Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2022)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2023)

2022-23 (Redshirt)
Cale Jacobsen redshirted in his first season at Nebraska after walking on. He spent most of his first season on the scout team, as he adjusted to Division I basketballl. Jacobsen, who walked on after receiving D-1 offers from North Dakota and Holy Cross, flourished in the classroom, as he was named to the NU Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2022. 

Before Nebraska
Jacobsen starred at Ashland-Greenwood High School for Coach Jacob Mohs. As a senior, he garnered first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and second-team Super State accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star after leading AGHS to a 27-1 record and a Class C-1 title – the first in school history. He averaged 17.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 3.6 steals per game. Jacobsen set the Class C-1 state tournament record with a 43-point performance in a win over Kearney Catholic and was tabbed to the all-tournament team covering all six classes.  He finished his four-year varsity career with 1,481 career points, despite suffering a torn ACL in his first game of his junior season. He added 544 rebounds, 340 assists and 261 steals during his high school career. Jacobsen turned down basketball scholarships from North Dakota and Holy Cross to walk on to the Husker program. In addition to his basketball exploits, he played three seasons of football, playing quarterback as a freshman and junior while hauling in 23 passes for 486 yards and nine scores as a sophomore. In the classroom, he was a member of the National Honor Society and an honor roll student at AGHS. He played AAU basketball with the Nebraska Supreme and Coach Brad Jacobsen.
The son of Brad and Staci Jacobsen, Cale was born on June 20, 2003, in Omaha. He has three brothers (Tyler, Dane and Tate). Jacobsen majors in business administration at Nebraska.