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Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Rock Valley College sophomore outfielder Cody Jacobson has verbally committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO. Jacobson, a Dakota High School graduate, will attend the NAIA school on an athletic scholarship.
“Culver-Stockton was a good fit, as I feel I can succeed there both academically and athletically,” said Jacobson. “They have a real good baseball program, competing in their conference and a chance to go to nationals every year, and also have a very good athletic training program which I intend to choose as my major next year. The coaching staff and I got along great, both with similar goals of winning a national championship.”
Jacobson will complete his final year of junior college eligibility. He hit over .300 last season for the Golden Eagles while seeing time in the infield and outfield. Jacobson originally started his college career at Northern Illinois University before transferring to Rock Valley College after battling injuries.
“Cody has really been integral in the building process of our program,” said Golden Eagles skipper Kevin Vest. “He is a tireless worker on the field and also maintains a high level of achievement in the classroom.”
Culver-Stockton competes in the Heart of American Athletic Conference and finished 37-17 last season. They have produced 11 players who have gone on to compete at the professional level.
“We are very happy for Cody and confident that this is just the start of placing players at the four-year level,” said Vest. “Our program is built around the mission of preparing and placing guys beyond their career at Rock Valley College.”