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13   Natasha Jacob
Natasha Jacob

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coppell, Texas

High School:
Coppell

Position:
OF


2006 Season Highlights: • Named Easton-Bell Sports Third-Team All-American. • Program's first CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-American • Earned First-Team NFCA All-Southeast Region honors. • Picked up her second First-Team All-ACC honor in a row and her third overall All-ACC accolade. • Named CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-District 3 for the third time in her career. • Set an FSU and ACC record with 252 at-bats. • Led the ACC with 94 hits, the third-highest single-season total in school history. • Completed a 28-game hitting streak which is a school & ACC record as well as the 11th-longest in NCAA history. Streak ended in the second game of a doubleheader against Georgia Southern (2/14). • Sixth in ACC history with 271 career hits, 8th with 69 steals. • Named ACC Player of the Week on May 8. • Seminole Classic MVP, also Early Bird All-Tournament team. • Third in the ACC with a career-best .373 batting average while ranking among league leaders in six offensive categories. • Ranked fourth in school history for hits (271) and at-bats (795), 6th in steals (69), 7th for walks (74), 8th in runs (147) and games (264), 9th for average (.341) and 10th in triples (15). • Had a hit in her final collegiate at-bat with a single versus Arizona State (5/27).

2006 Game Highlights: • Team leader with 29 multi-hit games. Had three multi-RBI games. • Started all 74 games in left field • Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against Iowa State (2/17) in the Seminole Classic. • Picked up two or more hits eight times during a nine-game hitting streak. • Tied a career-high with four hits against Florida A&M (3/29). Scored two runs and added an RBI. • Hit her first home run in two years with an inside-the-park home run in game one versus UConn (3/7). Led off game two with a solo home run to right field. • Eight-game hitting streak during the final week of the regular season included six multi-hit games with four three-hit performances. • Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored against No. 9 Michigan (3/18) at the Judi Garman Classic. • Had three hits and scored twice in game one versus No. 24 Florida (4/5). • Scored the game-winning run seven times, drove in the game-winner in four games.

2006 NCAA Tournament Highlights: • Started all 20 games of her career with a lifetime .349 batting average. • Posted a .333 during the Athens Regional, including hits in each of the first three games. • Had a pair of hits against Coastal Carolina and the first game with Georgia.

2005 Season Highlights: • First-Team All-ACC. • ESPN The Magazine Second-Team Academic All-American. • Top 10 in the ACC in five offensive categories, including third in hitting (.359). • Ended the year with a 24-game hitting streak. Streak started with a single against Virginia Tech (4/3). • Team leader in 10 offensive categories. • Earned her third spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2005 NCAA Tournament Highlights: • Tops on the team with a .545 average during the four games of the Auburn Regional. • Picked up a hit in four games and scored in three.

2005 Game Highlights: • Started the year with a five game hitting streak that included two triples and a pair of multi-hit games. • Tied a career high as she stole two bases against Maine (3/2). • Matched her best day with four hits against Radford (3/12). • Was 0-for-19 in the seven games before the hitting streak began at Virginia Tech. Saw her average rise 57 points during the hitting streak from .302 to .359.

2004 Season Highlights: • Named All-ACC and NFCA All-Region Second Team. • Selected to the 2004 NCAA Region 4 All-Tournament team. • Named ACC Player of the Week (3/8/04). • 2004 NFCA Leadoff Classic, Seminole Challenge, and FSU Invitational All-Tournament. • Among ACC leaders in triples (2nd), steals (2nd), batting average (5th), on-base percentage (6th), hits (9th) and runs (9th). • Member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2004 WCWS Highlights: • Started in all three games and made eight plate appearances. • Drew a walk and scored a run versus Cal (5/27).

2004 NCAA Regional Highlights: • Florida State's second-leading hitter with a .412 average. • Had two hits and two RBI as the Seminoles defeated Oregon 2-0 to clinch the regional title.

2004 Game Highlights: • Stole a career-high two bases vs. Louisville (2/7) at the Seminole Classic. • Began the NFCA Classic with two hits, including her first career home run, and three runs scored vs. Army (2/27). • Against Penn State (3/5) she went 2-for-2 while setting career highs with her first triple and four RBIs. • Started a 12-game hitting streak with a single against St. John's (3/6) and ended with a 0-for-3 against Arizona State (3/18). • Fell a homer short of hitting for the cycle, but did drive in four runs against Maryland (4/18).

2003 Season Highlights: • Only rookie in the FSU line-up, starting all 53 games. • Led all freshmen in 11 offensive categories. • Third on the team in steals, fifth in walks and tied for first in fielding percentage. • Posted a .571 average in the ACC Tournament. • Member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2003 NCAA Tournament Highlights: • Started both games of the Gainesville regional. • Went 2-for-3 in the opener against UT-Arlington.

2003 Game Highlights: • Started career with a bang, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored, one RBI and a stolen base versus Georgia Southern (2/1). • Had the first game-winning RBI of her career in the second contest versus SE Louisiana (2/8). • Best game of the year came against Furman (4/12) as she set new career highs with three runs scored and three hits while also stealing a base.

High School: • Two-time (2000, 2002) NFCA All-American. • Three-year All-State selection. • Two-time First Team All-Area selection by the Dallas Morning News and Four-Time Metrocrest News First Team. • Member of 2001 Texas State 5A Champions who finished ranked third in the final NFCA/USA Today poll. • NFCA Academic All-American in 2001 and 2002 and Academic All-State in 2001 and 2002.

Travel Ball: • Member of the Katy Cruisers who won the 18U Gold National Championship in 2000 and 2001.

Personal: • Born Dec. 24, 1983. • Graduated with a degree in exercise science on April 29. • Daughter of Boyd and Carla Jacob.

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