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2020 NCAA Most Improved Player: Caroline Jacobsen

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(Photo by Duke Athletics)

When your stat line goes from .257/.308/.441 in 2019 to .368/.425/.789 in 2020, you are bound to become Softball America's NCAA Most Improved Player.

That's the transformation Duke's Caroline Jacobsen made this season for the Blue Devils. As a sophomore, the outfielder led her team in several offensive categories, including home runs (9), RBI (31) and OPS (1.214).

To boot, Jacobsen was a leader for Duke's "Team 3," helping the Blue Devils amass a 23-4 record and secure marquee wins over No. 1 Texas and No. 22 UCF in 2020.

Jacobsen's Duke squad was riding a nine-game winning streak when the 2020 campaign was abruptly cut short by the recent worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, leaving unfinished business for Jacobsen and her Blue Devils in 2021.

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