SAN MARCOS, Calif. – California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) individual medalist, team champion and Golfer of the Year can add another feather to her cap. Cal State San Marcos sophomore Jaime Jacob has been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large Team selected by CoSIDA.
Recognized amongst the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in their studies, student-athletes from the CCAA, GNAC and PacWest comprise the District 8 all-region team.
At-large athletes are selected from a vast pool, which includes competitors in golf, swimming, tennis, lacrosse, field hockey, ice hockey, crew, beach volleyball, rifle, skiing, water polo and gymnastics. Jacob is one of 10 women picked to represent District 8 after a prolific sophomore campaign, and one of two golfers on the list.
In its inaugural year as a CCAA-sanctioned sport and in the first season that the Cougars were eligible both the conference and national postseason, Jacob not only earned the top spot at the CCAA Championships, but she finished tied for seventh at the NCAA West Regional, narrowly missing out on a chance to advance to the NCAA Championships by one stroke.
Jacob won five individual championships in 2018 and posted Top 10 finishes in seven of the Cougars’ nine events. She is currently ranked seventh individually in the GolfStat national rankings, with an adjusted scoring average of 73.41.
Jacob also earned the CCAA Championship Scholar Award, given to the athlete competing at each conference championship site with the highest grade-point average. She maintains an impressive 3.98 GPA in her studies in business at Cal State San Marcos.
First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America honorees to be announced in June.
For more information about CoSIDA’s Google Cloud Academic All-District and Academic All-America Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America home page on CoSIDA.com.
NCAA DIVISION II – DISTRICT 8 (California Collegiate, Great Northwest, Pacific West)
Sport Name School GPA Yr. Major
Tennis Oceane Adam Hawai’i Pacific 3.99 Sr. TESOL
Swimming Marleigh Aulis Concordia – Irvine 3.93 Jr. Behavioral Science
Swimming Claire Beaty Cal State East Bay 3.87 Sr. Kinesiology
Swimming Daria Belova Fresno Pacific 3.74 Sr. Kinesiology
Swimming Sammy Dammann Biola 3.99 Sr. Journalism & Integrated Media
Crew Angie Dexter Western Washington 3.91 Jr. Spanish
Golf Bailee Dexter Montana State 3.97 Sr. English
Swimming Christie Halverson California Baptist 3.96 Sr. Nursing
Golf Jaime Jacob Cal State San Marcos 3.98 So. Business
Skiing Hailey Swirbul Alaska Anchorage 4 So. Civil Engineering