The Randolph College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our WildCat of the Week. The 13th student-athlete selected for the year is basketball player Reid Jacoby.
Jacoby had a big week for the WildCats, as the team went 1-1. In the game against Guilford, Jacoby posted 14 points and assisted on eight more baskets. Then, in the comeback win over Washington and Lee, Jacoby tallied seven points, but made his mark even more in the facilitator role. He dished out 11 assists, which tied his own program-record for most in a game. Those 11 assists put his career total at 210, which moved him into third place on the all-time list.
You tied your own school record of 11 assists in a single game on Saturday. That total helped you move past several previous teammates, going to third on the all-time list at Randolph. How did that moment feel and how does it set you up for the remainder of the year?
Anytime you can do something positive to help your team win is always a great feeling especially in an ODAC road win. As far as the remainder of the year goes, I feel very confident in myself, teammates, and coaches that we have more then what it takes to put together 40 minutes of Randolph Basketball that is good enough to beat anyone in the conference.
What have you gained from being a part of this program?
Being part of the Randolph Basketball program is a privilege and is something I feel very lucky about. I will never take for granted being a part of a program that is only 10 years old and has competed and will continue to compete at the highest level of D3 basketball.
I have gained many memories, friendships, life lessons, and what it takes to be a part of a program that is bigger than myself, teammates, and coaches. Playing basketball at Randolph College is truly an honor and I have memories that will last a lifetime.
What is your favorite thing about Randolph College?
My favorite thing about Randolph College is the small campus atmosphere, which makes me feel very comfortable being myself and has made it easy for me to make friendships that I will cherish forever.
How has being a student-athlete affected you?
Being a student athlete is at times difficult, but I would not want it any other way. Being a student-athlete has made me realize my priorities and has help me mature over the last three years.
What are your goals following graduation and how has being a part of this team and institution helped you so far?
My goals following graduation are to hopefully be working, of course and to continue to be involved in the game I love (basketball).
Being part of the team and being able to interact with my closest friends on the court and off the court has made me appreciate basketball and friendships more than I could have ever imagined and the institution has given me the opportunity to create a truly incredible college experience.