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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: Pre-Economics
Experience: 1 Letter

Paul enjoyed a solid first season in the Jackrabbit lineup, earning a starting spot in left field ... member of the Summit League Honor Roll for academics

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 continued through 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 Jackrabbits to 5-3 victory (3/16) … stole three bases and scored twice 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 victory over Winnipeg (5/1) … ended season with two-hit game versus San Francisco in NCAA Tournament, including 15th double of the season (6/1)

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