|City/State:||League City, Texas|
|High School:||Clear Creek|
* Updated season / career stats are available via the link above, and to see Jacob's freshman, sophomore and junior match-by-match stats, click here.
Prior to her season campaign, earned recognition as one of the nation's top liberos when she was selected to the 2012 USA Volleyball A2 National Team in the winter of 2012. All-time for Oregon, the three-year ended her career ranked second in career digs (1,577) and digs per set average (4.01). Season-wise, she also ranked top 10 for UO in digs (fourth, 525; fifth, 500, 2011; sixth, 450, 2010) and digs per set (sixth, 4.45; seventh, 4.39, 2011; eighth, 4.13, 2010). As a junior shined as one of Pac-12's top liberos and was one of the team's most vocal leaders on the floor. As a sophomore, earned starting libero role thanks to her hard work in the offseason after her freshman campaign.
Digs: 35 (5s) at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
Aces: 3 (3s) vs UC Riverside (8/28/10), (4s) vs Arizona State (9/18/11); (3s), at ASU (10/20); (5s) vs Cal (11/2)
SENIOR SEASON (2012): A2 National Team Member / All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention
Tthe team’s defensive floor leader, started 34 of the 35 team's matches at libero (and missed the other bcause of an injury). Thanks to her career best totals, she ended the year third in the Pac-12 in digs per set in league action (4.76 p/s) and fifth for all matches combined (4.45 p/s). Her season totals in digs (525) and digs per set (4.45) ranked fourth and sixth in school history. Her 21 digs in the sweep of then-No. 2 USC was her best per-set average this season (7.0). Among her 25 career +20-dig matches, 11 came in 2012 with others vs. No. 2 Washington (26, 4 sets), at No. 7 Stanford (26, 5 sets), vs. California (25, 5s) and ASU (24, 5s), vs. No. 16 BYU (24, 4s), at WSU (22, 4s), vs. No. 10 Nebraska (21, 4s), at Cal (20, 4s) and at No. 24 Ohio State (20, 5s). During the season, she paced the squad in digs a team-high 28 matches to give her 77 career honors the last four seasons. At the service line, she posted Duck match highs in aces in eight contests to give her 17 career honors. In the winter of 2012, impressed staff at U.S. National Team tryouts and earned a spot on the 36-person A2 National Team. In the classroom, picked up her third Academic All-Pac-12 honorable mention honor.
2012 Season Highs
Digs: 26 (5s), at #7 Stanford (10/5/12); (4s) vs. #2 Washington (10/15/12)Aces: 3 (3s), at ASU (10/20); (5s) vs Cal (11/2)
JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
The team’s starter at libero in all 31 matches, she stood seventh in the Pac-12 in digs (4.39 per set) and 126th nationally. Her digs season match high (35) ranked fourth-best in the league and second-best all-time for UO since the start of rally scoring in 2001 (and only two behind its best total in that span (Katie Swoboda, 37, at No. 5 UCLA (4s, 10/3/08)). In the NCAA first round, she logged her second, +30-dig total vs. Colorado State (32, 5 sets). At season's end, paced the team in digs and aces in 21 and six contests, respectively, including a career-high three aces vs. ASU that ranked second-best for Oregon in ‘11. In mid-November, she was tabbed the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after she logged the team’s digs season best at then-No. 5 Stanford (35) – also the fourth-best total in the Pac-12 on the year. She also owned the team’s next four-best marks vs. Utah (25), at ASU (23) and No. 3 Cal (21) and vs. Cal Poly (21) – and the latter was the team’s three-set season best. Among other top totals, she was tied for its seventh- and 11th-best totals with her 20 digs at then-No. 3 USC and vs. then-No. 7 Stanford and 19 in a sweep of Arizona.
2011 Season Highs
Digs - 35, 5s #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
Aces - 3, 4s vs. Arizona State (9/18/11)
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Proved the team's steadiest ball-handler and settled into starting libero role en route to duty in all 109 sets and 30 matches. Ended season ranked fifth in school history in digs (450) and sixth in digs per set (4.13) and both marks were third-best among the program’s underclassmen marks behind recent great Katie Swoboda. In the Pac-10, stood sixth in digs (4.13 p/s) – more than double her freshman season average (1.96) - and 152nd nationally. At season's end, paced the team in digs in 25 matches, including 15 of its 18 Pac-10 tilts. Logged double-digit dig totals in 26 contests in ‘10 (including 24 of the last 26). Her season digs high (26) came in five sets vs. No. 6 USC and was one of six with +20, with others at Seattle (24, 5s), vs. UCLA (24, 4 s) and ASU (22, 4s), and at ASU (23, 5s) and No. 8 USC (22, 5s). Her career aces high (3) came in three sets vs. Riverside, and her 0.16 aces per set average was one of six that were 0.16 or better for UO who led the Pac-10 and ranked 24th nationally (1.61 per set). One of six Ducks honored to Pac-10 All-Academic Teams and was an honorable mention.
2010 Season Highs
Digs: 26 (5s) vs #6 USC (11/20/10)
Aces: 3 (3s) vs UC Riverside (8/28/10)
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
One of two freshmen with Kellie Kawasaki that primarily manned the libero position and replaced school digs record holder Katie Swoboda who graduated in 2008. Altogether, played in 52 sets and 23 matches – third-most among Duck liberos/defensive specialists in ‘09. In mid-September’s Pioneer Classic, posted a season-high 15 digs in 3-2 win over then-No. 9 Minnesota – one of two matches that she led the team in digs, with the other earlier in the week at returning NCAA qualifier Utah (11). Her top Pac-10 season dig total came in a four-set win over Washington State (9). Also had five or more digs vs. then-No. 7 UCLA (5) in five sets; vs. Portland State (8) and at No. 22 Arizona (5) in four sets; and vs. Seattle (7), Missouri State (6) and then-No. 3 Washington (5) in three sets. Altogether, logged aces in eight matches, and led team four times with her pair vs. Washington State and single tallies vs. Missouri State, Utah and at then-No. 7 Stanford. Her career-high three points also came in the WSU match thanks to her first career kill.
2009 Season Highs
Digs: 15 (5s) vs No. 9 Minnesota (9/18/09)
Aces: 2 vs WSU (9/27/09)
Points: 3 vs WSU (9/27/09)
Prep: As a senior, the Greater Houston Tri-Player of the Year helped Clear Creek High School to a record 41 wins and 5A state semifinal appearance. The All-State Second Team choice was also an All-Greater Houston League and All-District First Team pick, a UIL state volleyball tournament team pick, Lone Star Defensive Player of the Year, TGCA All-Star game invitee, and team captain (for the second straight year). She averaged seven digs per set, and had a career high 56 digs for the Ladycats in the 2008 regional semifinal. Earlier her senior campaign, she was chosen the Pearland Tournament outstanding libero, and Greater Houston Area Player of the week (9/1/08). As a junior, she was an All-District and All-Greater Houston First Team choice, team MVP, Spring Branch Tournament outstanding libero, and helped her squad advance to the regional final. As a sophomore, the All-State First Team pick helped her team advance to the regional semifinal, and was the All-District MVP and team MVP. In 2006, was a top 79 Sophomore prepvolleyball.com honoree, Lone Star Newcomer of the Year and Lone Star Defensive Player of the Year. Was an All-County First Team honoree her final three seasons. Coached in high school by Scott Simonds. In club volleyball, played for Absolute Volleyball Academy for Katy Garza and Trent Herman from 2007-09, and was a team captain in '09, its most improved player in '07, and helped team to runner-up finish in 2007 Indy Classics. Also played for Zero Gravity team for Jerry Linch from 2005-07, and the Kazam team for Donna Janik in 2003 and '04.
Personal: Education major. Parents are Eddie and Debbie Jacob. Has two older sisters, Francine and Felicia.
Year SP MP K K/S TA Pct A A/S SA SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB B/S Pts Pts/S
2009 52 23 1 0.02 3 .333 3 0.06 11 0.21 102 1.96 0 0 0 0.00 12 0.23
2010 109 30 0 0.00 0 .000 29 0.27 17 0.16 450 4.13 0 0 0 0.00 17 0.16
2011 114 31 0 0.00 5 -.600 48 0.42 15 0.13 500 4.39 0 0 0 0.00 15 0.13
2012 118 34 1 0.01 4 -.250 56 0.47 24 0.20 525 4.45 0 0 0 0.00 25 0.21
TOTAL 393 118 2 0.01 5 -.25 136 0.35 67 0.17 1577 4.01 0 0 0 0.00 69 0.18
Favorite Color: Turquoise
Favorite Stuffed Animal: My teddy bear named Fred
Pets: Two dogs - Petie and Dazzle
If I got a Tatoo, it Would be of: A cross
Favorite Hobbies: shopping!
Greatest Accomplishment: Going to state my senior year in high school
Something Most People Would be Surprised to Know About Me: I could sleep the entire day and not wake up once
Personal Hero: My parents
Most Prized Possession: Cell phone
If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody: Beyonce
I'd Die Without My: Computer
First Car: Chrysler seabring convertible 04
Favorite Place I've Visited: Miami
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: Paris
Favorite Entrée/Dish: Crawfish
Favorite Ice Cream: Pecan Praline
Favorite Snack: Captain Crunch cereal
Favorite Pizza Topping: Pepperoni
Favorite Drink: Cherry Limeade
Favorite Type of Food: American
Best Dish I Can Make: Gumbo
Favorite Movie: Love n Basketball
Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite Actress: Jada Pickett
Favorite TV Comedy: Fresh Prince of Bellaire
Favorite TV Reality Show: The Hills
Favorite Cartoon Character: Donald Duck
Favorite Singer or Band/CD: Lil Wayne
Favorite Book: The Outsiders
Favorite Board Game: Checkers
Favorite Video Game: Mario Kart
I Chose Oregon Because: I thought it would be a great fit for me
First Athletic Award When You Were a Little Kid: The Biggest Hustler Award at a volleyball camp
Most Embarrassing Athletic Moment: In high school, I caught the serve during a game.
Biggest Fan: My parents
If I didn't play volleyball, I would play: Soccer
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