Jackie Robinson attends Pasadena Junior College
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).