College: Skinner earns Athlete of the Year honors

Former Balers standout Robbie Skinner is the 2015-2016 Gavilan College Athlete of the Year.

Robbie Skinner, top right along with men’s basketball coach David Kaplansky, earned Gavilan College 2015-2016 Athlete of the Year honors. The 2014 San Benito High graduate won the award based off his athletic performance (Skinner was one of the best players on the team) along with academic achievement (he had a cumulative 3.6 GPA) and community service. Skinner will not attempt to play basketball at San Jose State; rather, he is majoring in mechanical engineering and will focus his efforts in the classroom. Skinner still keeps himself busy with hoops, however, as he worked as an instructor for the well known Basketball Jones camps. For winning the award, Skinner received a blanket, a $50 gift certificate to Togo’s and a plaque.

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