December 2, 1985 |
Decatur, Georgia, United States
Jacobson is a daughter of David Jacobson, a member of the 1974 U.S. National fencing team in saber and also a former Yale fencer, and Tina Jacobson, who has also fenced competitively. She is the younger sister of fellow U.S. Olympic team fencer Sada Jacobson, born in February 1983. She also has a younger sister, Jackie, who was born February 26, 1989, who is also a world-class fencer.
World Championships, World Cups, Pan Am Games, and US & World Rankings
Jacobson finished 7th in saber at the 2001 World Championships. She won a team gold medal in sabre at the 2001 World Junior Team Championships. She won a bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games. She won a bronze medal at a World Cup in Havana, Cuba, in June 2003, and a silver medal at a World Cup in Budapest, Hungary, in March 2004. At the 2004 Junior World Championships, she won gold medals in both the team and individual events. That year, she was ranked No. 3 among female junior and senior U.S. saber fencers.
Jacobson was the 2005 NCAA Champion. She won the women’s sabre title at the 2005 North American Cup, and secured the silver medal in sabre at the IFA Championships. In 2004–05 she was 27–3 overall and ranked 3rd in the nation, and 8th in the world, in sabre that year.
Her image was included in a 5766 calendar, "Jewish + Female = Athlete: Portraits of Strength from around the World", featuring Jewish women in sport, produced by the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.
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