For two consecutive weeks in February 2019, economics major Jacobo “Cobo” Diaz garnered Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Athlete of the Week recognition for men’s basketball. These recent honors, in addition to his two
previous PSAC Western Division Athlete of the Week accolades in November 2018, bring his season total to four and his career total to seven.
Not only is Cobo among the best forwards in IUP basketball program history, but he also ranks among the best players in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region.
Cobo was recognized during IUP Men’s Basketball Senior Night festivities on March 2. Cobo also spent the following afternoon participating in the IUP Hoop Troop pizza party with his teammates. Hoop Troop is open to kids to encourage community attendance
during regular season basketball games. At the pizza party, several children from the area enjoyed shooting baskets with the players and coaches on the main court at the Kovalchick Complex.
Photo (left to right): Cobo Diaz, Hoop Troop member Abigail Jozefowicz, and Dante Lombardi.
Department of Economics