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2006
Concluded her third season with the Lynx by starting all 34 games... Registered career-bests with 8.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 3.4 apg (good for 15th in the WNBA); her 115 assists equals the second-best total in club history... Shot 44.9% from the field (up from 38.5% a year ago and 31.0% in her rookie season), and was ninth in the league in three-point accuracy at 39.2% (40-102)... Dealt seven assists Aug. 1 vs. Seattle, one of 16 times she led Minnesota in that category... Notched 12 double-digit scoring nights, with Minnesota going 7-5 in those games... Logged 30+ minutes on nine occasions, topped by a career-high 34:58 outing June 2 vs. Indiana... Tallied 18 points July 25 at Charlotte and had 15 points and six assists July 5 vs. Washington... Scored a career-high 24 points July 19 vs. Chicago; her 7-7 effort from the floor was one off Svetlana Abrosimova's single-game club accuracy mark... Hauled down a career-high seven rebounds June 9 at San Antonio and tallied 16 points and a career-high four steals June 2 vs. Indiana... Dished out a career-high nine assists May 23 vs. Connecticut.

2005:
Completed her second WNBA campaign by seeing action in 33 games (all in a reserve role), drawing a DNP-CD Aug. 16 vs. Houston, Tallied 3.7 ppg and 2.1 apg while logging 14.5 mpg; she hit 37.7% from three-point distance, sinking 12 of her final 27 attempts (44.4%), Equaled her career high with five assists Aug. 21 at Phoenix (also Aug. 9 vs. San Antonio), one of nine times she topped Minnesota in assists, Put together back-to-back 10-point nights (July 26 at San Antonio, July 29 vs. Phoenix), her lone double-digit efforts of the year, Missed seven of her final 14 FTAs, after beginning the season 14-for-15, Collected 36 ast/18 TOs at Target Center (2.00-to-1), compared to 32 ast/28 TOs on the road (1.14-to-1), Logged a season-high 29 minutes Aug. 23 at LA, and swiped a career-high four steals May 25 vs. L.A.

2004:
Made her WNBA debut in Minnesota's win at Sacramento on May 22 ... Scored a season-high 11 points July 15 at New York, her first double-figure effort of the year ... Swiped a season-high three steals July 14 vs. Connecticut ... Added eight points and a season-high four assists July 9 vs. Phoenix ... Had six points in 16 minutes May 30 vs. New York ... Had six points July 28 vs. San Antonio ... Recorded at least one three-pointer in six consecutive games from July 11-22 ... The Lynx are 9-1 when she hits a three-pointer ... Logged a season-high 25 minutes July 18 at Phoenix ... Minnesota's second-leading scorer in the preseason (7.7 ppg) ... Selected by Minnesota in the third round (33rd overall) of the 2004 WNBA Draft on April 17 ... Signed on April 23.

PLAYOFFS:
Averaged 4.0 ppg, 1.0 apg and 18.0 mpg in the two first-round playoff games vs. Seattle in 2004.

COLLEGE:
2003-04: A WBCA/Kodak District 1 All-American ... Associated Press honorable mention All-American ... All-Big EAST second team and Big East All-Tournament team member ... Led BC to its first-ever Big East championship .... Averaged 14.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg, and 4.1 apg ... Finished fourth on BC's all-time scoring list (1,544), fifth all-time in assists (469) and second for three-pointers (183) and three-point attempts (502) ... WBCA All-Star Challenge participant ... Led the team in scoring 10 times ... Led the team in assists 18 times and in steals eight times ... Scored in double figures in 23 games ... Posted 10 games of 20+ points ... Scored a season-best 26 points against UNC Greensboro ... Had a season-best six rebounds against three opponents ... The team's second-leading free throw shooter at 84.7% accuracy (116-for-137). 2003-02: Named All-Big East honorable mention and Big East Academic All-Star ... Hit game-winning buzzer-beater shots in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament to land BC in its first-ever Sweet Sixteen ... Played 30 of 31 games ... Posted 12.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg, and 3.7 apg ... Led the team in scoring seven times, assists 12 times and steals 10 times ... Scored in double figures 16 games ... Posted six 20+ point games ... Scored her career 1,000th point at Rutgers on 3/4 ... Scored a season-best 28 points against Miami ... Hit a career-best six three-pointers against Siena; her 6-for-6 trifecta effort against the Saints is a Big East and NCAA single-game best ... The team's leading three-point shooter at 40.7% (50-for-123). 2001-02: Started all 31 games ... The team's leading scorer with 11.9 points per outing ... Averaged 2.5 rpg, 3.5 apg and 1.3 spg ... Finished 20th in the Big East in scoring (11.9) and 12th in assists (3.5) ... Led the team in scoring nine times, including five straight games over the month of February ... Scored in double digits 22 times ... Had three 20+ point games ... Strung together nine consecutive games of double-digit scoring (2/2 to 3/4) ... Also had an eight-game streak of double-digit scoring (12/8 to 1/5) ... Invited by USA Basketball to participate in the World Championships for Young Women. 2000-01: Earned Big East All-Rookie Team honors ... The only player to start all 29 games ... Second on the team in scoring with 11.5 ppg ... Netted double-figure points in 17 games ... BC's leading scorer in six games and team's assist leader in 12 games ... Led the team in steals 10 times ... Had three 20+ point games during the season ... Led the team with 109 assists (3.8 apg) ... Invited to participate in the USA Basketball junior national team trials.

Personal

  • Parents are Dawn and Roger Jacobs
  • Has a brother, Derek and sister-in-law Lindsay
  • Has three dogs, Shaffer, Adidas and Serio
  • Sports heroes are Michael Jordan and Mia Hamm
  • Majored in Human Development
  • Earned Pennsylvania Miss Basketball honors in 2000 at Abington Heights High School
  • Was named the 2004 "Eagle of the Year" at Boston College
  • High School Jersey was retired in February 2006
  • Was an assistant coach at the University of Toledo from 2004-2006


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    Amber Jacobs Links
  • 2004 photo gallery
  • Dasani Time Out With Amber Jacobs (September 2004)
  • Amber Answers Your Questions (September 2004)
  • Feature story: Great Expectations (August 2004)
  • Get To Know Amber Jacobs (May 2004)

  • Career Transactions

    Signed by Minnesota on April 23, 2004... Drafted by Minnesota in the third round (33rd overall) of the 2004 WNBA Draft.

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