nd overall and will be making the trip to the 2021 NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship. Heading into the regional competition, […]

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Golfers focusing on Region IV Tournament

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Black Hawk College golfers are heading to the Region IV Tournament having won two of their six tournaments and coming in 3rd in three tournaments in the shortened fall season. It’s been hectic for the Braves, who played in four tournaments in 12 days. But now they have their sights on the Region IV Tournament […]

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Ochoa named BHC’s first-ever men’s soccer head coach

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Aug. 17 was the first day of school for Black Hawk College students and also the first day of work for the college’s first-ever men’s soccer head coach. Charlie Ochoa will build the Braves team that will begin competing in Fall 2021. “I look forward to putting together a competitive program and giving students the […]

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BHC student-athletes win academic awards for 2019-20

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Black Hawk College student-athletes earned awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic achievements in 2019-20. Congratulations to these teams and student-athletes! NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year – Teams must earn a 3.0 GPA or higher for the 2019-20 school year. Women’s basketball – 3.33 GPA Softball – 3.19 GPA […]

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Metz named BHC’s first-ever women’s soccer head coach

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Black Hawk College will launch its new women’s soccer program with a familiar face. Abbie Metz, a Black Hawk College grad, has been tapped to lead the team that will begin competing in Fall 2021. On Aug. 1, she will become the Braves’ first-ever women’s soccer head coach. “I look forward to working with her […]

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BHC alum Keim coming home to coach baseball

Josh Keim is coming home. The former Black Hawk College baseball player will return to his alma mater Aug. 1 as the college’s new head baseball coach and academic success coach. “I am thrilled to hand the reigns of this program over to Coach Keim,” said Arnie Chavera, interim athletic director. Chavera has continued to […]

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35 student-athletes win all-conference academic awards

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Congratulations to 35 Black Hawk College student-athletes for earning National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Arrowhead Academic All-Conference awards! The following BHC student-athletes were honored for achieving a 3.0 GPA or higher during the 2019-20 school year. Baseball Ely Adams, Pleasant Valley HS (IA) Grant Baker, South Elgin HS (IL) Anthony Barrios, Alleman HS (IL) […]

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Chavera named permanent BHC athletic director

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Black Hawk College has named Arnie Chavera the college’s director of athletics and community recreation effective July 1, 2020. “My goal is to afford our student-athletes every opportunity to succeed and perform at a high level in the classroom, as well as on the playing courts and fields,” he said. One of Chavera’s first big […]

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Men’s basketball players named to All-Conference Team

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Congratulations to Braves men’s basketball players Terry Ford and Delaney Little for being named to the NJCAA Region IV Arrowhead Conference All-Conference 2nd Team! “Delaney and Terry played at a high level throughout the conference season,” said Darren Bizarri, head men’s basketball coach. “It’s good to see them recognized for their hard work,” he said. […]

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