MOORHEAD — Former North Dakota State point guard Sarah Jacobson is taking her talents across the Red River.
Jacobson plans to transfer to Minnesota State Moorhead to continue her women's basketball career.
Jacobson will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Dragons.
"I just had a really good feel when I talked to the coaches and the players," Jacobson said.
Jacobson played her first two college seasons at NDSU before redshirting this past season for health reasons. She was dismissed from the team near the end of February.
The 5-foot-8 point guard started 59 games in her first two seasons at NDSU, averaging 9.6 points and 3.7 assists per game. Jacobson shot 38 percent (98 of 26) from 3-point range with the Bison.
"It was definitely a weight lifted off my shoulders and I'm excited for the next chapter," Jacobson said. "I'm super grateful and thankful for the time I had at NDSU."
Jacobson was North Dakota's Miss Basketball in 2016 after a stellar four-year career with the Deacons. Shanley won three consecutive North Dakota Class A state championships.
The Dragons are coming off a 27-7 season that ended in the second round of the NCAA Division II tournament. MSUM set a program record for wins in a season.
"That's huge. Transferring to a successful program is exciting," Jacobson said. "It seems like they just keep getting better. ... They're not where they want to be, but they're headed in the right direction. It's super exciting and super intriguing."
The Dragons had one senior on their roster this past season. Point guard Jacky Volkert finished her career with the most career assists in program history.
Jacobson said she attended a few Dragons games during the past season and liked what she saw and her interactions with players and coaches.
"It made me excited to play basketball again," Jacobson said after sitting out last season. "It's been awhile."
The Dragons have won at least 20 games in each of the past four seasons under head coach Karla Nelson. MSUM has also made three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.
"You're going to get the same coach Nelson day in and day out," Jacobson said. "She's going to say what's on her mind. She's not going to sugarcoat anything. I'm a fan of that. That was a positive for me."