411OnTheForty: Get to know: Molly Jacobsen

23 Jul By
Left-handed pitcher Molly Jacobsen will join the Texas pitching staff next season after transferring from Ole Miss (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Texas softball head coach Mike White bolstered his team's pitching staff when he added pitcher Molly Jacobsen as a graduate transfer from Ole Miss.

3 facts:

  1. A two-sport athlete in high school, Jacobsen used the footwork she shows on the diamond to earn all-conference honors on the basketball court , playing four years in the post for Adel-DeSoto Minburn (Iowa) High School.
  2. Texas will be her third school in five years. She began her collegiate career at Des Moines Area Community College, before transferring to Ole Miss. After two seasons in Oxford, she announced in April that she would be transferring to Texas.
  3. Over the past two seasons, Texas has faced Ole Miss three times, with Jacobsen pitching in all three of those contests. Against a potent Longhorn offense, she has thrown 12-2/3 innings, allowing six earned run. Facing the Horns in 2019, the left-handed pitcher held Texas scoreless until the sixth inning.

2 accomplishments:

  1. As a sophomore pitcher at Des Moines Area CC, she was named the NJCAA D2 Pitcher of the Year and the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Female athlete of the year.
  2. Perhaps her top peformance while pitching at Ole Miss came in the NCAA Oxford Regional. Jacobsen allowed just three hits and struck out 10 in a complete-game effort in a 5-1 victory over No. 7 Louisiana.

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Riley Zayas is a high school freshman and freelance journalist from Round Rock, Texas. He began his journalism career as a Sports Illustrated Kids reporter and has since become a regular contributor to Horns Illustrated, covering Texas Longhorn sports. His work also includes Fellowship of Christian Athletes publications, his personal blog 360 Sports, and Sports Spectrum, a national christian sports website.