SEWANEE, Tenn. - Announced on Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America, senior kicker Michael Jacobs has earned a spot on the Google Cloud Academic All-District® First Team, selected by CoSIDA.
A two-time Southern Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll selection, the Germantown, Tenn. native made 8-of-12 on field goals and 25-of-27 extra points.
Named an All-SAA Honorable Mention in 2016, the senior drained a 49-yard field goal against Berry on Oct. 6 and scored 49 points.
In three seasons as the Tigers place kicker, Jacobs finished 28-of-42 on field goals and converted 69-of-74 extra points, totaling 153 career points.
On campus, he serves as the Events Coordinator for the Sewanee Health Professions Society and is the Philanthropy chairperson for the Sigma Nu fraternity.
Majoring in Biology with Environmental Studies, he is a biology tutor and has interned with a medical clinic in Winchester.
He has also done research with Dr. Russell Fielding on campus studying whale tissue, as he plans to attend medical school upon graduation.
Jacobs is the 41st selection to the Academic All-District Team in Sewanee Athletics history and joins Dayla LaRocque of women's soccer who have been honored with the award this academic year. He becomes the first football player to be named to this accolade since Doug Widener's All-District honor in 2003.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed in the link provided above and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
The Division III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Division III Academic All-America® programs.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. For football, first- and second-team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced on Dec. 12.