Cochise College Athletics

Men’s basketball named Academic Team of the Year


The Cochise College men’s basketball team was recognized for the best GPA among all men’s basketball programs in the NJCAA, announced Tuesday.

The Apaches earned a 3.37 GPA to earn Academic Team of the Year for men’s basketball. Sophomore guard Tim Jacobs was recognized individually for Superior Academic Achievement with a 3.95 GPA. Jacobs is planning to transfer to the University of New Mexico next season.

Academic team honors are awarded by the NJCAA to those with a team GPA of 3.0 or better. The Cochise College baseball team was also recognized for earning a 3.14 GPA.

The 2013-14 academic year marks the 31st straight season the NJCAA has recognized the success of student-athletes in the classroom. With minimal changes, the NJCAA academic awards program has been in place since 1983.