Zach Phipps Named a CCCMBCA Scholarship Award Winner

COC men's basketball player Zach Phipps takes the court during pre-game introductions for the Cougars' contest vs. West L.A. College on Feb. 19, 2020.

By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director

Recent College of the Canyons alumnus Zach Phipps is one of three student-athletes from across the state to be awarded a California Community College Men's Basketball Coaches Association (CCCMBCA) scholarship for the 2020-21 year.

Phipps is joined by Will Silmon (Allan Hancock College) and Noah Haynesworth (Skyline College) in earning the $750 CCCMBCA scholarship award.

Winners were selected based on a series of criteria including their academic achievement, athletic participation and involvement in other campus and/or community activities. 

All candidates must have participated in men's basketball at a California Community College for two seasons, while completing at least 40 semester units or 60 quarter units with a GPA of 3.25 or above on a 4.0 scale. Each nominee was also asked to submit two letters of recommendation.

Phipps, who recently signed with the University of California, Merced men's basketball program, was a two-year starter for the Cougars. He finished the 2019-20 campaign with an average of 15.9 points per game with 4.4 rebounds across 24 starts to earn All-WSC, South Division accolades.

Earlier this spring, Phipps was named to the CCCMBCA All-Academic Team for the 2018-19 season

Phipps earned his associate of arts degree in psychology, graduating with cum laude honors as a member of the College of the Canyons 50th Anniversary class. He is also a grad of nearby Saugus High School.

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—Photo by Mari Kneisel/COC Sports Information