MSUM Women's Basketball Adds NDSU Transfer Sarah Jacobson

MOORHEAD, Minn. (MSUM Athletics) -- Minnesota State University Moorhead women's basketball coach Karla Nelson has announced that former Fargo Shanley standout Sarah Jacobson will transfer to MSUM to continue her career starting this fall.

A 5-foot-8 guard who is transferring from Division I North Dakota State, Jacobson will have two years of eligibility remaining at MSUM.

"We are definitely excited to add Sarah to our program," MSUM head coach Karla Nelson said. "She is a terrific basketball player who will add experience and leadership to our team and guard position. She is a student-athlete who fits our basketball program and style of play. Besides the basketball side of things, Sarah is a great fit academically and in our community as well. We look forward to her continuing to develop her game and developing into the great player we believe she can become."

Jacobson redshirted this past season at NDSU but started 59 games the previous two seasons for the Bison. As a sophomore in 2017-18 she started all 29 games and averaged 10.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. She led NDSU with 3.9 assists per game which was second in the Summit League.

As a freshman in 2016-17, she started all 30 games and averaged 9.1 points and 3.5 assists per game.

At Shanley High School Jacobson was the 2016 Miss Basketball and was a four-time all-state selection. She set a Class A career scoring record with 2,371 points while adding 717 assists, 521 rebounds and 342 steals in her career. Jacobson was a two-time North Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year and was named the North Dakota State A Girls Basketball Tournament MVP three times.

Jacobson helped the Deacons to a 70-game winning streak, which was a state record.

Jacobson's mother, Pat, was a standout women's basketball at NDSU and was inducted into the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.