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Bobby Jacobs
Bobby  Jacobs

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Chester, Pa.

High School:
West Chester East

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R


12/15/2011

Twenty-four Penn State Student-Athletes Receiving Diplomas This Weekend

List Includes Seven Football Squad Members and Three From Women's Lacrosse

AS A SENIOR IN 2011: Started 45 games during the year, including 42 behind the plate ... Earned Penn State's Sportsmanship Award for distinguishing himself on and off the field during his senior campaign ... Notched a .284 batting average with 25 RBI and 14 runs scored ... Started the year on a roll, recording at least two hits in seven of his first 15 games ... Posted back-to-back multi-hit efforts and scored a run against Notre Dame on February 20 and Eastern Kentucky on February 26 ... Roped two hits in the series finale against NC State on March 5, including a double and RBI ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored against Old Dominion on March 8 ... Dominated against No. 26 Wichita State, roping two hits in the opener on March 18 before going 3-for-3 with a double and run scored during the second game of the series ... Pieced together a six-game hitting streak from March 25-April 2, highlighted by a two-hit effort against Le Moyne to start the string and a three-RBI performance against the Dolphins on March 27 ... Suffered a facial injury against Northwestern on April 10 and missed nearly two weeks of action ... Played the next month with a wired jaw and still continued to shine both at the plate and behind the dish ... Returned from the injury and lined a base hit to left in his very first at bat against Ohio State on April 23 ... Two days later, he went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored against the Buckeyes ... Posted two hits, knocked in a run, and blocked home beautifully on two plays at the plate during a battle for first place in the Big Ten standings against Michigan State on April 29 ... Added two more hits against the Spartans with an RBI and run scored in the series finale ... Gunned down a pair of would-be base stealers and chipped in with an RBI against Iowa on May 6 ... Posted doubles in back-to-back contests after lining one against Minnesota on May 15 and another in the first game of the Michigan series on May 19 ... Kicked off the Big Ten Tournament with an excellent performance after going 2-for-4 with two RBI against Purdue on May 25 ... Knocked in a run and drew a pair of walks during the final game of his career against Minnesota on May 26.

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."

JACOBS' CAREER STATISTICS

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP OBP SB-ATT PO-A-E FLD%
2008 .250 9-3 12 3 3 2 0 0 0 5 .417 3 2 .471 0-0 21-4-1 .962
2009 .298 29-27 94 19 28 4 1 2 18 40 .426 7 4 .361 0-1 199-19-4 .982
2010 .298 29-26 94 12 28 9 0 2 14 43 .457 7 2 .349 0-0 53-7-1 .984
2011 .284 45-45 155 14 44 7 0 0 25 51 .329 20 8 .385 0-1 221-29-3 .988
Total .290 112-101 355 48 103 22 1 4 57 139 .392 37 16 .373 0-2 221-29-3 .984

GETTING TO KNOW BOBBY
Nickname: Bobbo
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

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