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#23 Paul Jacobson
Position: Outfield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dakota Dunes, S.D.
High School: Sioux City Heelan H.S.
Major: Economics
Experience: 3 Letters
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Paul has been a regular in the Jackrabbit outfield throughout his career and enters senior season 32 games away from moving into SDSU career top 10 for games played ... brother, Philip, is a sophomore outfielder for the Jackrabbits this season ... has been honored for academics three times as a Summit League Distinguished Scholar and twice as a member of the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence

Handled the leadoff duties for the majority of the season ... ranked second on team with 50 runs scored and 10 stolen bases ... also ranked third in both hits (60) and doubles (11) ... recorded 14 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games ... opened season with two hits, including a double, versus Northern Illinois (2/13) ... strung together season-best seven-game hitting streak that included three-hit, two-RBI performance in series finale at Southern (La.) (3/8) ...  three runs in first game of doubleheader at Southern (3/7) ... ... lone home run of the season was a leadoff shot against Oral Roberts (4/4) ... scored three runs in back-to-back games against North Dakota State (4/12) and North Dakota (4/14) ... notched five three-hit games in Summit League play and matched career high with four hits in going 4-for-5 with three runs scored and pair of RBI in win over Western Illinois (5/2) ... ended Western Illinois series 7-for-16 with four runs scored and three RBI ... opened Summit League tournament play by going 2-for-4 with run batted in and two runs scored versus Fort Wayne (5/20)

Played in 48 games with 38 starts ... registered seven multi-hit games ... 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) ... delivered key two-run single as part of five-run second inning in Summit League tournament game against Fort Wayne (5/23)

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) ... combined to go 4-for-6 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI in twinbill sweep at Oakland (4/14) ... ended season with two-hit game, including 15th double, in NCAA Tournament versus San Francisco (6/1)

Put together an outstanding all-around prep career at Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City, Iowa, 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 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 RBI ... 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 ... 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