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New England Basketball Hall Of Fame Honors Amber Jacobs

BC alum Amber Jacobs will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in June.

BC alum Amber Jacobs will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in June.

April 25, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Amber Jacobs `04 has been named to the 2013 New England Basketball Hall of Fame. On Saturday, June 22, Jacobs will join other honorees representing a variety of categories including coaches, players, teams and special contributors at a major ceremony at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Jacobs, who is currently Assistant Athletic Director and Head Coach, Women's Basketball at Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pa, graduated from Boston College in 2004. As a senior, Jacobs helped lead the Eagles to their first-ever Big East Tournament championship and was a KODAK All-District 2 All-American as well as an AP All-American honorable mention honoree. In her junior year, she helped lead BC to its' first-ever NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, hitting back-to-back game-winners in the tournament's first and second round games.

Jacobs, who was inducted into the BC Hall of Fame in 2011, is the sixth leading scorer in program history with 1,544 points. She is also fourth in three-pointers made (183) and seventh in assists (469). She was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2004 WNBA draft and continued to play in the league for four seasons.

The June 22 event will include a series of afternoon panel discussions featuring a number of former NBA and WNBA players who will be inducted that evening, as well as famed coaches, such as John Calipari of Kentucky, former UMASS Coach. Renowned novelist, Harlan Coben, who was an outstanding player at Amherst, will be among the inductees, and will serve as an afternoon panelist.

The event -- as much reunion as ceremony -- has become one of the largest sports dinners in America. At the last ceremony, the event welcomed over 1,600 people and was a sellout. The 2013 event is expected to be a sell out.

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