Back row from left: J. D. Yoder, assistant men’s basketball coach; Sandy Russell, scholarship presenter on behalf of the Jim Bishop scholarship; Steve Proefrock, men’s basketball coach and Matt Vavro, assistant men’s basketball coach. Front row: Scholarship recipients Courtney Moore and Jalen Cox.

Two GOCC athletes are recipients of Jim Bishop Scholarships

Two student athletes at Glen Oaks Community College have received the Jim Bishop Memorial
Athletic Scholarship for 2013-14 and were recognized today at the College.

Courtney Moore, of Three Rivers, Mich., will be playing for both the Lady Viking Basketball and Baseball teams
and Jalen Cox, of Sturgis, Mich., will play both basketball and baseball for the for the Men’s Viking teams.

The Jim Bishop Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund was initially established in 1980 after Bishop’s death from
an auto accident. Bishop attended Glen Oaks during its initial two years of existence. Bishop held a special
place in his heart for GOCC and the GOCC Athletic Department, as he played on the first basketball teams at
the college for Coach Ken Shuler. Bishop was also a coaching assistant for the teams in the 1970’s.

Bishop’s family funded the scholarship to assist athletes in the county to receive an education and play the
sport they love at the same time. The Bishop family believes athletics are an important aspect of Glen Oaks
and St. Joseph County.

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