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Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Rd.
Paramus NJ 07652-1595

PH: 201-447-7183
FX: 201-447-0298

Dr. B. Kaye Walter

Athletic Director
Jorge Hernandez

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Hernan Castano

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Bergen Bulldog Earns School's First Gold Glove
July 11, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College Bulldogs slick-fielding second-year shortstop James Donohue, of Ridgefield Park, has earned a 2014 NJCAA ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award for stellar defensive play. En route to becoming the first Bulldog in school history to earn the award, Donohue notched 43 putouts, 64 assists and six double plays, making only one error. Bulldogs coach Steven Mimms, who led the squad to a 17-16 record, also relied on Donohue’s offensive contributions – he hit .355 and tied for the team lead in runs scored (21). Donohue’s postseason honors included spots on the all-region and -conference second teams.

Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu) based in Paramus is a public two-year coeducational college, enrolling nearly 17,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields.

Shauntierah Douglas Sets National Record Javelin Toss Bests Old Record by 20 Feet
May 21, 2013

Women's Outdoor Track & Field - Tue, May. 21, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Paramus, NJ -Bergen CC Women's Outdoor  Track & Field finished fifth in the NJCAA Division III National Championship at Howard Community College in Maryland earlier this month with three bulldogs earning All-American recognition.

Shauntierah Douglas of Garfield threw the javelin 45.19 meters or 148 feet and three and one-quarter inches for a new National NJCAA record. The previous record, 128 feet and 10 inches (39.26 meters) had held since 1999.

Shauntierah also garnered the "Field Athlete of the Meet" award; earning All-American honors in javelin, 100-meter dash, the shot put and the Coaches All-American recognition in the long jump. She achieved her personal best in the long jump and shot put during the national tournament.

From Headlocks to Hall of Fame
March 5, 2012

Bergen Community College assistant wrestling coach Ed Kochakji has been inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Wrestling Hall of Fame on February 25 at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota.

He served as the head wrestling coach at Bergen from 1977 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2004. He returned to the College in 2009 and has been the assistant coach for the past three seasons.

During his career, Kochakji coached 40 NJCAA All-Region and All-Garden State Athletic Conference wrestlers, four NJCAA All-Americans, including 2004 National Champion and current Bergen Head Wrestling Coach Mike Massenzio, and many national qualifiers. In 2004, the team placed fifth at the NJCAA Division III National Tournament.

Kochakji has received various awards and honors including a Special Recognition Award from the Garden State Athletic Conference for more than 100 wins in September 1991. That same year, he received the Bergen County Coaches Association Century Victory Award (also for more than 100 wins). In addition, the Record voted him one of the “Top Ten NJ High School Wrestlers” in February 2000 and honored him as “Top NJ High School Wrestler” of the 1960s.

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