inductee details

Sada Jacobson*

Inducted March 24, 2002

Sport: Fencing
Team: Yale University
Award: * Mazor HS Scholar Athlete or Marty Glickman College Scholar Athlete


Jacobson, who will be entering her junior year, secured her position as Athlete of the Month by attaining the World Cup ranking of fourth on June 25th, the highest rank for a U.S. fencer ever. She reached this achievement with a silver at the Women's Senior "A" World Cup in Havana, Cuba.

The two-time defending NCAA National Champion in the women’s sabre event, Jacobson has amassed an overall record of 59-1 while at Yale. That includes a 30-0 season as a freshman, enroute to her first National Championship. At 27-0, she remains undefeated in Ivy competition and at one point this season was ranked #1 in the world in the under-20 sabre.

A Dunwoody, Ga. native, Jacobson was a member of the 2000 Women’s Sabre World Championship team, the first U.S. team to win Gold at any World Championship. In addition, she was the 2001 Under-19 National Champion.The 2002 Marty Glickman Award for Outstanding Jewish Scholar-Athlete, she was also named Academic All-Ivy for the spring of 2002.

Jacobson comes from a family of fencers. Her younger sister Emily is also a member of the Junior and Senior national teams. Her father David was a member of the 1974 U.S. Men’s Sabre team – and also fenced at Yale.

Finishing second among the female nominees for Athlete of the Month honors was Water Skiing's Regina Jaquess, while Equestrian's Debbie McDonald took the third spot.                                                           

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