Outstanding honor for Coach Amber Jacobs

Outstanding honor for Coach Amber Jacobs

In recognition of her powerful impact as a player and leader, BBC Assistant Athletic Director and Head Women's Basketball Coach Amber Jacobs has been inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame.

Coach Jacobs, who graduated from Boston College in 2004, is entering her second season at BBC. Her five seasons in the WNBA and time as a coach at two university basketball programs gives her a unique perspective in leading the BBC Lady Defenders.BBC&S

In a formal induction ceremony on September 16, she joined 11 other athletes and two administrators. The fourteen inductees were also recognized at halftime of the Eagles' football game against Duke University the following day. Among those also honored were NHL Hall of Famer Brian Leetch and former NFL star Bill Romanowski.

"I am grateful for my days at Boston College and the life lessons I was challenged with as a student-athlete," Coach Jacobs said. "This is an unbelievable honor and I am so appreciative to be recognized in this way."

As a high-scoring guard for the Boston College Eagles from 2000-2004, she ranks sixth on the program's all-time scoring list. She earned All-Rookie Team honors in the Big East Conference as a freshman. As a junior, she led the team to their first-ever NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen, and she gained All-Big East Second Team accolades after guiding the team to their first-ever Big East Tournament Championship as a senior.

Coach Jacobs, who played at Abington Heights High School in Clarks Summit, PA, was inducted into the Northeastern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

The Boston College Hall of Fame was founded by the Varsity Club in 1970. It includes over 400 of the finest student athletes of Boston College. The Hall of Fame Wall is displayed in the Conte Forum, the college's multi-purpose arena.

Home Court Advantage
With strong ties and a long history with BBC, Coach Jacobs considers the campus home. As the daughter of former Shaffer Hall dorm parents Roger and Dawn Jacobs - both BBC alumni - she spent six years living on campus, from third through eighth grade.

After college, Coach Jacobs' professional career in the WNBA took her to the Minnesota Lynx, the Washington Mystics, and the Los Angeles Sparks, playing alongside Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker. Her coaching experience includes time at the University of Toledo and the University of Rhode Island.

Her first season with the Lady Defenders brought a 15-11 overall record and a 4-0 record in NCCAA II East Region play. Four players received awards for their accomplishments, and Coach Jacobs was named NCCAA II East Region Coach of the Year.

Read more about Coach Jacobs here.

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Posted on: 9/19/2011 10:05:04 AM

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