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#23 Paul Jacobson
Position: Outfield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Dakota Dunes, S.D.
High School: Sioux City Heelan H.S.
Major: Business Economics
Experience: 2 Letters
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Paul has been a three-year starter in the Jackrabbit outfield ... younger brother, Philip,is a sophomore outfielder at SDSU this season ... played two summers with the Green Bay Bullfrogs of the collegiate Northwoods League ... honored academically as a Summit League Distinguished Scholar and as a member of the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence

2015
Batted leadoff and started in left field in 54 of the 55 games in which he played ... ranked second on the team with 10 stolen bases ... hit safely in first four games of the season, including two-hit effort with a double in season opener against Northern Illinois (2/13) ... registered 13 multi-hit games, including going 3-for-5 with double, two runs batted in and run scored in series finale against Southern (La.) (3/8) ... put together seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 28 through March 11 ... collected three hits in four different Summit League games, including three-RBI performance at Western Illinois (3/22) ... led off game with lone home run of season in win over Oral Roberts (4/4) ... went 3-for-3 with double, RBI and three runs scored in home rout of North Dakota (4/14) ... batted .438 (7-for-16) in three-game home series against Western Illinois, scoring four runs and driving in three ... was 2-for-4 with RBI and two runs scored in opening game of Summit League Baseball Championship against Fort Wayne (5/20)

2014
Played in 48 games with 38 starts ... ranked fifth on team with 21 runs scored ... registered seven multi-hit games ... singled and scored run in season-opening win versus Texas Southern (2/14) ... walked twice and scored two runs in series-opening victory at Alabama A&M (2/21) ... recorded first two-hit game of the season, going 2-for-4 with run scored against Presbyterian (S.C.) (3/7) ... hit safely in five of six games he played at Snowbird Invitational in Florida (3/7-12) ... posted three consecutive multi-hit games, starting with 2-for-3 effort in series finale against Air Force (4/12) ... notched first four-hit game of career, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored, in home win over North Dakota (4/15) ... ended hot streak by going 3-for-4 with triple, two RBI and two runs scored in series opener at Fort Wayne (4/18) ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored against Western Illinois (5/11) ... delivered key two-run single as part of five-run second inning in Summit League tournament elimination game against Fort Wayne (5/23)

2013
Started 47 games ... led team with 15 doubles and 10 stolen bases in 12 attempts ... recorded team-best 13-game hitting streak that began in February and ended in late March ... recorded 11 multi-hit games, including pair of two-hit efforts in series sweep of Alcorn State (Miss.) (3/5-6) ... hit first collegiate home run in series finale against Saint Louis (Mo.), helping team to 5-3 victory (3/16) ... stole three bases and scored two runs in series-opening win at Northern Colorado (3/29) ... went combined 4-for-6 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI in doubleheader sweep at Oakland (4/14) ... doubled and scored twice in home win over Winnipeg (5/1) ... ended season with two-hit game, including 15th double, in NCAA Tournament versus San Francisco (6/1)

BEFORE SDSU
Put together an outstanding all-around prep career at Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City, Iowa, lettering and serving as team captain in four sports ... in baseball, he batted nearly .500 each of his last two seasons, earning first-team Class 3A all-state honors from both the Iowa Newspaper Association and Iowa Baseball Coaches Association in 2012 ... batted .493 with an .804 slugging percentage during his senior season ... hit six home runs and stole 27 bases as a senior, after recording nine home runs and 18 steals as a junior ... recorded school-record .447 career batting average with 17 home runs and school-record 136 runs batted in ... in football, was a first-team all-state selection at quarterback after setting single-game and single-season records for touchdown passes ... played on two state championship basketball teams and competed on a state title track and field team ... competed in a total of seven state tournaments during prep career ... honor student ... his late grandfather, Jim Schmidt, is a member of the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame, while his uncle, Pat Schmidt, was an all-conference infielder for the Jackrabbits from 1991-95