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List Includes Seven Football Squad Members and Three From Women's Lacrosse
AS A JUNIOR IN 2010: Strong junior season, including a .298 average in 29 games (26 starts), at both catcher and designated hitter ... Also had two home runs and 14 RBI in 94 at-bats ... Part of an impressive 1-2 punch at catcher, combining with classmate Ben Heath for 101 hits, 25 doubles, 21 home runs and 71 RBI ... Went 1-for-2 in final action of the season vs. Michigan (5/21) ... Had a pinch-hit two-RBI double as part of 22-5 win over Michigan State (5/1). Marked team's first pinch-hit of the season ... Drew walk-off bases loaded walk against Bucknell (4/6). Finished game with an RBI and run scored ... Posted second straight three-hit game at Illinois (4/4), finishing 3-for-3 with a walk, two doubles (to tie career-high), RBI and run scored ... Huge game at Illinois (4/3), finishing 3-for-4 to tie a career-high while hitting second home run of season with an RBI and two runs scored ... Doubled and scored at home against Kent State (3/31) ... Set a new career-high with two doubles in the series finale vs. Hofstra (3/28) ... Also had two hits in Game One of Saturday's doubleheader against the Pride ... Tied a career-high with three hits (in four at-bats)against Columbia (3/20). Also had a double and run scored ... Finished 2-for-4 with a double, home run, RBI and two runs scored at Texas State (3/13) ... Posted second multi-hit game of the season at Texas State (3/12), finishing 2-for-4 with an RBI ... Finished 2-for-4 with a run scored vs. McNeese State (3/5) ... First start of the season came against Notre Dame (2/28). Went 0-for-1, but contributed with a walk, sacrifice fly and two sacrifice bunts ... Went 1-for-2 with a double off the bench against Cincinnati (2/26).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009: Shared time at catcher with fellow classmate Ben Heath ... Played in 29 games, starting 27 while nearly cracking a .300 batting average ... Hit .298 (fifth on the team) with two home runs, 18 RBI and 19 runs scored ... Also had two doubles and a triple for a .426 slugging percentage ... Walked seven times and was hit by four pitches for a .361 on-base percentage ... Was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the season-finale against #21 Minnesota (5/16) ... Finished 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in the series-opener (5/14) ... Drove in Penn State's only run via his second home run of the season at Michigan State (5/1) ... Hit first-career triple and had an RBI vs. Mount St. Mary's (4/15) ... Finished 3-for-5 with a walk, RBI and three runs scored at Michigan (4/5) ... Drove in one of the Lions' two runs against #16 Ohio State (3/28) ... Was 1-for-3 with two runs at Kent State (3/24) ... Impressive against NYIT (3/21) with a 1-for-3 showing, along with a walk, double, RBI and two runs scored ... Went 1-for-4 a day earlier (3/20) with a clutch two-run home run ... Strong in game one of a doubleheader vs. Rutgers (3/14) included 2-for-4 with a double and two runs ... Finished 3-for-5 with three runs scored in the series-opener (3/13) ... Drove in two runs against Florida Gulf Coast (3/11) ... Had a hit, RBI and run a day prior (3/10) while catching all 14 innings ... Finished with a hit and two RBI against Lehigh (3/8) ... Went 1-for-3 in game two of a doubleheader at #4 Texas (2/28) ... Reached base in all four plate appearances against Seton Hall (2/22) via a pair of walks and hits.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: Backed up veteran catchers veterans Joe Blackburn and Rob Yodice ... Played in nine games, including three starts ... Displayed a good ability to get on base in limited time, finishing 3-for-12 while also drawing three walks and two hit-by-pitches for a.471 on-base percentage ... Two of the three hits were doubles ... Started two games at catcher and one at DH .... Doubled in only at-bat against Villanova (4/30) ... Had a walk and run scored against Bethune-Cookman (3/15) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and run against Connecticut (3/11) in first-career start.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years of varsity baseball at West Chester East High School in West Chester, Pa. ... Named First Team All-Ches-Mont as both a junior and senior and Second Team All-Ches-Mont as a sophomore ... Garnered Second Team All-Area as both a sophomore and junior and First Team All-Southeastern PA as a senior ... Helped lead squad to Ches-Mont championships in three of four years ... Team won District 1 championship as a freshman, made the state semifinals as a sophomore and the state quarterfinals as a senior ... Hit .400 as a senior in team's 20-5 season ... Hit .386 as a junior and .400 as a sophomore ... A member of the honor roll.
PERSONAL: Full name is Robert Gordon Jacobs ... Born on June 10, 1989 in Bryn Mawr, Pa. ... Parents are Bob and Cheryl Jacobs ... Brother of Andrea (19) and Brian (16) ... Mother and aunt also attended Penn State ... A communication arts and sciences major.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I chose Penn State for the outstanding academics and unbelievable athletic tradition."
GETTING TO KNOW BOBBY
Major & Why: Communications because there are many different opportunities through communications
Favorite Thing About Penn State: The great tradition and opportunity
Favorite Thing About Medlar Field At Lubrano Park: The top of the line facilities
Favorite Major League Baseball Player: Jimmy Rollins
Favorite Penn State Sport Other Than Baseball: Football
Favorite Athletic Memory at Penn State: The Big Ten Tournament my freshman year (2008)
Favorite Athlete (Any Sport): Brian Dawkins
Favorite Pro Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Harry Kalas
Favorite Musical Artist: Jason Aldean
Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers
Favorite TV Show: Home Improvement
Favorite Website: Facebook.com
Favorite Food: Spaghetti and meatballs
Hobbies: Hunting and fishing
Place I'd Like To Visit: Omaha
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Drive a really nice car
After Penn State, I Would Like To: Be successful