Emma Jacobsen of Adel ADM High School has signed a national letter of intent to attend Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and play women's basketball.
Jacobsen is the sister of Molly Jacobsen, a two-time All-American at DMACC, where she played softball. She now plays for the University of Mississippi.
Jacobsen said she chose DMACC because she loves the environment and because of all the friendly faces she saw when she took her first tour of the campus.
Jacobsen said she was also attracted to DMACC because of the athletic programs.
"From what I have seen so far, the main goal of all of the sports is to make you better and help you advance to the next level," Jacobsen said. "The academic programs are really nice. I have taken DMACC online classes and loved them. They are really interesting. I can't wait to start school (at DMACC)."
Jacobsen said she hopes to continue her basketball career at a four-year college or university following her two years at DMACC.
"I believe DMACC is more than capable of helping me get to the next level," Jacobsen said. "(Attending DMACC) will help with my career aspirations because while playing sports I will also be getting a good education and graduate with an associates degree."
Jacobsen has helped ADM to an 8-2 record this season. She is averaging 8.6 points a game and is shooting 40 percent from the field and 50 percent from the free throw line. Jacobsen has made 30 of 75 field goal attempts and is 6-of-12 from the free throw line. Her season also includes 19 rebounds, 15 assists, 12 steals and five blocked shots.
Jacobsen has played basketball all four years of high school and played softball for three years. She earned all-conference honorable mention in basketball as a junior and has been named to the school honor roll throughout high school.