In 1984, for an unprecedented third time, Joe Jakubick was voted The University of Akron's Athlete of the Year honors. This basketball player extraordinaire had proved to be one of the best Zip cagers of all-time, establishing 25 new school marks - the most broken by one player in 91 years of basketball on the hilltop. Jakubick, a 6-5 southpaw from Mansfield, Ohio, became the Zip's all-time leading scorer during the 1980-84 seasons by netting 2,583 points. The 827 points he scored as a junior is also the all-time mark for a season. However, Jakubick's senior season was something special. He scored 30 points or better in 14 games and on three occasions pumped in 40 or more points. Joe capped off his career with an exclamation mark by scoring 42 points versus Illinois-Chicago to capture the NCAA Division I scoring crown with a 30.1 average. Jakubick's efforts earned him All-Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) first team honors in 1982, '83 and '84 OVC Player of the Year honors in 1983 and '84, as well as honorable mention All-American in 1983 and '84.