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|CATHY JACOBS- Facilities Coordinator/Senior Women's Administrator|
Jacobs enters her 27th
year as a member of the Grove City College athletic staff, her seventh
year as the department's facility coordinator, and her first year as the
department's senior women's administrator.
In her role as facilities coordinator, Jacobs handles scheduling for all of Grove City College's
athletic facilities as well as overseeing all game management
Jacobs also holds the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of
Physical Education and Athletics.
Jacobs came to Grove City in 1988 as the first women's swimming and diving
coach in College history, serving in that role until 2008. She also
coached the women's tennis team from 1991-2007.
Under her guidance, the women's swimming and diving program posted a
129-88 record and captured six Presidents' Athletic Conference
In the program's first two seasons, Grove City posted a 6-15 combined
record. But in 1990-91, the program's third year, Grove City posted nine
dual-meet victories and its first Presidents' Athletic Conference title.
Two years later, Grove City capped an 11-1 season by winning its second
As the 1990s progressed, Grove City continued its dominance of the PAC by
winning four consecutive league crowns. During that four-year span between
1995-99, Grove City posted a combined 35-10 record in dual meets. Grove
City assembled nine consecutive winning seasons during the decade.
Jacobs also coached three-time NCAA Division III butterfly champion Peggy
Whitbeck from 2001-04, helping Whitbeck accumulate eight NCAA All-America
citations in her career. In all, Jacobs coached five swimmers who have
achieved NCAA All-America distinction and earned the American Swimming
Coaches Association Award of Excellence four times as head coach.
In 16 years as women's tennis coach, Jacobs directed Grove City to 16 PAC
titles, compiling a 122-34 record.
A native of McComb, Miss., Jacobs earned her bachelor's degree in health,
physical education and recreation from Delta State (Miss.) in 1983. She
added her master's degree from Delta State in 1986.
Jacobs lives in Grove City.