Top Times (As of November 2015):
- 50 Free, 22.84(2015 WI WIAA State Championship, SCY)
- 100 Free, 50.51 (2015 WI WIAA State Championship, SCY)
- 200 Free, 1:51.53 (2014 WI 13& Over SC State Championship, SCY)
Club Team Achievements: Swimming with Lake Country Phoenix Swim Team, was state champion at 2010 Wisconsin 12 and under long course championship meet in the 11-12 age group in 50 fly (30.01) ... ranked 10th in 2010 in national age group for 12-year olds in 50 fly ... national age group all star female in 11-12 age group in 200 medley relay, holds record in the Wisconsin Central Zones in the event (2:04.82) ... won Lake Country Swim Team Female Coaches Award in 2010 for 11-12 age group, and in 2011-12 for 13-14 age group ... also won award in 2012-13 with senior age group ... qualified for Speedo, Grand Prix, Junior Nationals and NCSA meets ... took eighth place in 200 medley relay swimming the freestyle leg at 2014 NCSA Long Course junior national meet ... state champion in 2014 Wisconsin 13 and over short course state championship meet in the 50 free (15-16 age group) and 200 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay races (senior age group) ... third place High Point winner at 2013 and 2014 Wisconsin 13 and over long course state championship meet (15-16 age group) ... took first place High Point at 2014 Florida International Invitational (15-16 age group) ... state champion in senior age group in 50 free at 2015 Wisconsin 13 and over short course state championship ... finished ninth in the 50 free at 2015 NCSA summer championship meet ... named USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in 2014 and 2015 ... holds two state records, one in the 15-16 age group 400 medley relay (3:44.76) and the other in the 17-18 age group 400 medley relay (1:59.28), swimming the freestyle leg of both relay teams ... holds no less than 16 club team records, across varying age groups.
Prep & Personal: Swam with Arrowhead team in addition to club team throughout high school career ... as a freshman, team finished second at the Wisconsin state championships ... individually, came in fourth in 50 free (23.94) and fifth in 100 free (52.46) and swam with title-winning 200 free relay team (1:35.35) and seventh-place 400 free relay team ... achieved all-state honors in 50 free and 200 free relay, earned honorable mention in 100 free ... selected to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All Area first team in 200 free relay, made the honorable mention team in 50 free, 100 free and 400 free relay ... as a sophomore, team again finished second at Wisconsin state championships ... individually, finished third in 50 free (23.49), second in 100 free (51.03), and came in second with 200 free relay (1:34.12) and 400 free relay (3:23.77) ... earned All State All American consideration in 50 and 100 free, achieved All State All American accolades with both 200 and 400 free relay teams ... selected to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All Area First team (200 free relay), the Second team (400 free relay) and earned honorable mention in 50 and 100 free ... as a junior, named the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Swimmer to Watch ... crowned swimmer of the meet at Classic 8 Conference championship ... prep team won state title ... individually, won 50 free (23.13) and 100 free (50.73), and swam with champion 400 free relay (3:23.67) before finishing second in 200 free relay (1:34.91) ... at the time, in the All Time State top performances list, her 50 free time stood fourth, her 100 free time, ninth, the 200 free relay, sixth, and the 400 free relay was the second-fastest performance in state meet history ... swam pool record time in 200 free relay (1:36.74) and set school records in 50 free (23.13), 100 free (50.73) and 200 and 400 free relays (1:34.91 and 3:23.67 respectively) ... named All State All American in 50 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay, and earned consideration in the 100 free ... selected to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All Area first team in 50 free, 100 free, 200 and 400 free relays ... named to Waukesha Freeman Newspaper All Area high school team ... as a senior, again earned Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Swimmer to Watch honors ... named team captain at Arrowhead ... team crowned champions of the Minnesota Maroon & Gold Invitational (Gold division) meet, Classic 8 Conference championship meet, sectional meet and repeated as state champions at Wisconsin state swimming and diving championship meet ... won the 50 free event with time of 22.84 ... for one hour during the meet, that time stood as the state record and was fastest time on the all time state top performance list before moving to second all-time ... also came in fourth in 100 free (50.51, eighth in all time state top performance list), second with 200 free relay (1:34.70, sixth in all time state top performance list) and runner-up in the 400 free relay (3:25.37, seventh in all time state top performance list) ... holds pool record in the 50 free (23.93) and school records in the 50 free (22.84) and 100 free (50.51) ... achieved All State All American honors in 50 free, 100 free, and 200 and 400 free relays.
Outside the Pool: Is a well-known community volunteer, serving as a Salvation Army bell ringer, a senior home bingo helper, and a canned goods collector for local food pantries in addition to volunteering with the Great Strides Walk, Special Olympics Swim Meet, and Joe's Friends Family Night ... was involved with Girl Scouts from 2003-2010, and is a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club ... twice received the Character Award at Brookfield Academy ... made the honor roll from 2012 through 2015 ... hails from same area of Wisconsin as women's basketball player Heidi (Bunek) Hamilton and current women's cross country/track and field NCAA Champion Molly Seidel ... eldest child of Jeff and Ginny Jacob ... has one brother, Brian ... father, Jeff, played basketball in college, and cousins Dave (football) and Emma (swimming) also compete collegiately ... intends to major in marketing at the University.
Head Coach Mike Litzinger on Jacob: "Kelly is a speedster coming to us from Arrowhead High School in Wisconsin. She is physically gifted and will add to the speed of our program. I met Kelly during my first week at Notre Dame, and during her unofficial visit, I felt a great connection. She will do well in our program, helping our relays excel, while developing her individual events. Kelly's college swimming future is very bright at Notre Dame."