Athletics News - Black Hawk College

Men’s soccer team gets first win for inaugural program

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The Black Hawk College men’s soccer team made history Sept. 16, 2021, with a 2-1 win over McHenry County College. It was the first win for the BHC men’s and women’s soccer program, which began competing only one month earlier. “Beyond proud of these guys!” said Charlie Ochoa, the Braves’ first-ever men’s soccer head coach. […]

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Student-athletes win national academic awards for 2020-21

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Two Black Hawk College teams and 18 student-athletes recently earned All-Academic Team honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The NJCAA 2020-21 All-Academic Teams salute student-athletes across the country for their dedication in the classroom. “I am extremely proud of our student-athletes as they demonstrated resilience during this past academic year,” said Arnie […]

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Rayos named new BHC softball coach

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Tarah Rayos is returning to the Quad Cities next month to become the head softball coach and community recreation coordinator at Black Hawk College. A starting pitcher then assistant coach at St. Ambrose University in nearby Davenport, IA, Rayos spent the last two years as an assistant coach at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI. […]

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44 student-athletes win all-conference academic awards

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Congratulations to 44 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 2020-21 school year and completing at least 12 credit hours per semester. The honorees are listed by sport and hometown. Baseball […]

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BHC pitcher named to NJCAA All-American 2nd Team

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Congratulations to Black Hawk College pitcher Payton Lawrence for being named to the 2021 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Baseball All-American Second Team! The Dixon High School grad was one of only 13 Region IV players in Division I, II and III to earn 2021 NJCAA All-American honors. All-America selections are made […]

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Student-athletes named to AD’s Academic List for Spring 2021

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Forty-two 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 Spring 2021 semester. The 42 student-athletes on the list represent 53% of BHC players. All six Black Hawk College teams are represented, with volleyball having the highest percentage of players on the […]

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Baseball undefeated in conference, 7 players named to All-Conference team

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Congratulations to the Black Hawk College baseball team for finishing the regular season undefeated in conference play! The Braves won the NJCAA Region IV Arrowhead Conference with a 20-0 record in the conference and a 42-11 record overall. As of May 17, the team was ranked #9 in the NJCAA Division II national poll. Sophomore […]

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UT grad Kannon Burrage to lead BHC men’s basketball

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United Township standout Kannon Burrage – fresh off winning a national championship as an assistant coach with Des Moines Area Community College – is returning to the Quad Cities to lead the Black Hawk College men’s basketball team. An award-winning high school, college and pro player, Burrage will take over the BHC program in May. […]

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Spring sports underway

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Spring sports are underway at Black Hawk College! BHC student-athletes are working hard on the field, on the court, on the links and in the classroom. Congratulations and good luck to all of our student-athletes! Visit the team pages for game/tournament schedules, rosters and more. Baseball Golf Softball Women’s basketball

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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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