Colorado Mesa University Student Athletes Visited by Don Meyer
Former JUCO banquet speaker, Don Meyer, shares his servant leadership with over 700 student athletes at CMU.
History of JUCO
Anderson headlines 123 NJCAA student-athletes taken in MLB Draft
June 10, 2013
East Central CC (Miss.) shortstop Tim Anderson became the first of 123 NJCAA student-athletes to be selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft
when he was taken with the 17th overall pick by the Chicago White Sox. The NJCAA has now had a student-athlete drafted in the first round in three of the last four years.
Anderson (right) became the seventh-highest drafted player to come straight from an NJCAA college and is the highest drafted shortstop since Glen Franklin of Chipola (Fla.) was taken with the ninth overall pick in 1978. Anderson ...click here to read more
With regard to prior misconceptions please note, official team rosters must be turned in to NJCAA representative during the Coaches meeting prior to the banquet. Thank you, and congratulations!
Passing of GJPD Commander Greg Assenmacher
The hearts of the members of the Grand Junction Police Department are full of sadness, with the passing of Commander Greg Assenmacher. Cmdr. Assenmacher died of apparent natural causes at his home on Tuesday evening.
Cmdr. Assenmacher was legendary within the department. He started at the GJPD in 1981 as a police officer, and held nearly every position possible during his notable career, including narcotics investigator, detective, school resource officer, SWAT officer, bike team, Community Advocacy, and Field Training Officer. He became a commander in 2003, and led numerous investigations. Some of his most recent high-profile cases include the 2006 Robert Burke bombings, the 2008 Fuji Massage bust, and the arrest of Jerry Nemnich in 2009 for the 30-year-old murders of Linda and Kelly Benson.
“The world needs more people like Greg Assenmacher,” said Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper. “Commander Assenmacher has served as one of the most outstanding representatives of the Grand Junction Police Department that we have had. Through volunteer work, Crime Stoppers, JUCO, multiple Honor Flights for World War II veterans, and countless other outreach activities, his efforts on behalf of the citizens of this community are unparalleled. His commitment to solving crime and making Grand Junction a safer city will not soon be matched. Most important, we all knew him as one of the kindest and most giving men that we have had the pleasure of knowing. He will be deeply missed for years to come.”
Challenger Baseball received another check for their good work and JUCO is proud to be a partner with them during our World Series Games
Excerpt from "NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) 2012 Athletics Administration"
2012 NJCAA Division I Baseball World Series Is Nominated for a SportsTravel Award!
SportsTravel magazine has announced that the 2012 NJCAA Division I Baseball World Series has been nominated for a 2012 SportsTravel Award. Events are nominated by the readers of SportsTravel , the sports world's event magazine. Criteria for nomination and voting include superior organization of and attendance at the event, a superior experience for the competitors and/or spectators at the event, and how the site or venue served to enhance the event. Final balloting is open through August 15, 2012. Winners will be announced at the TEAMS '12 Conference & Expo, October 1-4, 2012, in Detroit....
Is it possible in this day and age to hear about an intercollegiate national championship without also hearing stories of improper recruiting, conference realignment and pay-for-play scandals? Believe it or not, it is. For 55 years, the small western Colorado city of Grand Junction has played host to the Junior College World Series. From the [...]
Humble ISD is a small school district in northeast Houston. 10 miles by 10 miles square. 3 players in this year's World Series are from Humble ISD. Austin Salter, Soph. pitcher from Cisco, went to Kingwood Park. Daniel Stumpf, Soph. pitcher from San Jac, went to Atascocita. And Trevor Odom, Fresh. pitcher from Iowa Western, went to Kingwood High School.
Congrats and Welcome!
Letter from fan:
I am the person you gave the JUCO reserved seating tickets to on Memorial Day -- i.e., the 2:00 p.m. game on Monday.
I just wanted to say how much my son Christian and I appreciated the tickets. Christian is 7 years old and he had a great time. Monday's game was part of his 7th Birthday which was on Saturday, May 26th. It was really his first JUCO game as he doesn't remember attending his only other JUCO game which was several years earlier. It was a real thrill for us to have such great seats with great weather in a beautiful stadium.
I think it's these little acts of kindness that make JUCO so special and keep the "hometown" feel of the tournament. We never want to be so big that we lose all those little things that make this a one-of-a-kind event. JUCO is really something for everyone in Mesa County to be really proud of !
Thanks again for making my little boy's special day that much more special.