NDSU's Jacobson to redshirt, sit out 2018-19 basketball season

The junior guard will sit out this season and have two years of eligibility remaining.
North Dakota State guard Sarah Jacobson goes up for a shot against Fort Wayne on Saturday at Scheels Center at Sanford Health Athletic Complex. Carrie Snyder / NDSU Athletics

FARGO -- North Dakota State junior guard Sarah Jacobson will not play this upcoming season for the Bison women's basketball team, sources tell WDAY's Dom Izzo.

Jacobson will use her redshirt and sit out the 2018-19 season because of some ongoing health concerns. The Bison coaching staff and the Jacobson family met in recent days and decided that Jacobson would redshirt.

Jacobson started all 29 games last season for NDSU, averaging 10 points and 4 rebounds a game. She played and started all 30 games in her freshman year, as she was named to the Summit League All-Newcomer Team, averaging nine points a game.

Jacobson was a three-time state champion at Fargo Shanley High School, along with being named Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year for North Dakota in 2014 and 2016.

She was named Miss Basketball in March of 2016 after the Deacons completed a third consecutive Class A state championship.

Jacobson did play in NDSU's exhibition loss Oct. 30 against Minnesota-Duluth, playing 14 minutes and did not score any points. She was on the Bison bench Tuesday night dressed in warmup gear as NDSU rallied to knock off Mayville State, 49-43.

NDSU plays its next game Friday at the Scheels Center against Creighton.