Cara Jacobson begins her fourth season on the men’s basketball staff at Virginia Tech and her second season as director of basketball administration. In this role, Jacobson handles many of her previous responsibilities as well as taking on a few new challenges. Jacobson began her career at Virginia Tech as an administrative assistant, before serving as assistant to the head coach in the 2015-16 season.

Jacobson’s areas of responsibility include recruiting travel, events and fundraising organization, Coach Williams calendar, ticket requests, team meals, program budget and other assignments related to the day-to-day operation of the program.

Jacobson graduated from Marquette University in 2014 with a degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting and finance. As an undergraduate, she worked in the Golden Eagle men’s basketball office for two years, handling a wide variety of responsibilities, including working with Buzz’s Bunch and summer camps. She also performed an accounting internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

The Shorewood, Wisconsin native was a four-year letterwinner in women’s soccer at Marquette. Jacobson was the team captain as a senior, when she was selected Third-Team All-Big East Conference and was a Third-Team NSCAA All-Region Scholar selection. During her time with the women’s soccer team, the Golden Eagles captured four Big East Conference regular season championships and two Big East Conference Tournament championships and advanced to the NCAA tournament each of her four seasons.

Jacobson was a member of the Marquette Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, as well as being named to the Dean’s List in the College of Business and was a four-time member of the Big East Conference All-Academic team. Her twin sister, Emily, who also played soccer at Marquette, is currently assistant director of sports performance at Marquette. Her younger sister, Allison, is a junior on the Marquette women’s soccer team.