A pair of local athletes that excelled in sports and academics in the prep ranks will get a boost financially at Glen Oaks Community College this year. The college will officially honor the two Jim Bishop Athletic Scholarship winners this afternoon.
Courtney Moore, who is originally from Three Rivers and graduated from Ross Beatty High, and 2012 Sturgis alumnus Jalen Cox are this year’s recipients. Moore played basketball last season at Kellogg Community College and will be a sophomore at Glen Oaks this year. Cox was a three-sport standout for the Trojans and will play basketball and baseball for the Vikings.
“Well first of all I’m very honored to be awarded this scholarship, and I’m going to work as hard as I can to represent this scholarship,” Cox told JoeInsider.com “I am really excited for this year for both basketball and baseball. I am willing to know my role. I will work as hard as I can to bring this school a championship, and I am looking for nothing but success.”
Moore could not be reached for comment.
“Really the sky is the limit for both teams,” Cox added. “We both have potential to be great teams.”
Cox scored 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out five assists and registered 1.5 blocks per game as a forward for Sturgis in 2012. On the diamond, he carried a .337 batting average with two home runs, 47 RBI and stole 11 bases as a senior.
Per Glen Oaks’ website, criteria for the scholarship include:
• Students must pursue an Associate Degree or Certificate
• Students must have and maintain a grade point average of 2.5
• Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours
• Returning students must be a member in good standing of their respective sport as determined by the head coach and athletic director