Iowa State University Athletics

01/18/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/18/2020 12:35

Jacobson A Candidate For Senior CLASS Award

AMES, Iowa - Iowa State senior men's basketball player has been named one of 30 candidates for the 2019-20 Senior CLASS Award.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

Jacobson, a Waukee, Iowa native, was an Academic All-American and Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a junior. He has already earned his degree in finance.

On the court, Jacobson is averaging 7.7 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Cyclones.

The men's and women's candidates will be narrowed to two fields of 10 finalists in February, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four C's of community, classroom, character and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2020 NCAA Men's Final Four® and NCAA Women's Final Four® this spring. For more information on each of the candidates, visit