FARGO — The long history of the Jacobson family and North Dakota State basketball is over.
NDSU head coach Maren Walseth told WDAY Sports on Monday that junior guard Sarah Jacobson is no longer a member of the women’s program.
“We wish her all the best in her future endeavors,” Walseth said in a statement.
She said there will be no further comment.
It ends 11 years of a family member playing for NDSU. It started with Pat (Smykowski) Jacobson, Sarah’s mother, who became the program’s first Division II All-American in 1989 after a highly-successful career from 1986-89.
She left as NDSU’s all-time leading scorer.
A.J. Jacobson, her son, spent five years in the Bison men’s program ending his career last season. He finished seventh in school history in 3-pointers made with 211, 10th in career 3-point accuracy at 40.3-percent and 20th in scoring with 1,355 points.
He made 122 career starts, which were the fourth-most by a Bison player.
Sarah Jacobson was redshirting this year for health reasons after playing as a true freshman in 2016-17 and last season. She started all 59 games in those two years and was second on the team in scoring each season.
She was North Dakota’s Miss Basketball at Fargo Shanley in 2016 after a standout four-year career for the Deacons leading the team to three straight North Dakota Class A titles.
Although not playing this year, her departure leaves the Bison roster with 11 players. Senior Hanna Norman, a former Bison soccer player, joined the team last month and one other player is redshirting.
Jacobson is the third player to leave the team this season. Forward Reilly Jacobson transferred to Western Michigan and center Macey Kvilvang left the team for undisclosed reasons.