Jaime Jacob Selected to CoSIDA Academic All-America Team
AUSTIN, Texas – Sophomore Jaime Jacob of the Cal State San Marcos women’s golf team was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division II At-Large third team, it was announced Wednesday by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Division II Google Cloud Academic All-America program is partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 Division II Academic All-America teams. 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 the third-ever, second this academic year, Division II student-athlete honoree and sixth overall in CSUSM program history. Last fall, sophomore Bailey Cockrill of the CSUSM women’s soccer team took home Academic All-America Division II Women’s Soccer second team honors.
In its inaugural year as a CCAA-sanctioned sport and in the first season that the Cougars were eligible both in 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.