Robert Jacks was a versatile athlete, competing for MCC in Tennis, Basketball and Track (he attended on dual scholarships for tennis and basketball). Robert Jacks graduated from MCC in 1967. He was ranked third in the state and 21st in the nation in tennis, shot a team best 67 percent from the floor in basketball, and set a school record at the time for the high jump at 6 feet, three inches. Now a resident of Pinetop, Arizona, Robert went to NAU after MCC, attending on track and basketball scholarships for the Lumberjacks.
Robert shared a special season in 1966 with our other winner of the Athletes Award. Robert Jacks and Ron Powell were doubles partners at MCC. Together they were undefeated during MCC’s first year of tennis competition in 1965-66. They are among MCC’s first undisputed, undefeated champions.