Player: Jacob Pedersen

Jacob Pedersen
Hometown: Shorewood
University: University of Minnesota
Graduation Year: 2023
Area of Study: Business

Fall 2022: Led the team with a score of six-under par and tied for 18th (72-69-69--210) in his Minnesota Men's Golf debut at the Gopher Invitational • Finished in a tie for 13th at the MacDonald Cup (73-68-70--211)

Pedersen joins the Maroon and Gold after playing four years at Gustavus Adolphus College, earning multiple accolades and honors during his time in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
During his time at Gustavus, Pedersen led the MIAC with an average of 72.2 shots over 20.5 rounds in 2021-22. He shot par or better in each of his 10 events this season, including seven top-five finishes and earning medalist honors three times. He scored a MIAC-record seven-under par (65) on the final day of the 2021 MIAC Championships in October, earning conference medalist honors. He also earned conference medalist honors in his first season in 2018.

Pedersen was selected MIAC Men's Golf Player of the Year following his first season in 2018-19, which made him the sixth men's golfer in the last two decades to earn multiple MIAC Player of the Year honors and the second to do it in non-consecutive seasons.