Joel Jacobs
Joel Jacobs
Full Name:  Joel Paul Jacobs
     Born:  March 31, 1936
     Died:  June 11, 2016 in Birmingham, Al


FSU Career
Swimming & Diving
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
54-55 BR      6-2  153  Fr   *   Hollywood                       
55-56 BR      6-2  162  So   *   Fort Lauderdale                 
56-57 BR      6-2  162  Jr   *   Fort Lauderdale                 
57-58 BR      6-2  180  Sr   *   Fort Lauderdale                 


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Joel Paul Jacobs
Obituary Published in Tuscaloosa News on July 1, 2016
BIRMINGHAM - Joel Paul Jacobs, age 80, of Birmingham, Alabama, was born on March 31, 1936 and passed on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from complications due to Alzheimer's Disease.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Clark Jacobs; daughter, Julia Laine Jacobs; sons, Jonathan Paul Jacobs and Joseph Francis Jacobs; brothers, James Francis Jacobs and John Joseph Jacobs; grandchildren, Lauren Lusk, David Jacobs, Paige Jacobs, Morgan Jacobs, Libi Jacobs, Meisi Jacobs, McKenna Mullis, Destiny Logan and Joseph Logan; and great-grandson, Anton Theodore Lusk.

A graduate of Florida State University and member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, he later earned an Master's of Business Administration from Auburn University and also graduated from the Air Force senior schools Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College.

During his 22 year career with the United States Air Force, he was honored with many awards and commendations including The Distinguished Flying Cross as the result of his skill as an Electronic Warfare Officer on B-52's during the Vietnam War. He went on to be elected as President of the Maxwell-Gunter Federal Credit Union and had a successful second career in commercial real estate. He was also the first manager of University Mall when it opened.

Joel was an All American swimmer in college and swam competitively into his late 70's, holding many national records. He also volunteered as an AAU Swimming official promoting the sport throughout the southeastern United States.

A man of many skills, he enjoyed extensive renovation projects at his and his children's homes. Very proud and supportive of his family, they enjoyed years of outdoor recreation including camping, boating and sports.



FSU Statistics
Swimming & Diving
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place  Results Points
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            1955 Season
01/13/1955 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Breaststroke           3              1.00
01/31/1955 SOUTHERN METHODIST             200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:36.0    5.00
02/01/1955 TEXAS A&M                      200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:36.2    5.00
02/10/1955 GEORGIA TECH                   200-Yard Breaststroke           2              3.00
02/12/1955 SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE       200-Yard Breaststroke           5              2.00
02/19/1955 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Breaststroke           3              1.00
            1956 Season
01/11/1956 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Breaststroke           2              3.00
01/27/1956 SOUTHERN METHODIST             200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:32.1    5.00
02/01/1956 TEXAS A&M                      200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:33.3    5.00
02/17/1956 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Individual Medley      2              3.00
02/17/1956 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:33.5    5.00
02/21/1956 MIAMI                          200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:32.3    5.00
02/23/1956 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Breaststroke           2              3.00
02/25/1956 GEORGIA AAU                    200-Yard Breaststroke           3              1.00
03/10/1956 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Individual Medley      2              3.00
03/10/1956 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:34.0    5.00
03/17/1956 FLORIDA AAU                    200-Yard Breaststroke           3              4.00
            1957 Season
01/10/1957 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:32.9    5.00
01/12/1957 EMORY                          200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:34.4    5.00
01/19/1957 GEORGIA TECH                   200-Yard Breaststroke           2              3.00
02/01/1957 KENTUCKY                       200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:37.0    5.00
02/06/1957 TEXAS A&M                      200-Yard Butterfly              3              1.00
02/06/1957 TEXAS A&M                      200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:26.9    5.00
02/08/1957 SOUTHERN METHODIST             200-Yard Breaststroke           2              3.00
02/19/1957 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Breaststroke           2              3.00
02/22/1957 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:32.2    5.00
02/25/1957 MIAMI                          200-Yard Breaststroke           2              3.00
03/09/1957 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:32.9    5.00
03/16/1957 FLORIDA AAU                    200-Yard Breaststroke           2              4.00
            1958 Season
11/16/1957 GEORGIA SENIOR AAU             200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:39.1    5.00
11/16/1957 GEORGIA SENIOR AAU             100-Yard Breaststroke           1    1:11.8    5.00
01/31/1958 SOUTHERN METHODIST             200-Yard Breaststroke           2              3.00
02/22/1958 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:34.2    5.00
02/25/1958 MIAMI                          200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:35.4    5.00
03/01/1958 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:35.5    5.00
03/15/1958 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:36.0    5.00
03/22/1958 FLORIDA AAU                    200-Yard Breaststroke           1    2:34.7    5.00