Sept. 15, 2011
Chestnut Hill, MA -
Former Boston College guard Amber Jacobs is one of 14 former Boston College athletes and administrators comprise the Class of 2011 to be inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame tomorrow night at a ceremony in Conte Forum. She is the 10th women's basketball player to be inducted.
The group will then be recognized at halftime of the Eagles' football game against Duke the following day. The game will kick off at 12:30 p.m.
Other athletes who will be inducted alongside Jacobs are: Cara Blumfield '03 (softball), Jack Farrell '50 (football/baseball), Jack Flanagan '59 (football), Scott Gieselman '85 (football), Jay Hutchins '84 (soccer), Amber Jacobs '04 (women's basketball), Brian Leetch '87 (hockey), Tom "Tank" Meehan '58 (football), George Ravanis `78 (baseball), Bill Romanowski '88 (football), Katie Ryan '02 (cross-country/track and field) and Bernie Teliszewski '57 (baseball/football) .
The two administrators being honored are: director of athletics Gene DeFilippo and Peter Olivieri '65 (video and technology consultant).
For those who remember, Jacobs is well known for her gritty play but also hitting back-to-back game-winning shots in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. The two victories advanced the Eagles into the Sweet 16 round of the tournament.
Jacobs, a native of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, played for BC from 2000-2004. She ranks sixth on the program's career scoring list, having tallied 1,544 points in 123 games. She also ranks sixth with 469 career assists. Jacobs earned Big East All-Rookie Team honors as a freshman. As a senior, she gained All-Big East second team accolades after guiding the Eagles to their first-ever Big East Tournament championship.
After graduating from Boston College, Jacobs was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx in the third round of the 2004 WNBA Draft. She played for the Lynx, Mystics and Sparks as well as overseas. Jacobs is currently the head coach and assistant athletics director at Baptist Bible College.