Jackie Robinson attendsPasadena Junior College (PJC), where he continued his athletic career, playing basketball, football, baseball, and track.
On the football team he played quarterback and safety, was a shortstop and leadoff hitter for the baseball team, and broke school broad jump records held by his brother Mack – himself an accomplished athlete and silver medalist at the 1936 Olympic Games. While playing football at PJC, Jackie suffered a broken ankle, complications from which would eventually delay his deployment status while in the military.
Also while at PJC, he was elected to the "Lancers,” a student-run police organization responsible for patrolling various school activities.
In 1938, he was elected to the All-Southland Junior College Team for baseball and selected as the region's Most Valuable Player. On February 4, 1939, he played his last basketball game for PJC.
Robinson was awarded a gold pin and was named to the school's "Order of the Mast and Dagger" (Omicron Mu Delta).