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.