Austin Jacobs

Senior Austin Jacobs came to Panhandle State to further his education and continue his baseball journey. Originally from West Sacramento, California, Jacobs found his way to Panhandle State because of the affordable education and athletics.

Austin Jacobs

My favorite thing about OPSU is all the different opportunities here. The possibilities are endless, and the support from the community is unmatched.

Austin Jacobs

Jacobs will graduate this spring with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s in Psychology. “My favorite thing about OPSU is all the different opportunities here. The possibilities are endless, and the support from the community is unmatched,” stated Jacobs.

Jacobs is very involved in athletics on campus. He is currently on three out of the seventeen sports teams offered at Panhandle State. He is on the Baseball team, the Cross Country team, and the Shooting Sports team.

Community service is a big deal for all athletics across campus. Austin said, “We’ve helped with different things for community service. We played with kids at recess, reading to them during class, hanging out, and playing board games at the retirement home. We were even part of helping paint all the hangers out in Guymon at the fairgrounds. I hope that OPSU athletics can keep these traditions going into the future as the community does a lot to help all of our sports programs.”

Shooting Sports Coach JW Syzemore commented, “Austin came to me at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester and asked if he could join the Shooting Sports Team. In our first meeting, I told him he is expected to put in the work in the classroom and the range. He did not disappoint! He is an excellent student and a coachable athlete in any sport he puts his mind to. His willingness to listen, follow directions, and take constructive criticism from me, as well as the other seasoned athletes on the team, is exemplary.”

After graduation, Jacobs hopes to be accepted into the game warden academy in California. “However, the possibilities are endless, so who knows what I’ll be doing,” said Jacobs.

Jacobs is a true outdoorsman when it comes to downtime from all sports. “Outside of school and sports, during duck season, you will always find me duck hunting. Out of season, I like to golf, relax with my dogs and enjoy life.”

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