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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Student-athletes named to AD’s Academic List for Fall 2019

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Thirty-one 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 2019 semester. All six Black Hawk College intercollegiate sports are represented, led by baseball with nine honorees. The 31 student-athletes on the list represent 36% of BHC players. The Academic List […]

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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 for 2018-19

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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 student-athletes win academic awards for 2017-18

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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 All-Academic 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 Garchinski […]

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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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BHC baseball players win region, conference awards

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Congrats to eight Black Hawk College baseball players for winning Region IV and Arrowhead Athletic Conference awards! The 2018 Division II All-North Central District/Region IV teams include four BHC players. First Team Chris Liggett, Blue Springs H.S. (MO) – outfielder – freshman Devin Wessels, United Township H.S. (IL) – pitcher – sophomore Second Team Nick […]

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Chavera inducted into NJCAA Region IV Hall of Fame

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Black Hawk College baseball coach Arnie Chavera was inducted into the NJCAA Region IV Hall of Fame at a Feb. 15, 2018, ceremony. Chavera is in his 14th year as head coach of the Braves. His record of 426-243-1 makes him the all-time winningest Black Hawk College baseball coach. He notched his 400th win April […]

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BHC student-athletes win academic awards for 2016-17

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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 2016-17. All towns are in Illinois unless otherwise noted. NJCAA All-Academic individual awards – Thirteen student-athletes were honored for GPAs they earned during the 2016-17 school year. Previously the most BHC student-athletes honored in one […]

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