Summarized by Nicholas Maddox
Versatility Is Benchmark For Jacobsen
Salt Lake Tribune 6Jun99 L3
By Jay Drew: Salt Lake Tribune
Chad Jacobsen of Springville High in Utah received The Salt Lake Tribune Boys
Prep Athlete of the Year Award. The most prestigious honor for a Utah school
athlete began last year with the honor being bestowed upon Josh Park of Juab.
The annual award winner who excels in the classroom as well as on the playing
surface is selected by the Tribune's high school sports staff.
Jacobsen, at 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, played football for the first time in his
high school senior year. His stats as a receiver include 34 passes caught for
781 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was selected all-state first team. He was also
selected as Tribune's Class 4-A boys
? basketball MVP after leading the
Springville Red Devils to the championship game. He averaged a state best of 30
points a game. He was also the team leader in rebounds at eight per game and
assists at five per game.
All of this athletic competition while graduating with a 3.75 grade point
Jacobsen has signed his letter of intent to play for the University of Utah
football team. The Utes will look forward to his talents when he returns from a
mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has received his
mission call to Uruguay and reports to the Missionary Training Center the 21st
The article contains the names and home schools of the athletes/academics that
received honorable mentions for the Prep Athlete of the Year Award.