"Joelle has spent her first three years as a Quinnipiac Softball student-athlete demonstrating to her teammates what it takes to be successful, both on and off of the field," said Quinnipiac Head Coach Germaine Fairchild. "Her excellence in the classroom, extracurricular involvement in the Campus community, and her consistent work ethic at improving as an athlete combine to make her an unparalleled leader and representative of our program, department, and University."
Jacobsen saw action in 36 games for the Bobcats last season, starting in 23 contests at second base. In her junior year, Jacobson earned a .945 fielding percentage and was fourth on the team in put-outs (72) and assists (31). She also contributed six runs and five hits in 2009, while posting a .200 batting average.