CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson softball graduate transfer Caroline Jacobsen has been selected to the Third Team Academic All-America softball team, the College Sports Communicators (CSC) announced on Tuesday.
Jacobsen, an MBA student from Tallahassee, Florida, becomes the second player in Clemson softball history to become an Academic All-American after Sam Russ (2022) earned the honor last season.
Jacobsen earned the third-team spot as an outfielder after spending 2023 in right field. She is one of two players from the ACC to be on any of the three Academic All-America teams – 35 student-athletes in total.
Jacobsen started in all 61 games for the Tigers in 2023, tallying 55 hits including 15 doubles and 12 home runs while drawing 24 walks. She was third on the team with 50 RBIs, scored 40 runs and stole nine bases. She was a Third Team All-ACC selection and became the first Tiger from the softball team to be drafted in the WPF Draft by the USSSA Pride.
To be eligible for the honor, players must sport at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average – Jacobsen’s is at 4.00 – and be a starter or significant reserve for their respective teams.